For population 25 years and over in Bennington:
For population 15 years and over in Bennington town:
42 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (18.1 miles , pop. 94,019).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (22.7 miles , pop. 292,648).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (259.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 78.41 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 585
Work and jobs in Bennington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Bennington, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bennington-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Bennington town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 31.2 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Bennington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from Bennington center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from Bennington center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Wyoming County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Justin Rolph Loomis - University president.
Hospitals/medical centers near Bennington:
Amtrak station near Bennington:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennington:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.275. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.1. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.45. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Bennington compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Bennington (based on Wyoming County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.29%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,033 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,842 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Bennington:
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See more detailed statistics of Bennington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bennington, NY
Total length: 38 meters (125ft)
Total costs: $13,529,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,667
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,912
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: