Fastest Projected Population Growth in Cochise County
Benson (pop. 5,355 as of Census 2020) is the third largest municipality in Cochise County, located approximately 45 miles southeast of Tucson, along Interstate 10, AZ 80 and AZ 90, and the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad. Of the county’s seven municipalities, Benson is projected to see the fastest population growth to 2050, due to the Villages at Vigneto, a planned 28,000-home and commercial development in the city. Benson is home to Kartchner Caverns State Park – named best cave in the nation by USA Today – which attracts thousands of visitors annually. The city also has the only AMTRAK passenger station in the county.