Concord, Vermont

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Concord, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 44°25′16″N 71°50′59″W / 44.42111°N 71.84972°W / 44.42111; -71.84972Coordinates: 44°25′16″N 71°50′59″W / 44.42111°N 71.84972°W / 44.42111; -71.84972
Country United States
State Vermont
County Essex
 • Total 53.5 sq mi (138.5 km2)
 • Land 51.4 sq mi (133.2 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Elevation 1,667 ft (508 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,196
 • Density 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)
 • Households 467
 • Families 318
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05824, 05858 (North Concord)
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-15250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462074[2]

Concord is a town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,196 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area, and contains the villages of North Concord and Miles Pond.


Grist Mill on Moose River, 1906

Concord was chartered on September 15, 1780 to Reuben Jones and others from Rockingham, Vermont. Concord was first settled by Simon Willard, a fur trader, and two other men. It gets its name from Concord, Massachusetts.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 53.5 square miles (139 km2), of which 51.4 square miles (133 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (3.80%) is water.


Concord townhall, 1877

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,196 people, 467 households, and 318 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km2). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.24% White, 0.25% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. [ There were 467 households out of which 69% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $999,999, and the median income for a family was $38,264. Males had a median income of $28,322 versus $19,471 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,173. About 7.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.


Concord has run a k-12 school for many years. The competence of the 9-12 has been questioned by some residents.[who?] There have been petitions put forward by citizens but each time they have been defeated.[citation needed] The school board is strongly for keeping the high school open. If the school were to be closed students would be tuitioned out to a different high school. Concord, Vermont was the location of the country's first Normal school a college was founded by Samuel Read Hall in 1823 dedicated to the training of teachers.


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