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The most common questions we get asked is "how much is my homeowners insurance going to be"? For homeowners living in Bennington, VT, the average home policy is around $82 per month or $984 per year. Your new Vermont homeowners premium will be paid annually, usually in a state of escrow managed by your mortgage provider. Average home rates are based on a standard home insurance policy, titled an HO-3. Home insurance companies rate risk differently so it is important to let a company like do the shopping for you and help answer any questions that you may have about your coverage, flood insurance, wind/hail coverage and discounts.

Additional questions asked about homes in Bennington:

What is the replacement cost coverage for my home?
Home insurance companies will assign a replacement cost value to your home in case it was ever in need of rebuilding. Remember the cost to replace your home is not the same as buying the home because the cost of land does not need to be itemized as an expense when replacing the structure. Try our home replacement cost calculator to easily generate your total replacement cost coverage, you will see three options to choose from.

How many people live in Bennington?
The total city area population for Bennington, VT is 59,404.

How many homes in the Bennington area?
The total homes in the city of Bennington is 6,081 housing units.

What is the average Bennington household income?
The average income in the Bennington area is around $51,106.

How much do the homes in Bennington cost on average?
The average cost of a home in Bennington is estimated to be around $163,300.

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Bennington, VT Home Insurance Average Premiums

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$520 /yr.

Shows Bennington's lowest average rates with discounts applied.

For the city of Bennington, homeowners insurance rates may vary on deductible, coverage amount and property details. Below is a list of the averages based on the cost of an annual home insurance premium.

Coverage Amount:Annual Premium
1800 sq. ft. or below
(discounts applied)
$520 /yr.
Average Coverage:$770 /yr.
2600 sq. ft. or higher
(all discounts applied)
$1070 /yr.

What is the average home insurance cost for a home in Bennington, VT?

  • • The average homeowners insurance premium paid annually for a home in Bennington is around $770 per year.

What does it cost on average per month for home insurance in Bennington, VT?

  • • Homeowners in Bennington pay an average cost per month around $64.00 for insurance coverage.

Bennington, VT - 2023 Housing Information

Month Current Home Value (2023) Last Year Home Value (2022)
January $207,462 $193,036
February $209,494 $195,723
March $212,180 $198,697
April $212,264 $201,589

Homeowners insurance will help cover the cost to repair or replace your Bennington home if it is damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, up to your coverage limits. A homeowners policy is made up of a few different coverages. Here are the most common coverages:

  • Dwelling: This coverage will pay to repair or replace the structure of your home if it is damaged or destroyed. Review and Calculate Replacement Cost Coverage in Bennington
  • Liability: This coverage will help cover medical and legal bills if someone is injured in your home, slipping on an icy sidewalk for example. It also offers protection if you damage another person’s property, your child hitting a baseball through a neighbor’s window for example.
  • Contents: This covers the cost to replace your personal possessions that are destroyed by a covered peril. Furniture, electronics, clothing and household goods are excellent examples. Contents coverage is often capped at 50% to 70% of your dwelling coverage.
  • Other Structures: This coverage protects other structures on your property such as detached garages, outbuildings, barns, and sheds.
  • Loss of use: This covers everyday costs that you incur if you cannot live in your home while it is being repaired due to a claim. It will pay hotel and restaurant bills and even the cost of dry cleaning.
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Saving Money Tips on Bennington Home Insurance

A great way to save money on Bennington homeowners insurance is to make sure you are getting all the discounts you are qualified to receive. Here are just a few of the most common discount’s insurers offer:

  • Bundling: If you purchase your home and auto (or any other insurance coverage) from the same insurer, you should get a bundling discount. Expect to save 20%-25%.
  • Secure your home: Adding a monitored security system, water leak sensors, deadbolts, and smoke detectors should result in a discount.
  • Impact resistant roof: If you are replacing your roof, consider impact resistant roofing materials which help prevent hail and impact damage as well as resulting in a significant discount.
  • Stay claim free: If you have been claim free for a number of years (five is a common requirement) your insurer should offer a claim free discount.

Are you shopping for the best rate near or wihin the Bennington area? Check out what homeowners are paying on average for Vermont homeowners insurance.

Elevation Review for Coastal Wind or Flooding Risk

Elevation Details Homeowners Tips
2134 ft. This is the average home elevation in Bennington, VT

Did you know that the elevation in which your home resides is crucial to a home insurance policy because it determines the risk factor related to your home being in a flood zone. It is important to understand that your home is not covered for floods under a standard homeowners policy. You will need to speak with a local Vermont flood insurance agent about a flood insurance policy, please give us a call now at 888-620-1954.

To get online quotes on your home and compare rates on home insurance premiums in Bennington, enter your zip code above and easily complete our online quoting application. Remember, it's important to speak with us about additional home insurance discounts so you can get the best rate for your home in Bennington County.

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Bennington, VT Dwelling Coverage Estimate

It is important to calculate your dwelling coverage for your home in Bennington so you know what type of homeowners insurance coverage you need to cover your replacement cost. It is recommended to have enough dwelling coverage to rebuild your home if it was destroyed by a covered peril.

Please remember that replacement cost coverage does not include the cost of the land, only the price to rebuild your home, which is why we like to help customers by answering a few questions that you may have.

What is the average replacement cost coverage in Bennington, VT?

- The average square footage in Bennington is around 1,027 Sq. Ft. which would cost you around $163,300 to replace the home if you base the home on the price to build per square foot of $159.

Minimum Replacement Cost Total: $163,300

Location: Bennington, Vermont (Bennington County)

Average Building Cost Per Square Foot in Bennington: $159 (low end)

Average Square Footage in Bennington: 1,027 Sq. Ft.

Home Improvement StatusPrice per Sq. Ft.Dwelling Coverage
None or Very Minor Improvements$159$163,300
Some Additional Upgrades$199$204,125
Major Home Updates or Advancements$239$244,950

The dwelling coverage is calculated by the average cost per square foot ($159) in Bennington, Vermont times your heated square footage. Which would equal the cost to rebuild your home minus the cost of the property or land. Some homes will have a higher replacement cost due to home improvements like updated kitchens and bathrooms. Other upgrades may include: granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. The national square foot average to build a brand new home is around 2500 square feet. So if you are looking to build, and your square footage of your new home is 2500, you are looking at a dwelling coverage premium of around $496,875 (Media price to build of $199 x 2500 sq. ft.) to cover the cost to rebuild your new home.

What is the difference between actual cash value and replacement cost value?

Homeowners insurance is available in both actual cash value (ACV) and replacement cost value (RCV). Knowing the difference is important:

Actual cash value: When valuing your personal possessions, an actual cash value policy will take depreciation into account. This means that your 10-year-old TV will be basically worthless according to your insurance company. While an ACV policy tends to be cheaper, if you have to make a claim you may be disappointed in your claim payout.

Replacement cost value: A RCV policy will replace your possessions with brand new items of similar quality regardless of how old they were at the time they were destroyed. While RCV policies are slightly more expensive, they are well worth the cost if you have to make a claim.