Albany, Vermont

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Albany, Vermont
Town
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 44°43′50″N 72°20′26″W / 44.73056°N 72.34056°W / 44.73056; -72.34056Coordinates: 44°43′50″N 72°20′26″W / 44.73056°N 72.34056°W / 44.73056; -72.34056
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orleans
Chartered June 26, 1782
Area
 • Total 38.7 sq mi (100.2 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 956 ft (371 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 840
 • Density 21.8/sq mi (8.4/km2)
 • Households 337
 • Families 237
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05820
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-00475[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462024[2]

Albany is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 840 at the 2000 census. Albany contains four villages: the incorporated village of Albany, and the unincorporated villages of Albany Center, East Albany and South Albany.[3]

Government[edit]

Town[edit]

  • Moderator -Tony Daniels
  • Selectman - S.Christopher Jacobs, Brian Goodrich, Phil Beaudry
  • Town Clerk - Debra Ann Geoffrey
  • Town Treasurer - Debra Ann Geoffrey
  • Delinquent Tax Collector - Debra Ann Geoffrey
  • Listers - Sue Richardson, Kathy Wilder
  • Auditor - Melissa Larabee
  • First Constable -
  • Grand Juror -
  • Town Agent - Steve Pitkin
  • Highway Budget - $140,000

School district[edit]

Legislature[edit]

The Essex-Orleans Senate district includes the town of Albany, as well as parts or all of Essex County, Orleans County, Franklin County and Lamoille County. It is represented in the Vermont Senate by Bobby Starr (R) and Robert A. Starr (D).

In the Vermont House of Representatives, Albany forms part of the Orleans-Caledonia-1 district. Its representatives are and Vicki Strong (R) and Sam Young (D).

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.7 square miles (100.2 km²), of which 38.5 square miles (99.7 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (0.52%) is water.

The town is hilly and uneven. The highest point in town is in the northwestern part of the township, which is cut off from the main chain of the Green Mountains by a brook. Lord's Creek flows north through the eastern part of the township, having several tributaries. There are other minor streams in town. There are also several ponds, the principal of which are Great Hosmer, Hartwell, Page, Heart, and Duck ponds.[4]

The Black River flows north through Albany Village, crosses under the Water Street Bridge before emptying into Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vermont, which is part of the St. Lawrence River Basin.[5]

The rocks entering into the geological formation of the town are disposed in parallel ranges extending north and south. The westernmost of these contains a bed of talcose schist. Next is a narrow range of Upper Helderberg limestone, followed by a vein of clay slate, the residue of the territory being calciferous mica schist. In the central and eastern parts of the town there are several rich beds of muck and shell marl. There are also some ledges of granite rocks.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 840 people, 337 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 453 housing units at an average density of 11.8 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 337 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

History[edit]

Economy[edit]

Personal income[edit]

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,287. About 14.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Major route[edit]

Cultural events[edit]

The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival has held annual performances in Albany for the past four years. Attendance is limited to 2000.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Vermont Villages, Towns, Counties
  4. ^ a b Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT.; 1883-1884, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887
  5. ^ The Rivers of Vermont
  6. ^ http://www.nekmf.com retrieved on July 19, 2007

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