Zip Code 05261 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePownal
Zip Code StateVermont
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Bennington
Area Code802
Current Population:2738
Racial Majority:White 95.57%
Public School Racial Majority:White 98.6%
Unemployment Rate:2.2%
Median Household Income$46453
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48850
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time22.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range676 - 2188 ft.
Area29 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)42.78048600, -73.20537900

Zip Code 05261 Description

Zip Code 05261 is located in the state of Vermont in the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metro area. Zip code 05261 is primarily located in Bennington County. The official US Postal Service name for 05261 is POWNAL, Vermont. Portions of zip code 05261 are contained within or border the city limits of . The area code for zip code 05261 is 802. 05261 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Vermont.

The current unemployment level in 05261 is 2.2% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.0% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 1.7% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 05261 increased to 2738 from 2456 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 05261 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 05261 public schools is White. 59.8% of students in 05261 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2894 95.57% 2667 +9%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 9 -100%
 Hispanic 0 0% 25 -100%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 7 -100%
 Asian 5 0.17% 8 -38%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 1 0% 1 -100%
 Two Or More Races 21 4.26% 21 +514%

Zip Code 05261 Race/Ethnicity

 White 98.6%
 Black Or African American 0.4%
 Hispanic 0.4%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.4%

Zip Code 05261 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population27382456
Male Population51.80%
Female Population48.20%
Total Households1120
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$46453
Income Under $50K Per Year54.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.20%
05261 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Vermont District 1
Related Maps: Map of All Vermont Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$221174
Average Real Estate Sale Price$160857
Current Unemployment Level 2.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level2.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 58b - Western New England Marble Valleys
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 05261 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)11132233445257554736291835
Avg Max Temp (°F)30324255677580786958463456
Avg Precip (In.)2.872.262.973.434.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bennington, VT
CBSA Type05261
CBSA Population36653
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours