Bennington, Idaho

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Population in 2010: 190.
Males: 80  (42.3%)
Females: 110  (57.7%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Idaho median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 83254

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,372
Bennington:

$49,372
ID:

$51,807

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,308

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,205
Bennington:

$154,205
ID:

$189,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $148,120; Detached houses: $148,108

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,188.

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  • Races in Bennington, ID (2010)

    Bennington races chart
    • 18597.4%White alone
    • 42.1%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bennington: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: European (59.7%), English (17.7%), Italian (10.5%), Dutch (8.1%), Norwegian (7.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6054 feet

For population 25 years and over in Bennington:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bennington CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 79.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 16.1%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bennington, Idaho as of February 15, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Bennington to the number of sex offenders is 291 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $904 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $908 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pocatello, ID (66.4 miles , pop. 51,466).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (372.0 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (614.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Montpelier, ID (2.2 miles ), Georgetown, ID (2.5 miles ), Paris, ID (3.5 miles ), Bloomington, ID (3.8 miles ), St. Charles, ID (4.4 miles) , Soda Springs, ID (4.8 miles ), Mink Creek, ID (4.8 miles ), Grace, ID (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.39 N, Longitude: 111.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Bennington household income distribution Bennington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (61%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (35%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (54%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (33%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Earthquake activity:

Bennington-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 240% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 171.0 miles away from Bennington center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from Bennington center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 160.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bear Lake County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bennington:

  • BEAR LAKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MONTPELIER, ID)
  • BEAR LAKE MEMORIAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MONTPELIER, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennington:

  • Utah State University (about 52 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Idaho State University (about 66 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Weber State University (about 89 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 102 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • University of Utah (about 116 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 116 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Westminster College (about 119 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)

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Notable location: Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Protection District Station 10 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bear Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 21.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.6
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.74. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.74
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 4.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.44
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  89.1%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Idaho average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bennington CDP (based on Bear Lake County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other5,06418
Catholic991
Evangelical Protestant752
Mainline Protestant131
None735-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Bear Lake County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bear Lake County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bear Lake County:

6.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bear Lake County:

24.6%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.4%
State:

11.7%

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.63% ($36,846 average AGI)
from Caribou County, ID  0.54% ($43,000)
from Bannock County, ID  0.49% ($24,200)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bannock County, ID  0.63% ($41,692 average AGI)
to Cache County, UT  0.54% ($25,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennington:

  • KVSI (1450 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: TRI-STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennington:

  • K260AD (99.9 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K264AD (100.7 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K276DR (103.1 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K287AB (105.3 FM; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJQN (100.7 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KLZX (95.9 FM; WESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO INC)
  • K296AT (107.1 FM; LA BARGE, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KVFX (94.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bennington:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K09PL (Channel 9; DINGLE, ETC., ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V.DISTRICT)
  • K11PP (Channel 11; DINGLE, ETC., ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V.DISTRICT)
  • K19DQ (Channel 19; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K21CE (Channel 21; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T. V. DISTRICT)
  • K23BV (Channel 23; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T. V. DISTRICT)
  • K25CK (Channel 25; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T. V. DISTRICT)
  • K27CS (Channel 27; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T. V. DISTRICT)
  • K31CI (Channel 31; BOISE, ETC., ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K33DR (Channel 33; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K52EC (Channel 52; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K54DY (Channel 54; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K56FM (Channel 56; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V. DISTRICT)
  • K13QY (Channel 13; DINGLE, ETC., ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T.V.DISTRICT)
  • K29BM (Channel 29; MONTPELIER, ID; Owner: BEAR LAKE COUNTY T. V. DISTRICT)
  • K57IA (Channel 57; GEORGETOWN, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Bennington fatal accident list:

Jul 14, 2004 11:54 PM, Us-30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 2003 05:50 AM, Us-30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 1,200Total average daily traffic
  • 168Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,800Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bennington and their reported violations in the past:

BENNINGTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform

Bennington compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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