Bennington County VT Information


Bennington County Subdivisions

Bennington County VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,907
Population in Households 36,432
Population in Familes 27,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,475
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 15,996
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 10,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,271 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,725 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,865 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $230,916
Average Home Value $293,186


Median Household Income $48,854
Average Household Income $68,489
Per Capita Income $29,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.11%
Households 0.54% 0.24%
Families 0.44% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bennington County VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bennington County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 50th
Population Density1 # 9 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 7 57th
Median Household Income # 10 36th
Per Capita Income # 5 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Vermont Census Data Comparison Tool.