Benson County

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Benson County, North Dakota

PO Box 213
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Phone: (701) 473-5345
Fax: (701) 473-5571

In east-central ND, east of Minot; organized Mar 9, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Ramsey County. Name Origin: For Bertil W. Benson, a Dakota Territory legislator at the time the county was organized

Area (sq mi):: 1439.27 (land 1380.60; water 58.68) Population per square mile: 5.10
Population 2005: 6,999 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 -3.30% Population 2000: 6,964 (White 50.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.00%; Other 49.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 31.40
Income 2000: per capita $11,509; median household $26,688; Population below poverty level: 29.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,870-$21,935
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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