Bennington was originally called Bunz Town, and under the latter name was founded in the 1880s when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point.The present name is after the town of Bennington, Vermont. Incorporated in 1892, Bennington, Nebraska, maintains its safe, small-town atmosphere with the conveniences of the larger Omaha metropolitan area located just ten miles away. An excellent place for family living. Bennington is a suburb of Omaha with a population of 1,931. Bennington is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Today, living in Bennington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Bennington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bennington are highly rated.