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Benson County, North Dakota Facts

Facts
State North Dakota
Land area 1,388.7 square miles
Population Density 4.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 6,877
Population change 3.3%
Under 5 years of age 10.1%
Under 18 34.2%
65 and over 12.2%
Females 48.7%
White 43.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.8
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 0.1%
Native American 54%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.6%
Veterans 428
Households and Housing
Households 2,291
Persons per household 2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more 92%
Median household income $36,491
The per capita income $18,162
Live below the poverty line. 35.8%
housing units 2,976
Multi-unit structures 12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $52,800
Residents owning their homes. 64.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 390
Women-owned firms 28.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 19.2%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $20,136
Retail sales per capita $2,928
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $125,074