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Benson, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Benson Census Designated Place had a population of 316 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Benson, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 316
Daytime Population: Workers 111
Daytime Population: Residents 184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 295
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $53,092
Average Household Income $59,546
Per Capita Income $24,022


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $203,250


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% -0.06%
Households 0.42% -0.15%
Families 1.28% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2017 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 # 90 26th
Population Density # 118 3rd
Diversity Index # 104 13th
Median Household Income # 48 61st
Per Capita Income # 94 23rd

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