For population 25 years and over in Benson:
For population 15 years and over in Benson town:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (70.6 miles , pop. 61,821).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (147.3 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (210.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: West Haven, VT (2.2 miles ), Hubbardton, VT (2.3 miles ), Putnam, NY (2.5 miles ), Orwell, VT (2.6 miles ), Sudbury, VT (2.7 miles ), Castleton, VT (2.8 miles ), Fair Haven, VT (2.9 miles ), Hampton, NY (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 73.29 W
Area code: 802
Population change in the 1990s: +183 (+21.4%).
Work and jobs in Benson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Benson, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 49.2 miles away from the Benson town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 54.5 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 75% 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 54.8 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 57.5 miles away from Benson 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 86.1 miles away from the city 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 57.2 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 50.7 miles away from Benson center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.2 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 Rutland County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 19th century editor, Stephen Wallace Dorsey - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Benson:
Amtrak stations near Benson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:
See full list of schools located in Benson
Public elementary/middle school in Benson:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.381. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Benson and their reported violations in the past:BENSON VILLAGE SCHOOL (Address: 32 SCHOOL ST , Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:SUNRISE CAMP (Address: 2072 SUNSET LAKE ROAD , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:ECKERD FAMILY YOUTH ALTERNATIVE (Address: 120 GOODRICH CROSS RD , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:BENSON HEIGHTS (Address: 2091 N LAKE RD , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WHEEL INN RESTAURANT (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Benson that have no violations reported:
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:
9 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
36 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000
Benson compared to Vermont state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Benson town (based on Rutland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,763 average adjusted gross income)
0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($515 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,006 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($378 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Benson:
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TV broadcast stations around Benson:
Benson, Vermont:See more detailed statistics of Benson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 378
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 6,975
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benson, VT
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.