Bennington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,345 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bennington is the sixth largest community in Vermont.
Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bennington who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (10.07%), and food service (8.27%).
One of the benefits of Bennington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.55 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Bennington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.68% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bennington in 2010 was $24,386, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,544 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 French , German, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bennington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.