Bennington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,333 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bennington is the sixth largest community in Vermont. Much of the housing stock in Bennington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 sales jobs (13.92%), office and administrative support (10.14%), and teaching (8.56%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the benefits of Bennington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.43 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.
In terms of college education, Bennington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.80% of adults in Bennington have a college degree.
The per capita income in Bennington in 2018 was $28,318, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,272 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 English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bennington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.