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Bennington is a town in Bennington County.
It is the county seat.
Chartered by Gov. Benning Wentworth, who named it after himself and his mother.
The latitude of Bennington is 42.878N. The longitude is -73.197W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 817 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,737.
The 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington, in which the Green Mountain Boys defeated British forces, actually took place two miles away, in New York.
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10% of Bennington residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bennington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bennington was $17,290, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bennington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Bennington include Downtown Bennington Historic District, Old Bennington Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bennington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $468. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $976.
Libraries in Bennington include Bennington Free ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bennington include Bennington Banner
The average commute time for Bennington workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bennington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Bennington include Best Western New Englander Motor Inn.
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