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Benjamin, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Benjamin had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2017. Benjamin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benjamin is located at latitude 33.5836 and longitude -99.7929 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benjamin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,476 feet.

The City of Benjamin (GNIS ID: 2409834) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Benjamin is located within Benjamin Division of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benjamin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Benjamin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 283
Daytime Population: Workers 122
Daytime Population: Residents 169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 281
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 269
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $36,483
Average Household Income $58,555
Per Capita Income $24,490


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $40,217
Average Home Value $67,568


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 0.97%
Households 1.23% 0.93%
Families 0.4% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Benjamin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benjamin to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1454 17th
Population Density # 1423 19th
Diversity Index # 457 74th
Median Household Income # 1356 23rd
Per Capita Income # 805 54th

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