Bennington, NE
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Bennington is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,669 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 $61,250.00.

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, Bennington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bennington are a mix 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 (16.89%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (9.29%).

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.

Bennington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bennington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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

The citizens of Bennington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.87% of adults in Bennington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bennington in 2010 was $30,194, which is wealthy relative to Nebraska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,776 for a family of four. However, Bennington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Swedish, and Czech.

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