Bennington, Vermont Population 2021

14,944
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Bennington is a city located in Bennington County Vermont. Bennington has a 2020 population of 14,944. Bennington is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -5.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,749 in 2010. Bennington reached it's highest population of 15,749 in 2010.

The average household income in Bennington is $69,604 with a poverty rate of 15.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $826 per month, and the median house value is $164,600. The median age in Bennington is 43.1 years, 38.2 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Bennington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bennington was:

  • White: 93.78%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.15%
The current population of Bennington, Vermont is 14,944 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,974.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,749.

Bennington, Vermont Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,15893.78%
Two or More Races3872.56%
Black or African American1861.23%
Asian1400.93%
Some Other Race1120.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander920.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.15%
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Bennington Population by Race

Bennington Population Pyramid $2021

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Bennington Median Age

43.1


Total

38.2


Male

45.4


Female

Bennington Adults

There are 12,636 adults, (3,253 of whom are seniors) in Bennington.

Bennington Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bennington Sex Ratio

Female

7,980

52.86%

Male

7,117

47.14%

Bennington Population by Age

Bennington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bennington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.1%9.9%
All61.5%38.5%
Male61%39%
Female51%49%
Non Family42.4%57.6%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bennington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9752.2961.5
Non Family2,6311.2842.4
Married2,1142.9290.1
Female9663.4651
Male2643.1261

2.9

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Bennington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2242.18%
9th to 12th Grade7697.48%
High School Graduate3,33432.42%
Some College1,82917.79%
Associates Degree8568.32%
Bachelors Degree2,03519.79%
Graduate Degree1,23612.02%
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Bennington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bennington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,6958,8373,086
Hispanic19915567
2+ Races12682
Islander929236
Black836423
Asian796359
Other Race404032
Native American2210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 80.00%.

Bennington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,222$34,418$30,773
Less Than 9th Grade$21,500$30,636$8,059
High School Graduate$28,182$27,778$28,400
Some College$32,761$40,086$28,894
Bachelors Degree$36,179$35,684$40,495
Graduate Degree$48,333$53,889$47,302

$32,222

Average Earnings

$34,418

Average Male

$30,773

Average Female

Bennington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bennington Language by Age

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Bennington Language

95.36% of Bennington residents speak only English, while 4.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Bennington Language

Bennington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7201,78914.06%
Hispanic40616841.38%
Multiple3397221.24%
Black995858.59%
Native15533.33%

15.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.81%

Male Poverty Rate

15.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bennington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bennington is Black, with 58.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bennington is White, with 14.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.27%.

Bennington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.83%
High School16.63%
Some College10.60%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Bennington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.33%
Female Employed7.05%
Male Unemployed6.10%
Male Employed4.31%

Bennington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bennington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,892$69,604
Families$61,902$81,516
Married Families$81,818-
Non Families$33,533$44,867
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Income by Household Type

Bennington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bennington Married by Age and Sex

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Bennington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bennington Marital Status by Race

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Bennington Marital Status

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932

Number of Veterans

877

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam414
World War II107
Korea95
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War47

Bennington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+399
65 to 74314
55 to 64116
35 to 5489
18 to 3414

Bennington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8757.35%
Islander2830.43%
Black2212.87%
Native American731.82%

Bennington Veterans by Race

Bennington Veterans by Education

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4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bennington Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bennington Employment by Age

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Bennington Employment by Race

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Bennington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.99%

Born in Bennington

97.34%

Native Born

2.66%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.34% of Bennington residents were born in the United States, with 47.99% having been born in Vermont. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bennington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,944-10-0.07%
202014,954-10-0.07%
201914,964-10-0.07%
201814,974-73-0.49%
201715,047-140-0.92%
201615,187-113-0.74%
201515,300-21-0.14%
201415,321-156-1.01%
201315,477-52-0.33%
201215,529-92-0.59%
201115,621-128-0.81%
201015,7490.00%

Bennington Population by Year