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Bennington County, Vermont (VT)

County population in 2019: 35,727 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 36,994 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,082
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,935
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,599
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,453 (it was 4,247 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%

Land area: 676 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bennington County: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.5%), Retail trade (13.4%), Manufacturing (12.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bennington County, VT (2019)
    • 33,50093.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7712.2%Two or more races
    • 7392.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2930.8%Asian alone
    • 2030.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1040.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 820.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 500.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.6 years
Vermont median age:

42.8 years
Males: 17,547  (49.1%)
Females: 18,180  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Bennington County:

2.0 people
Vermont:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,114 ($39,926 in 1999)
This county:

$57,114
Vermont:

$63,001

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $755 (lower quartile is $494, upper quartile is $921)
This county:

$755
State:

$884


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $212,614 (it was $113,300 in 2000)
Bennington:

$212,614
Vermont:

$233,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,725 - $333,655

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $299,413
Here:

$299,413
State:

$280,244

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,788
Here:

$226,788
State:

$268,006

In 2-unit structures: $242,100
Here:

$242,100
State:

$259,382

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,245
Here:

$342,245
State:

$253,694

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $299,403
Here:

$299,403
State:

$235,156

Mobile homes: $93,212
Here:

$93,212
State:

$89,986

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,449
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $652

Institutionalized population: 488

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 3
Bennington County, VT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 124 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 1998: 125 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2000: 195 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2001: 153 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2002: 173 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2005: 149 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2006: 134 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2007: 112 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2008: 88 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2009: 59 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $267,600
  • 2011: 48 buildings, average cost: $261,900
  • 2012: 41 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $269,100
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $351,400
  • 2015: 34 buildings, average cost: $277,700
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $280,200
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $387,400
  • 2018: 42 buildings, average cost: $308,800
  • 2019: 39 buildings, average cost: $332,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bennington, VT residents
Average permit cost in Bennington, VT
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,926 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,693 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Bennington, VT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bennington, VT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bennington, VT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
Bennington County:

10.0%
Vermont:

10.2%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.6 years old
(Males: 44.7 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 28.8 years old, American Indian residents: 25.7 years old, Asian residents: 29.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.7 years old, Other race residents: 22.9 years old)

Area name: Bennington County, VT
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bennington County is $590 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $895 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bennington, Shaftsbury, Pownal, Manchester Center, Dorset, North Bennington, Arlington, Sunderland, Stamford, Readsboro.

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

2018 air pollution in Bennington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hillsborough County, New Hampshire , Eaton County, Michigan , Fall River County, South Dakota , Ingham County, Michigan , Muskegon County, Michigan , Oceana County, Michigan , Shiawassee County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Vermont:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Bennington, VT
County total employment by year in Bennington, VT
County average yearly wages by year in Bennington, VT

Current college students: 1,816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,103 (60.5% naturalized citizens)

Bennington County:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4552010 or later
  • 1722000 to 2009
  • 861990 to 1999
  • 1331980 to 1989
  • 391970 to 1979
  • 575Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

Bennington County marital status for males Bennington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,472
  • One, attached: 497
  • Two: 1,169
  • 3 or 4: 1,312
  • 5 to 9: 704
  • 10 to 19: 216
  • 20 to 49: 387
  • 50 or more: 424
  • Mobile homes: 1,220

Housing units in Bennington County with a mortgage: 6,447 (49 second mortgage, 724 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,491

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bennington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7428
Mainline Protestant4,49026
Evangelical Protestant1,00512
Other6935
None24,195-
Bennington County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Bennington County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This 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.
Vermont:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 60
This county:

16.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bennington County:

8.4%
Vermont:

6.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Bennington County:

22.9%
State:

22.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.3%

Agriculture in Bennington County:

Average size of farms: 180 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,292
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $245.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.35%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,649
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.81%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,184
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 48.97%
Corn for grain: 69 harvested acres
Vegetables: 76 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 361 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bennington County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 69% 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 89.0 miles away from Bennington County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the county 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 82.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 129.5 miles away from Bennington County 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 84.3 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Vermont Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4532, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2019, FEMA Id: 4445, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2017 - July 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4330, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4022: September 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 4022, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Vermont Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3338: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3338, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Vermont Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1816: January 14, 2009, FEMA Id: 1816, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 21, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1698: May 04, 2007, FEMA Id: 1698, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 18, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1488: September 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1488, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 05, 2001 to March 07, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3167: April 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3167, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Vermont Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 16, 2000 to December 18, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1358: January 18, 2001, FEMA Id: 1358, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bennington County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bennington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,187 (77.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,422 (7.8%)
  • Bus: 52 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 231 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 952 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,377 (7.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Lebanon (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bennington County


  • American (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • German (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bennington County, Vermont in 2000:

  • 598 people in nursing homes
  • 582 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 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

People in group quarters in Bennington County, Vermont in 2010:

  • 840 people in college/university student housing
  • 476 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,612.

