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. Much of the housing stock in Bennington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bennington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bennington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bennington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bennington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bennington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

The education level of Bennington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.