Bennington, Oklahoma

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Population in 2014: 345 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.4%
 
Males: 137  (39.7%)
Females: 208  (60.3%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 74723.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,128 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Bennington:

$27,128
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,515 (it was $7,414 in 2000)

Bennington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,564 (it was $24,200 in 2000)
Bennington:

$56,564
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,928; Detached houses: $53,724; Mobile homes: $49,015

Median gross rent in 2016: $547.

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  • Races in Bennington, OK (2010)

    Bennington races chart
    • 22968.6%White alone
    • 7021.0%American Indian alone
    • 309.0%Two or more races
    • 41.2%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone

Races in Bennington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bennington: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.2%), American (7.5%), German (4.5%), English (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 614 people per square mile   (low).

Bennington,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bennington:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bennington town:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Oklahoma:

3.8%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bennington, Oklahoma as of March 19, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Bennington to the number of sex offenders is 102 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $326 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $354 (0.7%)

Bennington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (39.0 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (77.4 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (93.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: East Bryan, OK (1.3 miles ), Bokchito, OK (2.5 miles ), Boswell, OK (3.1 miles ), Albany, OK (3.3 miles) , Blue, OK (3.3 miles) , North Central Bryan, OK (3.3 miles ), Southeast Bryan, OK (3.4 miles ), West Choctaw, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.00 N, Longitude: 96.04 W

Area code: 580

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

4.1%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Bennington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bennington, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bennington-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Bennington town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bennington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from Bennington center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 232.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.1 miles away from Bennington center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bryan County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bennington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bennington:

  • INDIAN TERRITORY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE IV (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BOSWELL, OK)
  • CADDO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CADDO, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennington:

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 20 miles; Durant, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Paris Junior College (about 38 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • Grayson College (about 40 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 53 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • East Central University (about 65 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 68 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • North Central Texas College (about 71 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)

Public high school in Bennington:

  • BENNINGTON HS (Students: 78, Location: 729 NORTH PERRY STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Bennington:

  • BENNINGTON ES (Students: 203, Location: 729 NORTH PERRY STREET, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable location: Bennington Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bryan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 38.7%
(31.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 57.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Oklahoma average:

11.1

Bennington travel time to work - commute Bennington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bennington town (based on Bryan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,75376
Mainline Protestant2,02614
Other6844
Catholic2501
None14,703-
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: 8
Bryan County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bryan County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Bryan County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bryan County:

30.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bennington:

47.9%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bennington:

45.1%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.9
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bennington:

6.5
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.2%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

51.6%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bennington, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,020
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$153
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$259
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,800
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,423
Totals for Government 0$0 11$4,655

Bennington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $72,000 ($208.70)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($234.78)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($101.45)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($52.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $7,000 ($20.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($98.55)

Bennington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($66.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($208.70)
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000 ($52.17)
    Highways: $3,000 ($8.70)
    General Support: $1,000 ($2.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($34.78)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.90)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $46,000 ($133.33)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($31.88)

Bennington government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $84,000 ($243.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $82,000 ($237.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($5.80)

Bennington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($113.04)

7.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

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 Grayson County, TX  1.21% ($34,188 average AGI)
from Atoka County, OK  0.61% ($24,564)
from Marshall County, OK  0.44% ($26,964)


7.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

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 Grayson County, TX  0.99% ($28,792 average AGI)
to Atoka County, OK  0.43% ($34,407)
to Marshall County, OK  0.29% ($27,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennington:

  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennington:

  • KLBC (106.3 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSSU (91.9 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bennington:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bennington)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 34.004444 Lon: -96.037500, Call Sign: WQGY432
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.062 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2007, Expiration Date: 05/23/2017, Certifier: Eric TealRegistrant: Shipman Communications, 1815 West Morton Str, Denison, TX 75020, Phone: (903) 465-8297, Fax: (903) 463-3130

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OK01671A, 201 Northeast 9th Street (Lat: 34.026083 Lon: -95.990556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 64.6 m, Overall height: 65.5 m, Call Sign: WQWN480
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/13/2015, Expiration Date: 10/13/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W5EWK, Grant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 09/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2010, Registrant: Swan T Richardson, Box 62, Bennington, OK 74723
  • Call Sign: KE5FSL, Licensee ID: L01051037, Grant Date: 11/05/2015, Expiration Date: 11/05/2025, Certifier: Dustin L Mccoy, Registrant: Dustin L Mccoy, 1492 Blue Branch Rd., Bennington, OK 74723

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7BCM (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6479C , Serial Number: 47-1004, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W Ross, 2248 Sassarass Rd, Bennington, OK 74723

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

BRYAN COUNTY RWD #7 (Population served: 302, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-25-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Bennington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bennington, OK
Most common first names in Bennington, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2276.1 years
William1577.6 years
John1176.1 years
Charles1076.9 years
Mary972.7 years
George778.3 years
Cora580.4 years
Thomas571.2 years
Grace484.0 years
Arthur476.2 years
Most common last names in Bennington, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Percell1178.6 years
Gardner1080.3 years
Minyard979.5 years
Williams767.7 years
Allen775.6 years
Jones674.3 years
Roberts677.5 years
Norris674.9 years
Johnson569.0 years
Harris573.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Businesses in Bennington, OK

  • U-Haul: 1

Bennington compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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