Bennington, NE
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Bennington is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,523 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 $75,667.00.

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 (15.65%), sales jobs (14.06%), and teaching (8.84%).

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Bennington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Bennington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.52% of adults in Bennington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bennington in 2010 was $33,711, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,844 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 German, Irish, English, Danish, and Swedish.

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