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Bennington, Nebraska
Downtown Bennington: 2nd Street
Downtown Bennington: 2nd Street
Location of Bennington, Nebraska
Location of Bennington, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,106 ft (337 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,458
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,521
 • Density 1,823.74/sq mi (703.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68007
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-04405
GNIS feature ID 0827327
Website www.cityofbennington.wordpress.com

Bennington is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,458 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

History

Bennington was originally called Bunz Town, and under the latter name was founded in the 1880s when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point. The present name is after the town of Bennington, Vermont.

Geography

Bennington is located at 41°21′57″N 96°9′23″W / 41.36583°N 96.15639°W / 41.36583; -96.15639 (41.365747, -96.156395).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), of which, 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 229
1910 276 20.5%
1920 314 13.8%
1930 375 19.4%
1940 326 −13.1%
1950 315 −3.4%
1960 341 8.3%
1970 683 100.3%
1980 631 −7.6%
1990 866 37.2%
2000 937 8.2%
2010 1,458 55.6%
2019 (est.) 1,521 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,458 people, 556 households, and 388 families living in the city. The population density was 1,756.6 inhabitants per square mile (678.2/km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 754.2 per square mile (291.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 556 households, of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

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