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Bennington, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Bennington had a population of 685 as of July 1, 2016. Bennington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bennington is located at latitude 39.0333 and longitude -97.5931 in Ottawa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bennington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ottawa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,220 feet.

The City of Bennington (GNIS ID: 2394136) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bennington is located within Township of Bennington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ottawa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bennington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bennington, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 685
Population in Households 685
Population in Familes 600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,628
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $102,083
Average Home Value $140,088


Median Household Income $55,113
Average Household Income $72,398
Per Capita Income $27,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.17%
Households 0.3% 0.22%
Families 1.16% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bennington, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bennington to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 255 62nd
Population Density1 # 88 87th
Diversity Index2 # 543 19th
Median Household Income # 145 79th
Per Capita Income # 158 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.