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Benson

Benson is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. The town lies at the intersection of Interstates 95 and 40. Each year Benson celebrates Mule Days the 4th Saturday of September, a festival that attracts over 60,000 people each year. In 2010, the population was 3,311.GeographyBenson is located at 35°22'56" North, 78°32'46" West .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1sqmi, of which, 2.1sqmi of it is land and 0.47% is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 3,311 people, 1,301 households, and 787 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,402 people per square mile (860/km²). There were 1,554 housing units at an average density of 650 per square mile (403.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 57.61% White, 34.04% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.78% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 7.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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