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The 2000 Census showed that Bennington County had a population of 36,994 people. This represented 6.08% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bennington had a population of 36,411 people. This is a decrease of 1.58% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,125+0.35%+1.96% since 2009
200936,411-1.58%-0.1% since 2008
200836,446-1.48% 
200736,439-1.5%-0.31% since 2006
200636,552-1.19%+0.19% since 2005
200536,481-1.39%-0.56% since 2004
200436,686-0.83%-0.3% since 2003
200336,798-0.53%-0.38% since 2002
200236,938-0.15%+0.11% since 2001
200136,899-0.26%-0.26% since 2000
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200036,994The Last Census

Bennington County had 19,403 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bennington County has a total area<3> of 677 square miles [1,755 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.4 square miles [3.62 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bennington County had a population density of 54.7 people per square mile [21.12 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 14 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Bennington County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bennington and the state of Vermont.

Click here for the Bennington County QuickFact (QF-50003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Bennington County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BenningtonQF-500482515,08215,737-4.16%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Bennington County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Berkshire (MA)QF-25003   S129,288134,953-4.2%
Franklin (MA)QF-25011   SE71,77871,5350.34%
Rensselaer (NY)QF-36083   SW155,541152,5381.97%
Washington (NY)QF-36115   NW62,75361,0422.8%
RutlandQF-50021   N63,01463,400-0.61%
WindhamQF-50025   E43,47144,216-1.68%
WindsorQF-50027   NE56,55257,418-1.51%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Bennington. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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