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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,945
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+3,795
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married36.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,466
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,091
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,149
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$155,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
Irish19.3%
French Except Basque13.5%
English10.5%
Italian9.3%
Canadian7%
Scottish4.5%
Polish3.4%
Greek2.6%
Dutch1.9%
Welsh1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
US/American0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
German0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Estonian0.1%
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Bennington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bennington County
Standard Zip Codes5201
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.87
Approximate Longitude-73.18

Bennington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRAFTON
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationSALEM
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationBALL MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp29 to 51 F
Jul Temp53 to 78 F
Oct Temp30 to 56 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jacksonville240$48,958
Manchester731$85,250
North Bennington1,688$78,438
Wilmington349$43,750

Bennington Public Libraries

Bennington Free
101 SILVER ST.
Bennington, Vermont
(802) 442-9051

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Bennington Hospitals

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
100 Hospital Dr
(802) 442-6361

Bennington Public Schools

Bennington Elementary School
128 Park Street
ZIP: 5201
(802) 442-5256
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Molly Stark School
181 Orchard Street
ZIP: 5201
(802) 442-2692
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Monument School
66 Main Street
ZIP: 5201
(802) 447-7979
Primary
Total Enrollment 155
Mt. Anthony Senior Uhsd #14
301 Park Street Extension
ZIP: 5201
(802) 447-7511
High
Total Enrollment 947
Mt. Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
ZIP: 5201
(802) 447-7541
Middle
Total Enrollment 607
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
321 Park Street
ZIP: 5201
(802) 447-0220
Other
Woodford Hollow School
995 Vt Route 9
ZIP: 5201
(802) 442-4071
Primary
Total Enrollment 25

Bennington Private Schools

Bennington School
192 Fairview St
ZIP: 5201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Forrest Ward Memorial School
404 Houghton Ln
ZIP: 5201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Grace Christian School
104 Kocher Dr
ZIP: 5201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 143
Green Mt Mennonite School
2892 Chapel Rd
ZIP: 5201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Hiland Hall School
2196 Harwood Hill Rd
ZIP: 5201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
The School Of Sacred Heart St Francis De Sales
307 School St
ZIP: 5201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
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Historic Bennington

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First Church c1905.

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First Church c1905.

Battle monument c1905.

Battle monument 1905 (est.)

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