Benson

7 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$550
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    575
  • Theft
    768
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,554
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    Reviews

    7 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      4
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I love fishing and there is ample waterways available to fish off shore and in a boat. Good fishing and great fun.

    I camp every summer at a near by state park with the local Girl Scout group. It has availability for tenting or to rent cabins. We have done both.

    Beaches are usually pretty small but so are the lakes. They usually are not too crowded and there is usually a group of people willing to play volleyball and have a great time.

    Its rural Minnesota, there is farm within a 5 minute drive. My grandpa is a farmer so I grew up in a tractor and loved every second of it.
    • Niche User
    • June 20 2014
    Usually if you grew up here, you leave for college and move around for a couple years and then you come back to your hometown. People have a sense of pride in their towns for their teams and their events.
    • Niche User
    • June 20 2014
    In small towns if you know people and the area you will never get board. You have to know the in's and out's and all the little secrets, then you find some things that you might not have known existed.
    • Niche User
    • June 20 2014