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

The community of Manchester is the Seat for Bennington County.

Bennington County is one of the original counties of Vermont and was founded in 1779.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bennington had a population of 36,411 people. This is a decrease of 1.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,994 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bennington represented 6.08% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,125+0.35%+1.96% since 2009
200936,411-1.58%-0.1% since 2008
200036,994The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bennington County Census Page for Bennington County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bennington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bennington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bennington   15,08215,7374.16% decrease  
Manchester   4,2674,1802.08% increase  
Shaftsbury   3,6973,7671.86% decrease  
Pownal   3,4653,5602.67% decrease  
Arlington   2,4242,3971.13% increase  

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<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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