Bennington, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 9,074. Population change since 2000: -1.0%
Males: 4,546  (50.1%)
Females: 4,528  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,086 (it was $30,591 in 2000)
Bennington:

$38,086
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,903 (it was $16,507 in 2000)

Bennington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,192 (it was $92,700 in 2000)
Bennington:

$156,192
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $166,985; Detached houses: $175,696; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,722; In 2-unit structures: $131,858; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $275,781; Mobile homes: $20,980

Median gross rent in 2012: $740.

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Bennington races chart
  • White alone - 8,313 (93.7%)
  • Two or more races - 230 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 146 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 96 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 79 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bennington: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), French (13.4%), English (10.1%), German (8.6%), United States (8.2%), Italian (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 681 feet

Land area: 4.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,864 people per square mile   (low).

Bennington,VT real estate house value index trend

Bennington, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Bennington:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bennington CDP:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

167 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Vermont:  4.0%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Bennington, Vermont as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bennington to the number of sex offenders is 204 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,908 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,381 (1.6%)

Bennington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (33.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (113.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (144.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Old Bennington, VT (1.1 miles ), North Bennington, VT (2.0 miles ), South Shaftsbury, VT (2.2 miles ), Woodford, VT (2.4 miles ), Shaftsbury, VT (2.4 miles ), Pownal, VT (2.5 miles ), Hoosick Falls, NY (2.9 miles ), Hoosick, NY (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $136,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 73.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,753 (+42.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,425 (63.7%)

Area code: 802

Bennington household income distribution Bennington home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Vermont average:

3.25
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Bennington, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bennington-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Bennington place center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bennington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from Bennington center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Bennington center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bennington County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bennington topographic map

Birthplace of: Anne Lynch Botta - Writer, Cynthia Gibb - Film actor, Hiram Bingham I - Christian missionary, James Fisk (financier) - Railroad executive, Pamela Blair - Dancer, Carleton Carpenter - Actor, Robert Alton - Choreographer, Simon Fraser (explorer), Charles Dewey Day - Judge, Hiland Hall - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Bennington:

  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 100 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT RENAL CENTER (SVMC)
  • VNA AND HOSPICE OF SVHC (160 BENMONT AVENUE SUITE 17)
  • BENNINGTON CONVEALESCENT CTR (360 DEWEY ST)
  • BENNINGTON HEALTH AND REHAB (2 BLACKBERRY LANE)
  • CENTERS FOR LIVING AND REHAB (160 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • CRESCENT MANOR CARE CTRS (312 CRESCENT BLVD)
  • VERMONT VETERANS HOME (325 NORTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Bennington:

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Colleges/Universities in Bennington:

  • Bennington College (Full-time enrollment: 885; Location: One College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bennington.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Southern Vermont College (FT enrollment: 565; Location: 982 Mansion Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.svc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennington:

  • Williams College (about 12 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 27 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 28 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 28 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Siena College (about 31 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 33 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Skidmore College (about 34 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)

Public high schools in Bennington:

Private high schools in Bennington:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 104 KOCHER DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BENNINGTON SCHOOL INC (Students: 106; Location: 192 FAIRVIEW ST; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bennington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bennington:

  • THE SCHOOL OF SACRED HEART ST FRANCIS DE SALES (Students: 160; Location: 307 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BENNINGTON COLLEGE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 54; Location: 1 COLLEGE DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HILAND HALL SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 2196 HARWOOD HILL RD; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Bennington, map of school districts: BENNINGTON ID SCHOOL DISTRICT, MOUNT ANTHONY UHSD 14

Library in Bennington:

  • BENNINGTON FREE (Operating income: $471,160; Location: 101 SILVER ST.; 66,243 books; 6,654 audio materials; 3,032 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 159 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bennington: Holden-Leonard Mill Complex (A), Bennington Town Hall (B), Bennington Free Library (C), Bennington County Courthouse (D), Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce (E), Vermont Veterans Home Library (F), Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Medical Library (G), Samuel H Blackmer Memorial Library (H), Bennington Fire Department (I), Bennington Rescue Squad (J), Bennington County Sheriff's Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: North Street Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bennington include: First Baptist Church (A), First Church of Christ (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Sacred Heart-Saint Francis Church (D), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (E), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bennington Village Cemetery (1), Park Lawn Cemetery (2), Woodward Cemetery (3), Vermont Veterans Home Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Stream (A), Barney Brook (B), Jewett Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bennington include: Downtown Bennington Historic District (1), Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bennington Battle Monument (Museums; 15 Monument Circle).

Hotels: Bennington Motor Inn (143 Main Street), A Walk In The Woods Motel (5697 Route 9), Autumn Inn (924 Main Street), Catamount Motel (500 South Street), Vermonter Motor Lodge (West Road), Hampton Inn (51 Hannaford Sq), South Shire Inn (124 Elm Street), Darling Kelley's Motel (South Street Ext), Molly Stark Inn (1067 Main Street).

Courts: Vermont State - Corrections Dept- Bennington Community Correctional- Service Center & Court & (Veterans Memorial Drive), Passport Information County Court (207 South Street).

