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Population (year 2000): 15,737. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,375 (-2.3% change)
Males: 7,323 (46.5%), Females: 8,414 (53.5%)

Bennington County

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $33,706 (year 2000)
Median house value: $98,400 (year 2000)

Bennington, VT residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Bennington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (19.0%), English (16.1%), French (14.9%), German (10.7%), Italian (7.2%), United States (6.9%).

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Elevation: 681 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Bennington,

For population 25 years and over in Bennington

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bennington town

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2.9% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -263 (-1.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (43.3 miles travel.Yahoo.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (141.1 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (158.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: VT Bennington, (0.0 miles Bennington, VT (1.6 miles Old Bennington, VT (4.6 miles North Shaftsbury, VT (4.8 miles South VT (7.6 miles Woodford, VT (8.4 miles Pownal, VT (9.0 miles Shaftsbury, Creek, NY (9.4 miles White


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 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

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 73.19 W

Area code: 802

Bennington, Vermont business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Manufacturing (20.1%), Retail trade (14.8%).


 

Crime in Bennington by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 2 3 10 6 7
    per 100,000 0.0 12.7 19.1 63.5 38.1 44.5
Robberies 0 5 0 2 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 31.8 0.0 12.7 12.7 6.4
Assaults 15 12 10 13 24 15
    per 100,000 95.3 76.3 63.5 82.6 152.5 95.3
Burglaries 44 71 102 121 75 77
    per 100,000 279.6 451.2 648.2 768.9 476.6 489.3
Thefts 344 364 318 381 302 388
    per 100,000 2185.9 2313.0 2020.7 2421.0 1919.0 2465.5
Auto thefts 29 14 18 27 26 20
    per 100,000 184.3 89.0 114.4 171.6 165.2 127.1
140.8 161.1 155.7 210.1 172.9 181.8


Average climate in Bennington, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bennington,

Bennington-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Bennington city center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Simon Fraser (explorer).


Hospital/medical center in Bennington:
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER (100 HOSPITAL DR EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bennington:
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • MARY MCCLELLAN HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CAMBRIDGE, NY)
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 30 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bennington:
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 43 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • ALBANY INTL (about 44 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 48 miles; RUTLAND, VT; ID: RUT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bennington:
  • WILLIAM H. MORSE STATE (about 3 miles; BENNINGTON, VT; ID: DDH)
  • HARRIMAN-AND-WEST (about 14 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA; ID: AQW)
  • CHAPIN FLD (about 17 miles; CAMBRIDGE, NY; ID: 1B8)

Colleges/Universities in Bennington:
  • BENNINGTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 631; Location: One College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bennington.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 350; Location: 982 MANSION DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.svc.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennington:
  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 35 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 42 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 2,317)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,182)
Public high schools in Bennington:
  • MT. ANTHONY SR. UHSD #14 (Students: 1,238; Location: 301 PARK STREET EXTENSION; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SW VT CAREER DEVELOPMENT CT (Location: 321 PARK STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Bennington:
  • BENNINGTON SCHOOL INC (Students: 101; Location: 19 FAIRVIEW ST; Grades: 4 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bennington:
  • MT. ANTHONY UNION MIDDLE SC (Students: 579; Location: 640 MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MOLLY STARK SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 1 ORCHARD STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CATAMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 230 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BENNINGTON ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 128 PARK STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MONUMENT SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SOUTHWEST VERMONT S.U. (Students: 65; Location: 246 SOUTH STREAM ROAD; Grades: PK - PK)
  • WOODFORD HOLLOW SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 995 VT ROUTE 9; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Bennington:
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 307 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: PO BOX 4130; Grades: KG - 7)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 68; Location: BENNINGTON COLLEGE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HILAND HALL SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: RR2 BOX 1700; Grades: UG - UG)
  • FORREST WARD MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: RR2 BOX 1045 HOUGHTON LANE; Grades: 1 - 6)
Library in Bennington:
  • BENNINGTON FREE (Operating income: $370,451; Location: 101 SILVER ST.; 56,503 books; 2,023 audio materials; 1,757 video materials; 173 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bennington: Holden-Leonard Mill Complex (A), Vermont Veterans Home Library (B), Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Medical Library (C), Samuel H Blackmer Memorial Library (D), Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce (E), Bennington County Courthouse (F), Bennington Free Library (G), Bennington Town Hall (H).

Shopping Center: North Street Shopping Center (1).

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

Cemeteries: Park Lawn Cemetery (1), Bennington Village Cemetery (2), Vermont Veterans Home Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jewett Brook (A), South Stream (B), Barney Brook (C).

Parks in Bennington include: Downtown Bennington Historic District (1), Memorial Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Bennington compared to Vermont state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennington:
  • WBTN (1370 AM; 1 kW; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNAW (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, 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.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennington:
  • 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.)
  • W253AF (98.5 FM; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WBTN-FM (94.3 FM; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • 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)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WLJH (90.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE INC)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)

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