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Benson, Utah
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah
Country United States
State Utah
County Cache
Organized May 3, 1871
Named for Ezra T. Benson
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.5 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
4,429 ft (1,350 m)
 • Total 1,485
 • Density 49/sq mi (18.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-05050
GNIS feature ID 1425433

Benson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cache County, Utah, United States. It is immediately south of Amalga, across State Route 218, and is west of the Logan-Cache Airport. The population was 1,485 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Benson Elementary School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 33.4 square miles (86.5 km2), of which 30.4 square miles (78.7 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), or 9.01%, is water. The water consists of the southern and eastern ends of Cutler Reservoir on the Little Bear and Bear rivers.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,451
2010 1,485 2.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,451 people, 415 households, and 351 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 46.9 people per square mile (18.1/km2). There were 433 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.11% White, 0.07% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 2.96% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% of the population.

There were 415 households, out of which 49.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 3.89.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 37.6% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,369, and the median income for a family was $47,895. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,389. About 7.4% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

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