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Benson, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Benson Census Designated Place had a population of 330 as of July 1, 2016. Benson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 43.7101 and longitude -73.303 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the Benson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Rutland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 397 feet.

The Benson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586619) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Benson Census Designated Place is located within Town of Benson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 330
Population in Households 323
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $161,111
Average Home Value $196,759


Median Household Income $50,485
Average Household Income $55,562
Per Capita Income $22,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.6%
Households 1.18% 0.7%
Families 2.36% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Benson, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 89 27th
Population Density1 # 118 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 103 18th
Median Household Income # 43 65th
Per Capita Income # 94 23rd

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