Bennington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 14,964 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bennington is the sixth largest community in Vermont. Bennington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Bennington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bennington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bennington who work in sales jobs (11.84%), office and administrative support (11.01%), and teaching (8.42%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.25 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Bennington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.81% of adults in Bennington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bennington in 2018 was $29,236, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,944 for a family of four. However, Bennington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bennington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bennington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bennington include Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bennington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.