Benson 62 Average
Benson Livability #659 ranked city in Illinois#13,957 ranked city in the USARanks better than 52% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Benson

PROS
  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

CONS
  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Crime

    This area is reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people and could signify that it is a dangerous place to live. Crime rates include both violent and property crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

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      Benson transportation information

      Statistic Benson Illinois National
      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work92.4%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home0.9%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Benson, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).