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Welcome to Benson ...

The town of Benson is located in Johnston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Benson has a population of 3,934 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Benson.

Benson is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Benson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Benson: (919) & (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Benson: 27504<5>

Websites for Benson ...

Official Website:   www.townofbenson.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bensonchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Benson had an population of 3,934 people. This is an increase of 18.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benson had a population of 3,311 people. This makes Benson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Benson represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 188th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,311 people, the population of Benson increased 13.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,923 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benson.

Communities Also Named Benson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Benson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benson.

Communities near Benson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Benson.

  • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Benson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<8>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Benson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
  • Smithfield [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Benson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<8>
  • Dunn [Harnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
    • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Benson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Selma [Johnston County]
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      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<8>
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<8>
    • Erwin [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Harnett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<8>
    • Lillington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillington
      • Lillington [Harnett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillington<8>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
    • Coats [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Benson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Benson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Benson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benson. See our Newspapers Page for Benson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benson ...

Looking for more information about Benson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Benson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Benson.

Adding Benson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Benson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Benson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Benson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Johnston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benson: www.townofbenson.com/

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Benson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BensonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3821, Longitude: -78.5489    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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