Bennington, Kansas

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Bennington is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas, United States. The population was 623 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.



On Sunday, May 6, 2007, a tornado was spotted at Bennington Lake causing 12 injuries and one death.[citation needed]


Bennington is located at 39°1′59″N 97°35′35″W / 39.03306°N 97.59306°W / 39.03306; -97.59306 (39.033174, -97.593030)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 623 people, 245 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,474.4 people per square mile (572.7/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 629.5/sq mi (244.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

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