Bennington Vermont Community Profiles
Bennington, Vermont - Established 1749
Bennington serves as the Economic and Cultural Center of Southwestern Vermont. It combines a strong sense of history with a commitment to improvement and progress. The Town is nestled beween two beautiful mountain ranges, the Taconics and Green Mountains, and enjoys easy access to all forms of outdoor recreation. Its close proximity to Massachusetts, New York and the major markets of the Northeast afford the Town economic advantages and a cosmopolitan flavor.
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Located in the southwestern corner of Vermont, Bennington is the "gateway" to the State. Bennington is just 14 miles from Williamstown, Massachusetts and 42 miles from Albany, New York State's Capital District. Bennington is close enough to major markets to afford opportunities and competitiveness, yet just far enough removed from metropolitan problems to ensure small town hospitatlity and security.
- Growth: Town, 4.02% from 1980-1990 County; 7.5% from 1980-1990
- Median Age: 1990 Town; 33.0 1990 County; 34.9
- Average Annual Temperature: 47.3º F
- Average Annual Rainfall: 35.74 inches
- Average Monthly Temperature: January; 21.1ºF July; 71.4ºF
- Average Annual Snowfall: 64.1 inches
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