Bennington, VT
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Bennington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,290 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bennington who work in office and administrative support (12.00%), sales jobs (10.09%), and management occupations (8.24%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.20 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Bennington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.02% of adults in Bennington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bennington in 2010 was $25,814, 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 $103,256 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 German, French , English, and Italian.

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