Bennington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. It is located entirely within the town of Bennington. The population of the CDP was 9,074 at the 2010 census, or 57.6% of the population of the entire town.GeographyThe Bennington CDP comprises the downtown area of the town of Bennington, ranging from the Walloomsac River/Roaring Branch/Walloomsac Brook on the north, to the village of Old Bennington and Monument Avenue on the west, to Jewett Brook, Morgan Street, South Stream Road and Gore Road on the south, and to the Woodford town line on the east.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.53sqkm, of which 12.44sqkm is land and 0.09sqkm, or 0.74%, is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 9,074 people, 3,833 households, and 2,145 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 720.2/km² (1,851.8/mi²). There were 4,122 housing units at an average density of 327.1/km² (841.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.2% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.