Bennington, town (1990 pop. 16,451), seat of Bennington co., SW Vt.; chartered 1749, settled 1761. It includes the villages of North Bennington and Old Bennington. The town manufactures transportation equipment, paper and plastic products, electronic components, clothing, and pottery. The surrounding area has dairy farms and several ski resorts. A 300-ft (91-m) monument commemorates the 1777 Revolutionary War battle of Bennington (see Saratoga campaign). Also here are the site of the first schoolhouse in Vermont; Catamount Tavern, where the Green Mountain Boys met; the site of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison's printing shop; the Old First Church (1805); the Walloomsac Inn (1763); Bennington College (1925); and the Bennington Museum.
Bennington is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas, United States. The population was 623 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Bennington is located at (39.033174, -97.593030).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

On Sunday, May 06, 2007, a tornado was spotted at Bennington Lake causing 12 injuries and one death.


As of the census of 2000, there were 623 people, 245 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,474.4 people per square mile (572.7/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 629.5/sq mi (244.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,303, and the median income for a family was $45,972. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,919. About 5.1% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


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