Poverty in Benson, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Benson, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Benson is 25.9%. One out of every 3.9 residents of Benson lives in poverty.

How many people in Benson, Arizona live in poverty?
1,261 of 4,867 Benson residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Benson compare to the rest of Arizona?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%, meaning Benson has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Arizona.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

3,572

25.1% 10.3% 72.7%

Hispanic

1,153

26.6% 22.2% 23.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Benson, Arizona By Race?

25.1% of White residents of Benson, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Benson, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 898 of 3,572 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 72.7% of the total population of Benson, Arizona are white.

26.6% of Hispanic residents of Benson, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Benson, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 307 of 1,153 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 23.5% of the total population of Benson, Arizona are hispanic.

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Benson, Arizona?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Benson, Arizona is 21.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Benson, Arizona is 29.0%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Benson, Arizona

Female residents of Benson, Arizona are significantly(32%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

469 of 2,137 males in Benson live below the poverty line.

792 of 2,730 females in Benson live below the poverty line.

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Benson can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 37.5%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 21.9%.

Poverty for younger ages in Benson is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 40.8%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Benson can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 54.3%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 54.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Benson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Benson, Arizona?

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

19.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

40.6%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

41.0%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

29.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

21.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

16.1%

Over 85 Years Old

8.4%

Benson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Benson, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 25.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benson, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 27.5%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Benson, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Benson, Arizona have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 4,787 residents of Benson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 1,239 (25.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 22 (27.5%) of 80 residents of Benson, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Benson, Arizona

The poverty rate in Benson is 25.9%.
Benson is in Cochise County.
Arizona Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Cochise County.
City Poverty Rate
Benson 25.9%
Bisbee 26.3%
Douglas 31.9%
Huachuca City 36.1%
Mescal 26.7%
Pirtleville 30.9%
St. David 12.5%
Sierra Vista 14.2%
Sierra Vista Southeast 11.7%
Tombstone 21.0%
Willcox 22.7%

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