Benson is located in southwest Minnesota. Benson is between the Swift, Chippewa, Pope county. Benson has 3.00 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Benson population is 3,165, which has shrunk 6.25% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 9.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Benson median household income is $48,554 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 50.63% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 29.12% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Benson median house value is $90,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.63% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 51.31% 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 close to the state average in quality. The Benson area code is 320.