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Pownal is a town in Bennington County, in the Bennington metro area.

The community was named for brothers Thomas Pownall, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, and John Pownall, lieutenant governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts.

The latitude of Pownal is 42.765N. The longitude is -73.236W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,398 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,560.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,149
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pownal demographic reports
Pownal is on the Hoosic River.
Setting for Christopher Morley's "Blythe Mountain"
Local festivals include:
  • Pownal Valley Fair - July 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pownal web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pownal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bennington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 05260 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Pownal residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pownal ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pownal was $17,669, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Pownal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pownal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $882.


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Libraries in Pownal include Solomon Wright Public ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Pownal workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Pownal include Best Value Inn.

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