Benson, Vermont

Benson: Town in Vermont


Benson is a town located in the county of Rutland in the U.S. state of Vermont. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,056 and a population density of 23 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 991 inhabitants.

The town was created 232 years ago in 1790.

Benson locator map
Location of Benson on Vermont map.

Quick Facts about Benson

Population : 991 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Vermont (United States)
County : Rutland County
Postal code : 05743
Area : 45.5 km2
Altitude : 479 feet / 146 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1791 (232 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:17:02 (5th December 2023)
Density : 22 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.56% (2010-2020)
Weather : 29℉ Chance Rain And Snow Showers 7-days weather
Benson Vermont 20040701 image
Benson Vermont 20040701
Benson Vermont 20040701 image


Benson is located at 43°42'25"N 73°18'40"W (43.7070100, -73.3112300).

Benson map


Benson forecast: A chance of rain and snow showers before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. more


According to census records, the population of Benson decreased by 6.56% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,056 - census
2011 1,057 0.09% estimation process
2012 1,050 -0.67% estimation process
2013 1,051 0.1% estimation process
2014 1,040 -1.06% estimation process
2015 1,030 -0.97% estimation process
2016 1,021 -0.88% estimation process
2017 1,020 -0.1% estimation process
2018 1,012 -0.79% estimation process
2019 1,002 -1% estimation process
2020 991 -1.11% estimation process

People born in Benson (4)

People born in Benson, including editor, literary critic, anthologist, and writer. Rufus Wilmot Griswold, politician Stephen Wallace Dorsey, clergyman Robert Everett Pattison, .


  • Charles E. H. Aiken (Ornithologist) he was born in 07/09/1850

Schools in Benson

College & universities near Benson, VT

Code Name City ZIP
230834 Castleton University Castleton (VT) 05735

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benson, VT

Code Name Address Type
FHV Fair Haven, Vermont Depot and Water Sts. RAIL
CNV Castleton station 266 Main Street RAIL
FTC Ticonderoga station NYS Hwy 74 and Sandy Redoubt RAIL
WHL Whitehall station Main St. and Saunders St. RAIL
RUD Rutland station 25 Evelyn Street RAIL

Post offices near Benson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Putnam Station Post Office Putnam Station (NY) 12861

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Rutland County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rutland County , VT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Castleton 4,490 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Rutland 4,105 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, surrounding the city of Rutland
Brandon 3,705 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Pittsford 2,757 Town in Vermont
Fair Haven 2,530 Town in Vermont, United States
West Rutland 2,129 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Wallingford 1,938 Town in Vermont
Poultney 1,693 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Proctor 1,578 Town in Vermont
Pawlet 1,359 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Danby 1,308 Town in Rutland County, Vermont
Mount Holly 1,241 Town in Vermont
Chittenden 1,170 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Wells 1,151 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Mendon 1,015 Town in Vermont
Shrewsbury 979 Town in Rutland County, Vermont, USA