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Benson County, ND&

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Population
6,802
0.12% growth
Median Age
30.8
Median Household Income
$41,530
0.57% growth
Poverty Rate
33.5%
Number of Employees
2,435
1.06% decline
Median Property Value
$65,400
2.83% growth

Economy

The economy of Benson County, ND employs 2,435 people. The economy of Benson County, ND is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 10.13; 4.23; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Benson County, ND are Healthcare & Social Assistance (337), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (327), and Educational Services (319), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,500), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,719), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($32,941).

Median household income in Benson County, ND is $41,530. Males in Benson County, ND have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,168. The income inequality of Benson County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Benson County, ND. In Benson County, ND the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,796. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.

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Diversity

Benson County, ND is home to a population of 6,802 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Benson County, ND is composed of 3,709 Native residents (54.5%), 2,823 White residents (41.5%), 166 Hispanic residents (2.44%), 93 Two+ residents (1.37%), and 7 Asian residents (0.1%). The most common foreign languages in Benson County, ND are Other Native North American (79 speakers), Scandinavian (16 speakers), and German (11 speakers), but compared to other places, Benson County, ND has a relative high number of Other Native North American (79 speakers), Scandinavian (16 speakers), and Hungarian (3 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Benson County, ND awarded 26 degrees. The student population of Benson County, ND is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 23 female students. Most students in Benson County, ND are American Indian (23 and 88.5%), followed by White (3 and 11.5%), Two or more races (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Benson County, ND by number of graduates are Cankdeska Cikana Community College (26 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Benson County, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (13 and 50%), General Business Administration & Management (4 and 15.4%), and Natural Resource Management & Policy (2 and 7.69%). The median tuition costs in Benson County, ND are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benson County, ND is $65,400, which is 0.32 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $63,600 to $65,400, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Benson County, ND is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Benson County, ND have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Benson County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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