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Welcome to Benson ...

The Town of Benson is located in Rutland County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Benson has a population of 1,022 people<1> (see below for details).

Benson is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Benson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Benson: (802)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Benson had a population of 1,056 people. This makes Benson the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Benson represents 0.17% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,056 people, the population of Benson increased 1.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,039 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benson had an population of 1,022 people. This is a decrease of 3.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.64% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benson.

Communities near Benson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]   4,876   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Whitehall (NY)   [Map]   3,950   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brandon   [Map]   3,790   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Castleton   [Map]   4,609   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Middlebury   [Map]   8,598   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benson.

Communities Also Named Benson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Benson - it's located in New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benson:

Websites for Benson ...

Official Website: www.bensonvt.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benson ...

Looking for more information about Benson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Benson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Benson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Benson.

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The Communities of Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benson: www.bensonvt.com/

The official website for State of Vermont: www.vermont.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Benson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Benson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7584, Longitude: -73.2579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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