C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$688
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,421
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

    Bennington Township Reviews

    9 reviews
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    In Marengo where I live there is little to nothing here because this is a rural area. there is a few stores, an IGA, dollar general, and a med store. none of these stores deliver in quality or customer service. you can get mostly everything you need in this area, but at a cost. these stores like to jack up the price of food because theres nothing left around. an example of this is $4.50 for a gallon of milk. The customer service is awful because the people at the stores are rude and don't know where certain goods are. we have some mom and pop shops like the local ice-cream shop called corner cones, its a great shop offering good quality and reasonable prices but, its only open during the summer. there are three pizza shops, pizza to go, highland pizza, and rolling dough. They all have outrageous prices. there definitely needs to be more restaurants than pizza shops. all in all you can get mostly everything in this area but it would be nice if there was more of a variety of stores, less mom and pop shops, and more places to eat at besides pizza shops.
    Review Bennington Township
    There only a few restaurants in town. There's one that's been many things and isn't a clear type anymore, some bars, a hot dog place, and an ice cream place with some small food items. Plus a few other minor places like Subway in the grocery store. No nightlife at all in the local area and few decent food options.
    I feel this area is okay. The school systems need to be better. The roads throughout the county are in poor shape. Our neighbors are amazing. There is no growth in the county which effects the value of homes.