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Welcome to Pownal ...

The Town of Pownal is located in Bennington County<1>.

The location of Pownal has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Pownal has a population of 3,404 people<3> (see below for details).

Pownal is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Pownal is within the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pownal had an population of 3,404 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Pownal had a population of 3,527 people (which is 9.5% of the total population of Bennington County). This makes Pownal the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Pownal represents 0.56% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,527 people, the population of Pownal has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,560 people).

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

Communities near Pownal ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pownal.

  • Bennington [Bennington County]
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    • Bennington [Bennington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Pownal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
  • Brunswick [Rensselaer County]
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    • Brunswick [Rensselaer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Pownal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
  • North Adams [Berkshire County]
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    • North Adams [Berkshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Pownal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Adams
  • Adams [Berkshire County]
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    • Adams [Berkshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Pownal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Williamstown [Berkshire County]
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      • Williamstown [Berkshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
    • Hoosick [Rensselaer County]
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      • Hoosick [Rensselaer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoosick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoosick
    • Pittstown [Rensselaer County]
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      • Pittstown [Rensselaer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittstown
    • Poestenkill [Rensselaer County]
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      • Poestenkill [Rensselaer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poestenkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poestenkill
    • Shaftsbury [Bennington County]
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      • Shaftsbury [Bennington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaftsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaftsbury
    • Hoosick Falls [Rensselaer County]
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      • Hoosick Falls [Rensselaer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pownal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoosick Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoosick Falls<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pownal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pownal.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pownal. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pownal.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pownal. See our Newspapers Page for Pownal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pownal ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Vermont

About Bennington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pownal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Bennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pownal.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pownal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pownal) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pownal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PownalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pownal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7856, Longitude: -73.2112       In this case, the coordinates for Pownal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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