Introduction to Bennington, Vermont

Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington county, is located 32 miles NE of Albany, New York (center to center) and is 114 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town contains a population of approximately 15,737.

Bennington History

The town of Bennington was chartered on 3rd January, 1749 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. Bennington was even named in the honor of Governor Benning Wentworth. The town was settled in 1761 by four families led by Captain Samuel Robinson. The town is famous for the Battle of Bennington that was fought during the Revolutionary War. The town of Bennington has three historic districts within it; Old Bennington, Downtown Bennington, and North Bennington.

Bennington and nearby Attractions

  • Bennington Battle Monument
  • Hildene
  • Savoy Mountain State Forest
  • Bennington Museum
  • Great Escape Amusement Park
  • Louis Miller Museum

Things To Do In Bennington

There are a number of tourist attractions and places of historical significance that visitors can go to. The Bennington Battle Monument is a 93 meter high stone obelisk. It is the tallest structure in Vermont. For tourists who are interested in history, the Bennington Museum in town and the Louis Miller Museum located near Bennington are places that could be visited. A day of fun and frolic could be spent at the Great Escape Amusement Park situated not far from the town of Bennington.

Bennington Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Albany International Airport.

Bennington Higher Education

Residents of Bennington can pursue their higher education at Bennington College, Southern Vermont College, and Williams College.


Total Population 8,933
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,564
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 38.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $28,352
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,797
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,036


Median Family Income $49,621
% Above Poverty Level 75%
% Below Poverty Level 25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $834
Median House Value $157,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 18.9%

Bennington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bennington
Standard Zip Codes 05201
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.878
Longitude -73.197

Bennington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 30 to 56 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bennington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bennington College (05201)

Woodford (05201)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jacksonville 226 $48,750
Manchester 648 $95,833
North Bennington 1,686 $57,386
Wilmington 512 $58,571

Bennington Public Libraries

Bennington Free
Bennington, Vermont
(802) 442-9051
Library Web Site

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Bennington Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(802) 442-6361
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,238 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

A Vocational School

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Historic Bennington


First Church c1905.

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First Church c1905.

Battle monument c1905.

Battle monument 1905 (est.)

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