Bennington 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 2012 was 69.0. This is about average.

City:

69.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.70
U.S.:

9.14

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

BENNINGTON WATER DEPT (Address: 205 SOUTH ST , Population served: 13,250, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2007. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2010)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-24-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-02-2009 to MAR-24-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-24-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-02-2009 to MAR-24-2010)
APPLEGATE APARTMENTS (Address: 89 APPLEGATE DR , Population served: 273, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-16-2010 to JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-16-2010 to JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-16-2010 to JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-16-2010 to JUL-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2004 and JAN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
THE PUBLIC HOUSE (Address: 782 HARWOOD HILL RD , Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
NEW ENGLANDER MOTOR INN (Address: 220 NORTHSIDE DR , Population served: 178, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WEST ROAD MOTEL (Address: 924 MAIN ST , Population served: 151, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2008), St Boil Water Order (OCT-02-2008), State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-10-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2012)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
VISHAY TANSITOR (Address: 2813 WEST RD , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
EAST MOUNTAIN MHP (Address: 2557 NATHAN DR , Population served: 76, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2013)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 20 other older monitoring violations
STARLIGHT INN (Address: 357 US ROUTE 7 SOUTH , Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bennington that have no violations reported:

  • GREENWOOD LODGE AND CAMPSITES (Population served: 185, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARWOOD HILL MOTEL (Address: 864 HARWOOD HILL RD , Population served: 47, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HATHAWAY DRIVE IN (Serves NY, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 47.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.9%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bennington in 2010:

  • 452 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bennington in 2000:

  • 476 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Bennington, Vermont environmental map by EPA

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Bennington compared to Vermont state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Bennington (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Bennington: Phyllis Lane Branch at 32 Phyllis Lane, branch established on 2011/03/21; The Bank Of Bennington at 155 North Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $304.0 mil, Deposits: $197.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • People's United Bank: Bennington Branch at 401 Main Street, branch established on 1878/01/01; Bennington Square Branch at 101 Kocher Drive, branch established on 1979/05/07. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Merchants Bank: Putnam Square Branch at 406 Main Street, branch established on 1973/12/26. Info updated 2011/12/09: Bank assets: $1,615.1 mil, Deposits: $1,179.4 mil, headquarters in Burlington, VT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants Bancshares, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bennington Main Street Branch at 310 Main Street, branch established on 1938/07/14. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TrustCo Bank: Bennington Office at 215 North Street, branch established on 2002/11/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,250.1 mil, Deposits: $3,736.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Bennington Branch at 500 Main Street, branch established on 1955/12/31. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bennington, Vermont:

  • Apple Valley Inn And Cafe, Rt 7 S, Bennington, VT 05201
  • Southshire Inn, 124 Elm St, Bennington, VT 05201 , Phone: (802) 447-3839
  • Best Western Plus New Englander Motor Inn, 220 Northside Dr, Bennington, VT 05201 , Phone: (802) 442-6311, Fax: (802) 442-5885
  • New Englander Motel, 218 Northside Dr, Bennington, VT
  • Hampton Inn Bennington, 51 Hannaford Sq, Bennington, VT 05201 , Phone: (802) 440-9862, Fax: (802) 440-9864
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bennington, Vermont

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.94%
Here: 44.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents57.4%8.5%7.1%6.8%6.6%
Congregations18.9%11.3%9.4%5.7%15.1%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents3.9%3.4%1.4%1.1%3.8%
Congregations5.7%3.8%3.8%1.9%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Bennington County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Bennington County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Bennington County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

16.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bennington County:

22.9%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.3%

5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Vermont average:

6.60%

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:
from Berkshire County, MA  0.38% ($31,089 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.38% ($34,339)
from Windham County, VT  0.35% ($33,346)


6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Vermont average:

6.82%

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:
to Rutland County, VT  0.50% ($34,767 average AGI)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.46% ($33,147)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.35% ($44,078)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennington:

  • WBTN (1370 AM; 1 kW; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennington:

  • W253AF (98.5 FM; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WBTN-FM (94.3 FM; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bennington:

  • W53AS (Channel 53; POWNAL, ETC., VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WNYA-CA (Channel 39; EASTON, ETC., NY; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bennington, Vermont:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 64
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Vermont average:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 56
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 120
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Bennington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $4,003,000
Total average daily traffic: 85,610
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,997
Total future (year 2017) average daily traffic: 115,710

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bennington, VT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bennington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bennington, VT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bennington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bennington)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 55
  • Hazardous Condition: 111
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Bennington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bennington, VT
Businesses in Bennington, VT
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Maurices1
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike1
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
Goodwill6Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Staples1
Hilton1Subaru1
Home Depot1Subway2
Honda1Taco Bell1
Hyundai1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS2
Knights Inn1Vans2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Scott M. Trafton (1)
  • Timothy D. Blakeney (1)
  • Jonathan C. Gauthier (1)
  • Anthony John Rossi (1)
  • Arone Yacov Silverman (1)
  • Wayne M. Kachmar (1)
  • Douglas Scott Patac (1)
  • Arone Silverman (1)
  • Eli David Bashevkin (1)

Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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