Benson Township, Swift County, Minnesota

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Benson Township, Minnesota
Benson Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Benson Township, Minnesota
Benson Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°21′39″N 95°34′44″W / 45.36083°N 95.57889°W / 45.36083; -95.57889Coordinates: 45°21′39″N 95°34′44″W / 45.36083°N 95.57889°W / 45.36083; -95.57889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Swift
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 367
 • Density 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56215
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-05230[1]
GNIS feature ID 0663570[2]

Benson Township is a township in Swift County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 367 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2); 34.3 square miles (89 km2) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it (4.64%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 367 people, 121 households, and 102 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.7 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 3.7/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.82% White, 0.27% Asian, 1.91% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.3% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,143, and the median income for a family was $49,107. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,446. About 5.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.