Benson is located in Arizona.
Benson, Arizona has a population of 4,888.
The median household income in Benson, Arizona is
The median household income for the surrounding county is $45,974
compared to the national median of $53,482.
The median age of people living in Benson is
The average high temperature in July is 97.4
degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 28.9 degrees.
The average rainfall is approximately 13.7 inches
per year, with 2.3 inches of snow per year.
No weather information available.
Located along Interstate 10, State Route 80, State Route 90 and the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad, Benson is a hub for transportation, commerce and tourists visiting southern Arizona. Named after Judge William B. Benson, a friend of Southern Pacific Railroad’s president, Benson is a convenient stop for travelers on Interstate 10 and is a gateway for tourists visiting southeastern Arizona. Benson offers the warmth and friendliness of a small town with many amenities, and supports a large retired population. Many residents commute to Tucson and Sierra Vista for employment and shopping.
Activities and Attractions
Benson is the western gateway to historic Cochise County, where the renegade Geronimo, Chief Cochise, and the Chiricahua Apaches once ran regular raids from the mountains in southeast Arizona. Nearby, off of Interstate 10 in Dragoon, the Amerind Foundation boasts an interesting anthropological and archaeological museum with fine exhibits on Native American cultures. The famous Kartchner Caverns State Park, a pristine underground limestone is 12 miles from town. Each year, Benson celebrates its heritage with Butterfield Overland Stage Days. Other local festivals include Territorial Days and the Benson Tractor Pull featuring antique tractors and engines.