Benson, Arizona

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Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, in the United States, 45 miles east-southeast of Tucson. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 4,934.[1]

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.

The city is perhaps best known as the gateway to Kartchner Caverns State Park.

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Geography

Benson is located at 31°57′10″N 110°18′24″W / 31.95278°N 110.30667°W / 31.95278; -110.30667 (31.95288, -110.30677).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,711 people, 2,084 households, and 1,346 families residing in the city. The population density was 131.9 people per square mile (50.9/km²). There were 2,822 housing units at an average density of 79.0/sq mi (30.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.32% White, 1.29% Native American, 0.72% Black or African American, 0.47% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.69% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.85% of the population.

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