Main Street in Danby
|• Total||41.5 sq mi (107.6 km2)|
|• Land||41.4 sq mi (107.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||1,430 ft (436 m)|
|• Density||32/sq mi (12/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1462079|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107 km2), of which 41.4 square miles (107 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.22%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,292 people, 502 households, and 362 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.2 people per square mile (12.0/km2). There were 647 housing units at an average density of 15.6 per square mile (6.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.53% White, 0.54% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 502 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,137, and the median income for a family was $39,737. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,795 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,984. About 4.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older.
- Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning writer
- Henry D. Hitt, farmer, businessman, legislator
- Thomas Rowley, poet
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Danby town, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 99.
- Vermont Quarries
- Henry Hitt, Wisconsin Historical Society