31 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Benson, North Carolina


31 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Benson, North Carolina in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 8.1 percent lower than the state average of 39.1 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 3,578.

74.8 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Benson, North Carolina residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Benson, North Carolina for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
642
25.2
Regular high school diploma
435
17
GED or alternative credential
101
4
Some college less than 1 year
55
2.2
Some college 1 or more years no degree
529
20.7
Associate's degree
161
6.3
Bachelor's degree
425
16.7
Master's degree
93
3.6
Professional school degree
94
3.7
Doctorate degree
17
0.7
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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