Demographics

Population
Johnston County
Benson

2003

136,304
3,232
2002
147,349
3,019
1990
81,306
3,200
Taxes

Benson:     

$0.40

Johnston County:

$0.84

Services and Provider

Water/Wastewater

Town of Benson

Electricity:

Town of Benson

Telecommunications

Sprint \ All major cellular carriers

Natural Gas:

NC Natural Gas Corporation

Other Fuels:

Fuel Oil - Coal - LP Gas

Benson Larger Employers

Employer

Product\Services

Polymer Group, Inc.

Mfg. Nonwovens

Hamlin Sheet Metal Co.

Mfg. Ducts

Benson Veneer Co.

Single-ply Veneer

 

Quality of Life: Benson is served by area hospitals with clinics in Benson. Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, Betsy Johnston Regional Hospital in Dunn, and Wake Medical in Raleigh are nearby. Benson folks keep fit at the town's excellent parks and recreation facilities. The area has several special events including Annual Gospel Singing Convention ant the Annual Mule Days celebration. The Benson Foundation of the Arts provides a schedule plays and concerts at the Benson Municipal Building. Organizations such as the Benson Museum of Local History bring cultural programs to the community. The nearby Raleigh area offers sport, festivals, arts and cultural programs.