Bennington, NE
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Bennington is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,510 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bennington is the 79th largest community in Nebraska. Bennington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Bennington, where the median household income is $71,058.00.

Bennington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Nebraska, but Bennington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bennington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bennington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bennington who work in office and administrative support (19.40%), sales jobs (11.07%), and business and financial occupations (9.33%).

Also of interest is that Bennington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bennington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bennington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bennington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Bennington is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Bennington, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 89.82% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Being a small city, Bennington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Bennington is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.98% of adults in Bennington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bennington in 2010 was $31,001, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,004 for a family of four.

The people who call Bennington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bennington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bennington include Irish, English, Danish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Bennington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.