Bennington, VT

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Living in Bennington

Bennington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 14,964 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bennington is the sixth largest community in Vermont.

Unlike some towns, 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 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 (12.27%), sales jobs (10.09%), and teaching (7.62%).

One of the benefits of Bennington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.19 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 citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.30% of adults in Bennington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bennington in 2018 was $28,249, 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 $112,996 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bennington include Irish, English, German, French, and Italian.

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