Bennington County, VT

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2022 Population
37,326
0.244% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
US Representative
Becca Balint
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.7
0.647% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
0.541% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,558
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$243,000
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,673
0.0453% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bennington County, VT had a population of 37.3k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $68,558. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bennington County, VT grew from 37,235 to 37,326, a 0.244% increase and its median household income grew from $63,448 to $68,558, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bennington County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.956%).

None of the households in Bennington County, VT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Bennington County, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bennington County, VT are Bennington College (302 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bennington County, VT was $243,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Bennington County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bennington County, VT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bennington County, VT is home to a population of 37.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.7% of Bennington County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.01k people).

In 2022, there were 33.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.5k people) in Bennington County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 431 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Bennington County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bennington County, VT was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bennington County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.5k ± 150
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 208
  3. White (Hispanic)
    431 ± 134
2.39%
Hispanic Population
891 people

In 2022, there were 33.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.5k people) in Bennington County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 431 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.39% of the people in Bennington County, VT are hispanic (891 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,981 ± 1,725 people
  2. China
    1,582 ± 975 people
  3. Germany
    991 ± 772 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,981 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,582 and Germany with 991.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.01k people
3.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people

As of 2022, 2.7% of Bennington County, VT residents (1.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bennington County, VT was 3.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    990 ± 189
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    266 ± 99
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 91

Bennington County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bennington County, VT employs 17.7k people. The largest industries in Bennington County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Retail Trade (2,620 people), and Educational Services (2,290 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,488), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,286), and Finance & Insurance ($64,063).

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,434. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.7k
2022 Value
± 891
0.0453%
1 Year growth
± 7.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bennington County, VT grew at a rate of 0.0453%, from 17.7k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bennington County, VT, are Management Occupations (2,136 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,052 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,656 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bennington County, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.7k
2022 Value
± 891
0.0453%
1 Year growth
± 7.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bennington County, VT grew at a rate of 0.0453%, from 17.7k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bennington County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Retail Trade (2,620 people), and Educational Services (2,290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bennington County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Bennington County, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,515
Median earning men ± $2,647
$37,532
Median earning women ± $4,034

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,789), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($87,214), and Public Administration ($73,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,950), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,250), and Public Administration ($54,462).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.76%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 307k people employed in Vermont. This represents a 1.76% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 529
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 335
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 326
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bennington County, VT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.7%), followed by Other (3.03%).

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing the state of Vermont. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Bennington County, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Vermont

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Bernie Sanders
Senator from Vermont1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Peter Welch
Senator from Vermont3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing Vermont.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Bennington County, VT

Becca Balint
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Bennington County, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint (Democratic Party).

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bennington County, VT awarded 302 degrees. The student population of Bennington County, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 277 male students and 603 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bennington County, VT are White (173 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 11.8%), Unknown (14 and 5.88%), and Two or More Races (12 and 5.04%).

The largest universities in Bennington County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Bennington College (302 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bennington County, VT are Other English Language & Literature (46 and 15.2%), General Visual & Performing Arts (34 and 11.3%), and General Drama & Theater Arts (21 and 6.95%).

The median tuition cost in Bennington County, VT for private four year colleges is $60,648.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bennington County, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 45.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 880 (31.5% men and 68.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 880 students enrolled in Bennington County, VT, 31.5% men and 68.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 557 records, of which 70.2% were women and 29.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bennington County, VT was General Visual & Performing Arts with 34 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
302 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bennington College with 302 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 88 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bennington County, VT, which is 0.411 times less than the 214 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 173 degrees mean that there were 6.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,648) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.431% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.362% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (130k), Bachelors Degree (106k), and Some college (93.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bennington County, VT was $243,000 in 2022, which is 0.862 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $218,400 to $243,000, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bennington County, VT is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bennington County, VT have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bennington County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bennington County, VT is $68,558. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bennington County, VT was Census Tract 9708 with a value of $103,938, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $85,677 and $76,477.

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bennington County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.82%.

Property

$243,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,704
$10,823
Median Property Taxes
±$572

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Bennington County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9708
  2. Census Tract 9705
  3. Census Tract 9711

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bennington County, VT was Census Tract 9708 with a value of $103,938, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $85,677 and $76,477.

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Household Income

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$68,558
Median Household Income
± $2,903
14.6k
Number of Households
± 795

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Bennington County, VT grew to $68,558 from the previous year's value of $63,448.

The following chart displays the households in Bennington County, VT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bennington County, VT is from Vermont.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.442
2021 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2022, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.15%)

In 2022, 72.6% of workers in Bennington County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.15%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bennington County, VT have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Bennington County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bennington County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.82%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bennington County, VT (4.06k out of 36.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bennington County, VT is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.6% of the children was living in poverty in Bennington County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 156 in Bennington County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0474 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Bennington County, VT has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bennington County, VT see 985 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (963 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1104 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

985 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bennington County, VT

Primary care physicians in Bennington County, VT see an average of 985 patients per year. This represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (963 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.62%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
22.1%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bennington County, VT grew by 1.18% from 4.56% to 4.62%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Bennington County, VT.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.7% in Bennington County, VT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.13% in Bennington County, VT.

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