Benson is located close to the center of Illinois. Benson is part of Woodford County. Benson has 0.17 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Benson population is 403, which has shrunk 1.23% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Benson median household income is $57,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.74% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Benson median house value is $88,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 34.50% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 34.33% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Benson is better than the state average in quality. The Benson area code is 309.