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.
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 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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bennington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Despite being a small town, Bennington has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
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.