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The population of Benson is approximately 4,890 (2006), 5105 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,822 (2000), 2369 (2010).

The amount of land area in Benson is 22.043 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Benson to Washington DC is 2000 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 151 miles. (as the crow flies)
Benson is positioned 31.96 degrees north of the equator and 110.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Benson elevation is 3,585 feet above sea level.
Benson per capita income is $17,315 (2000).
Benson median income is $31,700 (2000).

The Benson median home price is $95,300 (2005).

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Benson location: in southeastern Arizona in the San Pedro Valley, about 46 miles south of Tucson. Other nearby communities include St David, Whetstone, Huachuca City, Tombstone, Vail, Sierra Vista, Elgin and Sonoita.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Benson is comfortable most of the year. Temperatures are 11 to 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson. There is very little rainfall here. Snow may fall during the winter, but it is a rare occurance.
Benson average annual rainfall is 11.4 inches per year
The average low temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 79.8 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Benson history:

The city was founded in 1880 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came through. It was named after Judge William B. Benson, a friend of the president of the railroad.

Here is a history page for Benson.
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Benson attractions:

Bammons Gulch
Ghost Town Movie Set, 12 miles north of Benson at the Pomerene Road exit.
P.O. Box 76
Pomerene, AZ
Phone: (520) 212-2831

Kartchner Caverns State Park is nearby. It is said to be one of the most pristine caverns in the country. Please see the website for hours of operation and other information.

Arts and History Museum
180 S. San Pedro Street
Benson, AZ
Displays of settlers and early cultures. There is also a gift shop with local arts and crafts.
Phone: 586-3070

San Pedro Golf Course

Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center

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