Benson, MN Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,565 housing units in Benson. This represents a 5.5% growth from 1,484 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 1,560 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 5 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Benson is about 70.5%. Benson's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.4%. Average household size is 2.24 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Benson were built after 1955.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.60%
One Bedroom11.90%
Two Bedrooms31.30%
Three Bedrooms38.50%
Four Bedrooms15.30%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.56
Median year structure was built1950
Median Value of occupied units$64,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$39,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.46
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$344

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage2.60%
Home Equity Loan5.10%
Simple Mortgage51%
Debt Free41.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.2%