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Vermont average:

5.96%


0.81% of residents moved from foreign countries ($9,367 average AGI)
Bennington County:

0.81%
Vermont average:

0.05%

0.89% relocated from other counties in Vermont ($6,832 average AGI)
3.69% relocated from other states ($43,743 average AGI)
Bennington County:

3.69%
Vermont average:

3.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Windham County, VT  0.37% ($37,931 average AGI)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.35% ($34,625)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.35% ($51,000)
from Washington County, NY  0.26% ($34,244)
from Rutland County, VT  0.25% ($34,487)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($65,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Vermont average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.07% relocated to other counties in Vermont ($12,072 average AGI)
3.70% relocated to other states ($53,749 average AGI)
Bennington County:

3.70%
Vermont average:

3.76%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rutland County, VT  0.36% ($45,526 average AGI)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.34% ($35,944)
to Windham County, VT  0.30% ($46,553)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.29% ($36,717)
to Washington County, NY  0.18% ($48,621)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.18% ($61,966)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.13% ($65,650)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Bennington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Bennington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bennington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bennington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bennington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bennington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bennington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bennington County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bennington County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,610 (6,270 aged, 1,340 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 609 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bennington County, Vermont in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (554)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (547)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (505)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (444)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (333)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (312)
  • Unspecified dementia (252)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (42)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (34)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,095
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 268
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,212

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,051
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,187
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 75
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 32

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.3. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,135
  • Male householders: 6,880 (1,887 living alone), Female householders: 7,947 (2,863 living alone)
  • 6,820 spouses (6,776 opposite-sex spouses), 996 unmarried partners, (952 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,894 children (8,227 natural, 322 adopted, 347 stepchildren), 527 grandchildren, 437 brothers or sisters, 376 parents, 3 foster children, 414 other relatives, 1,368 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,464

Size of family households: 4,643 2-persons, 1,886 3-persons, 1,685 4-persons, 486 5-persons, 217 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,753 1-person, 946 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,710 married couples with children.
2,373 single-parent households (800 men, 1,573 women).

95.4% of residents of Bennington speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $216,692,000 ($5,864 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,736,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,523,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,184,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $431,000
Federal grants: $60,508,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,198,000 ($356,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,849,000 ($463,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,113,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,243,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,935,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,877
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,968
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -35
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bennington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.88 millions of gallons per day (41% from ground, 59% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.8

Year house built in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Year house built in Bennington County, Vermont
  • 3432014 or later
  • 2062010 to 2013
  • 1,7842000 to 2009
  • 1,9801990 to 1999
  • 3,0121980 to 1989
  • 3,4961970 to 1979
  • 2,1981960 to 1969
  • 1,7761950 to 1959
  • 1,0091940 to 1949
  • 5,4021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bennington County, Vermont
  • 251 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 2043 rooms
  • 9544 rooms
  • 2,0165 rooms
  • 2,2386 rooms
  • 1,8067 rooms
  • 1,4018 rooms
  • 2,1279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
  • 2951 room
  • 3822 rooms
  • 7863 rooms
  • 8614 rooms
  • 5725 rooms
  • 3056 rooms
  • 2117 rooms
  • 1468 rooms
  • 2209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bennington County, Vermont
  • 26no bedroom
  • 3401 bedroom
  • 2,2062 bedrooms
  • 5,2803 bedrooms
  • 2,5654 bedrooms
  • 4765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bennington County, Vermont
  • 329no bedroom
  • 1,3391 bedroom
  • 1,0312 bedrooms
  • 7453 bedrooms
  • 1874 bedrooms
  • 1695+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bennington County, Vermont in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bennington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bennington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 271no vehicle
  • 3,3851 vehicle
  • 4,9912 vehicles
  • 1,6133 vehicles
  • 4114 vehicles
  • 2365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bennington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bennington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 985no vehicle
  • 1,8331 vehicle
  • 7462 vehicles
  • 1843 vehicles
  • 874 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

89.8% of Bennington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Vermont.

Bennington County:

89.8%
State average:

86.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,176
  • Other state: 19,308
  • Northeast: 14,497
  • Midwest: 1,187
  • South: 1,963
  • West: 1,633
Year householders moved into unit in Bennington County, VT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bennington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.9%Wood
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 433
Here:

14.3%
Vermont:

6.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 248
Here:

14.5%
Vermont:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,003
Here:

54.8%
Vermont:

29.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bennington County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $796,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,987,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Libraries: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $380,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000
  • Tax - Property: $426,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $737,000

Bennington County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $796,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,987,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Libraries: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $380,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000
  • Tax - Property: $426,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $737,000

Bennington County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $796,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,987,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Libraries: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $380,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000
  • Tax - Property: $426,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $737,000

Bennington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $796,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,987,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Libraries: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $380,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $41,000
  • Tax - Property: $426,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $737,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,008
  • Number of aged recipients: 56
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 952
  • Number of recipients under 18: 175
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 685
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 148
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 431
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 459
Most common first names in Bennington County, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John30674.7 years
William28775.3 years
Mary28581.6 years
Robert22272.7 years
Charles17774.9 years
James17372.4 years
Helen16182.0 years
Elizabeth15882.1 years
George15875.7 years
Margaret15580.2 years
Most common last names in Bennington County, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harrington9075.2 years
Smith8278.4 years
Jones6577.5 years
Williams6076.7 years
Mattison5979.3 years
Johnson5375.8 years
Thompson5275.1 years
Brown4777.7 years
Davis4777.2 years
Hall4676.8 years
Businesses in Bennington County, VT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kincaid2
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ben & Jerry's1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1New Balance3
Brooks Brothers1Nissan1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet2Penske1
Clarks1Pizza Hut1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts3Sears1
Famous Footwear1Shaw's1
FedEx5Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill6Subway2
Gymboree1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
Honda1U.S. Cellular2
Hyundai1UPS5
J.Crew1Volkswagen1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1

Bennington County on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"