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Benson
Cochise County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85602

Motto
Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park



Page Contents for Benson, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Benson is approximately 4,890 (2006), 5105 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,822 (2000), 2369 (2010).
The amount of land area in Benson is 22.043 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Benson to Washington DC is 2000 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 151 miles. (as the crow flies)
Benson is positioned 31.96 degrees north of the equator and 110.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Benson elevation is 3,585 feet above sea level.
Benson per capita income is $ 17,315 (2000).
Benson median income is $ 31,700 (2000).
The Benson median home price is $ 95,300 (2005).
Benson average annual rainfall is 11.4 inches per year
The average low temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 79.8 degrees F.

Location

in southeastern Arizona in the San Pedro Valley, about 46 miles south of Tucson. Other nearby communities include St David, Whetstone, Huachuca City, Tombstone, Vail, Sierra Vista, Elgin and Sonoita.
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Weather


comfortable most of the year. Temperatures are 11 to 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson. There is very little rainfall here. Snow may fall during the winter, but it is a rare occurance.
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for Benson.
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Attractions

Bammons Gulch
Ghost Town Movie Set, 12 miles north of Benson at the Pomerene Road exit.
P.O. Box 76
Pomerene, AZ
Phone: (520) 212-2831

Kartchner Caverns State Park is nearby. It is said to be one of the most pristine caverns in the country. Please see the website for hours of operation and other information.

Arts and History Museum
180 S. San Pedro Street
Benson, AZ
Displays of settlers and early cultures. There is also a gift shop with local arts and crafts.
Phone: 586-3070

San Pedro Golf Course

Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center

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Benson City Government

City of Benson
160 S Huachuca St
Benson, AZ 85602-6646
Phone: 520-586-2245

Benson Chamber

Benson, San Pedro Valley Chamber Of Commerce
249 E 4th St
Benson, AZ 85602
Phone: 520-586-2842
Phone: 520-586-1920
Fax: 520-586-1972

Benson Organizations

Benson, San Pedro Valley Chamber Of Commerce
249 E 4th St
Benson, AZ 85602
Phone: 520-586-2842
Phone: 520-586-1920
Fax: 520-586-1972

Benson Libraries

Benson Public Library
300 S. Huachuca
P.O. Drawer 1480
Benson, Arizona 85602
Phone: 520-586-9535
part of the Cochise County Library System.

Benson Schools

Benson Unified School District
360 S. Patagonia Street
Benson, Arizona 85602
Phone: 520-586-2213

HIGHER EDUCATION
Cochise College Benson

Miscellany

The population of Benson was:
1990 - 3,824
2000 - 4,711
2006 - 4,890
Median household income:
2000 - $ 28,289
2005 - $ 31,700

Median house value:
2000 - $ 72,800
2005 - $ 95,300

Median age:
2000 - 49.6 years


Benson is located in the Mountain Time Zone. The state of Arizona does NOT participate in Daylight Savings Time.

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