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The Benson CDP(1) had a population of 304 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.707 and longitude -73.3112 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the Benson Census Designated Place 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 390 feet.

The Benson Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Benson, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 304 (100%)
Population in Households 297 (97.7%)
Population in Families 233 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 79
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $53,290
Average Household Income $63,228
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $25,730
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $181,731
Average Home Value $220,238
Housing Affordability Index3 171


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.12% -0.6%
Households 0.0% -0.62%
Families 0.42% -0.46%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%

Benson, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 93 25th
Population Density # 119 2nd
Median Household Income # 73 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 77 64th
Per Capita Income # 94 23rd
Diversity Index # 108 12th

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