The population in Benson was 1,485 in 2010, ranking it 139 among 326 places. This represents an increase of 34 from 1,451 in 2000. The largest minority group in 2010 in Benson was Hispanic/Latino, which accounted for 5.7 percent of the total population. Households with children under 18 made up 49 percent of all households in 2010, a decrease from 51.6 percent in 2000. Owner-occupied housing units accounted for 81.2 percent of all households in 2010, a decrease from 2000 when 84.1 percent of all housing units were owner-occupied.