Bennington, VT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
35,649
0.271% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patrick Leahy
Democratic Party
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Representative
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
46.3
0.857% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
4.1% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$58,200
3.59% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$210,600
1.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
16,991
2.16% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bennington, VT had a population of 35.6k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $58,200. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bennington, VT declined from 35,746 to 35,649, a −0.271% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,183 to $58,200, a 3.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bennington, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.763%).

None of the households in Bennington, VT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Bennington, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bennington, VT are Bennington College (300 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Bennington, VT was $210,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%.

Most people in Bennington, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bennington, VT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bennington, VT is home to a population of 35.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.87% of Bennington, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.02k people).

In 2020, there were 46.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Bennington, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 715 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 488 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Bennington, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bennington, VT was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bennington, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 49
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    715 ± 204
  3. White (Hispanic)
    488 ± 89
2.11%
Hispanic Population
753 people

In 2020, there were 46.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Bennington, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 715 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 488 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.11% of the people in Bennington, VT are hispanic (753 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    5,431 ± 1,801 people
  2. China
    1,545 ± 964 people
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1,479 ± 943 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 5,431 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,545 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1,479.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.87%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.02k people
3.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.1k people

As of 2020, 2.87% of Bennington, VT residents (1.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bennington, VT was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    870 ± 153
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    248 ± 87
  3. Korea
    225 ± 90

Bennington, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bennington, VT employs 17k people. The largest industries in Bennington, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,720 people), Retail Trade (2,359 people), and Educational Services (2,135 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,453), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,750), and Wholesale Trade ($49,375).

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,928. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17k
2020 Value
± 853
−2.16%
1 Year decline
± 6.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bennington, VT declined at a rate of −2.16%, from 17.4k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bennington, VT, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,966 people), Management Occupations (1,788 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,753 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bennington, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17k
2020 Value
± 853
−2.16%
1 Year decline
± 6.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bennington, VT declined at a rate of −2.16%, from 17.4k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bennington, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,720 people), Retail Trade (2,359 people), and Educational Services (2,135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bennington, VT, though some of these residents may live in Bennington, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,272
Median earning men ± $3,289
$32,272
Median earning women ± $2,117

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($63,482), Information ($56,094), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,472).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($51,089), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,917), and Public Administration ($43,947).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Vermont. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Vermont.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 529
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 335
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 326
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $532k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $349k
    Manufacturing
  3. $97.9k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $7.8B
  2. $3.32B
  3. $2.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $7.8B, followed by Electronics ($3.32B) and Pharmaceuticals ($2.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Vermont products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$33B
2020 Value in Vermont
$62.8B
Projected 2050 Value in Vermont
90% growth

In 2020, total outbound Vermont trade was $33B. This is expected to increase 90% to $62.8B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Vermont trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $3.47B
  2. $2.37B
  3. $2B

In 2020, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $3.47B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.37B and New Hampshire and $2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Vermont shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders are the senators currently representing the state of Vermont. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Bennington, VT is currently represented by Peter Welch in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Vermont

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Patrick Leahy
Senator from Vermont3
Assumed office on January 3, 1975
Bernie Sanders
Senator from Vermont1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders are the senators currently representing Vermont.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Vermont over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Bennington, VT

Peter Welch
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Bennington, VT is currently represented by Peter Welch (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Bennington, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Bennington, VT awarded 300 degrees. The student population of Bennington, VT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 258 male students and 541 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bennington, VT are White (179 and 71%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22 and 8.73%), Unknown (21 and 8.33%), and Black or African American (15 and 5.95%).

The largest universities in Bennington, VT by number of degrees awarded are Bennington College (300 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bennington, VT are General Visual & Performing Arts (44 and 14.7%), Other English Language & Literature (42 and 14%), and General Drama & Theater Arts (22 and 7.33%).

The median tuition cost in Bennington, VT for private four year colleges is $57,350.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Bennington, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 799 (32.3% men and 67.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 799 students enrolled in Bennington, VT, 32.3% men and 67.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 487 records, of which 70% were women and 30% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majors awarded
  2. 22 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bennington, VT was General Visual & Performing Arts with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bennington, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
300 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bennington College with 300 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 88 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bennington, VT, which is 0.415 times less than the 212 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 179 degrees mean that there were 8.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($57,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($774) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.484% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.379% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (149k), Bachelors Degree (111k), and Some college (104k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bennington, VT was $210,600 in 2020, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $210,600, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Bennington, VT is 73.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bennington, VT have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bennington, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bennington, VT is $58,200. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bennington, VT was Grand Isle County, VT with a value of $81,667, followed by Chittenden County, VT and Addison County, VT, with respective values of $76,316 and $70,262.

Property

$210,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,237
$10,699
Median Property Taxes
±$584

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bennington, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bennington, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
Homeownership
2020
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.4% of the housing units in Bennington, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bennington, VT was Grand Isle County, VT with a value of $81,667, followed by Chittenden County, VT and Addison County, VT, with respective values of $76,316 and $70,262.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bennington, VT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,200
Median Household Income
± $4,209
14.6k
Number of Households
± 771

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Bennington, VT grew to $58,200 from the previous year's value of $56,183.

The following chart displays the households in Bennington, VT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bennington, VT is from Vermont.
0.44
2020 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2020, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Vermont across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.28%)

In 2020, 74.9% of workers in Bennington, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bennington, VT have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Bennington, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bennington, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bennington, VT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bennington, VT (3.89k out of 34.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bennington, VT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.7% of the population of Bennington, VT has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Vermont was $10,190 in 2014. This is a 2.73% increase from the previous year ($9,919).

Primary care physicians in Vermont see 892 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.677% increase from the previous year (886 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1365 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 208 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Vermont, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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892 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vermont

Primary care physicians in Vermont see an average of 892 patients per year. This represents a 0.677% increase from the previous year (886 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vermont in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Vermont across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.28%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bennington, VT declined by 1.54% from 4.35% to 4.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bennington, VT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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