Benson, VT Population

Population: 1,039. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,036 (-0.3% change)
Males: 531 (51.1%), Females: 508 (48.9%)

Rutland County

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $38,224
Median house value: $84,500

Races in Benson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (16.6%), French (15.7%), English (13.7%), United States (12.2%), German (8.9%), Italian (7.4%).

Elevation: 390 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Benson

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benson town

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +183 (+21.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Benson:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benson:

  • RUTLAND STATE (about 30 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 33 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 54 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Abbreviation: BTV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benson:

Amtrak stations near Benson:

  • 9 miles: FAIR HAVEN (DEPOT & WATER STS.)
  • 12 miles: TICONDEROGA (RTE. 74 (FORT TICONDEROGA RD.)). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: WHITEHALL (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:

  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 53 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 54 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 54 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,317)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
Public primary/middle school in Benson:

  • BENSON VILLAGE SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 32 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK – 08)

Libraries

Library in Benson:

  • BENSON PUBLIC (Operating income: $2,924; Location: P.O. BOX 189; 10,639 books; 175 audio materials; 289 video materials; 21 serial subscriptions)