Addison County, Vermont
|Addison County, Vermont|
Location in the state of Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
808 sq mi (2,093 km²)
770 sq mi (1,994 km²)
38 sq mi (98 km²), 4.72%
48/sq mi (18.47/km²)
The county of Addison is situated on the west line of Vermont state and nearly in the center north and south; between 43° 50′ and 44° 10′ north latitude. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles (2,090 km2), of which 770 square miles (2,000 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (4.72%) is water. The primary stream of the county is Otter Creek, which runs through the county from the south to the north.
- Chittenden County, Vermont - north
- Washington County, Vermont - northeast
- Orange County, Vermont - east
- Windsor County, Vermont - southeast
- Rutland County, Vermont - south
- Washington County, New York - southwest
- Essex County, New York - west
- U.S. Route 7
- Vermont Route 12A
- Vermont Route 17
- Vermont Route 22A
- Vermont Route 23
- Vermont Route 30
- Vermont Route 53
- Vermont Route 73
- Vermont Route 74
- Vermont Route 100
- Vermont Route 116
- Vermont Route 125
National protected area
Iroquois settled in the county before European arrived in 1609. French settlers in Crown Point, New York extended their settlements across Lake Champlain. A few individuals or families came up the lake from Canada and established themselves at Chimney Point in 1730. In 1731, at Cross Point Fort Frederic was erected. In the year 1759, General Amherst occupied Cross Point and British settler's settlers came in. The Battle of Bennington in Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, brought a turning point for the American independence against British.
This county was established by act of the Legislature October 18, 1785. at the period of Vermont Republic. In 1791, Vermont joined the federal union after the original thirteen colonies. The main product of the county was wheat. In addition to wheat, farmers began to raise flocks on the field for manuring around 1820s. The Champlain Canal was opened on 1823, so the ships could navigate from the Hudson river. In 1840, the county produced more wool than any other county in the United States.
When Vermont was admitted into the Union in 1791, in the major towns there were totally 9,267 people. In 1830, there were 26,503 people.
In 2008, the federal government declared the county a disaster area after severe storms and flooding June 14–17.
At the 2000 census, there were 35,974 people, 13,068 households and 9,108 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 per square mile (18/km²). There were 15,312 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.86% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.5% were of English, 12.7% American, 12.0% French, 10.8% French Canadian, 10.8% Irish and 6.7% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.0% spoke English, 1.8% French and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.
There were 13,068 households of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
Age distribution was 24.90% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.
The median household income was $43,142, and the median family income was $49,351. Males had a median income of $31,836 versus $24,416 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,539. About 5.10% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.
For historical populations since 1900, see Historical U.S. Census totals for Addison County, Vermont
|2012||68.4% 12,257||29.1% 5,203|
|2008||68.6% 13,202||29.5% 5,667|
|2004||60.0% 11,147||38.1% 7,077|
|2000||51.3% 8,936||39.9% 6,953|
Addison County has the following high schools:
- Vergennes Union High School in Vergennes
- Mt. Abe Union High School in Bristol
- Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury
- Middlebury Union Middle School in Middlebury
Cities and towns
- New Haven
- Historical U.S. Census totals for Addison County, Vermont
- USS Addison County (LST-31)
- List of counties in Vermont
- List of towns in Vermont
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Addison County, Vermont
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Samuel Swift (1859). History of Addison county. A. H. Coperland.
- Sutkoski, Matt (August 1, 2008). Summer has been wet one for the ages. Burlington Free Press.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-11.
- Addison County Chamber of Commerce
- National Register of Historic Places listing for Addison Co., Vermont
- History of Addison County - Edited by H. P. Smith. D. Mason & Co., Publishers. 1886. Hosted by the Middlebury College Library.
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|Essex County, New York||Orange County|
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