Bennington, VT Population

Population: 15,737. Estimated population in July 2020: 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
Median house value: $98,400

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%).

Elevation: 681 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bennington:

  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER (100 HOSPITAL DR EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bennington:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bennington:

  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 43 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
  • ALBANY INTL (about 44 miles; ALBANY, NY; Abbreviation: ALB)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 48 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bennington:

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 350; Location: 982 MANSION DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.svc.edu)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TROY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,337)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 42 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,001)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,317)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)