Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
|• Total||36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)|
|• Land||36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,755 ft (535 m)|
|• Density||37/sq mi (14/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||05660, 05673|
|GNIS feature ID||1462096|
The town was chartered in 1788 and sold to a speculator. The town was organized in 1805. The Mad River Glen ski area, located in Fayston on Stark Mountain, was founded in 1947. Corporal Cornelius McMullen and his brother James stepped off a Starving Ship from County Donegal, Ireland and naturalized upon arrival, picking up arms for the United States Civil War and serving proudly with the sharpshooters of the most excellent Vermont 6th Regiment, that received special recognition: The Civil War battlefield guide By Frances H. Kennedy, Conservation Fund (Arlington, Va.) - Vermont in the civil war: A history of the part taken by the ..., Volume 1 By George Grenville Benedict - "Headquarters Sixth Regiment Vermont Vols., May 6th, 1863. It is with a feeling of pride and pleasure that the colonel commanding reviews the action of the Sixth Vermont, from the crossing of the river to the time when companies A, D and I, the very last of the corps, recrossed. The gallantry with which you charged across the plain and over the heights of Fredericksburg has been noticed by the general commanding. The coolness exhibited by you while under fire awaiting the enemy's assault; the gallant manner in which you repulsed the enemy and in turn charged him; the number of prisoners you captured—all are proof of your unexampled bravery and intrepidity. Do as well in the future, and your colonel and State may well be proud of you. By command of E. L. Barney, Colonel commanding S. H. Lincoln, Adjutant."
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km2), all land. The town is located in the Mad River valley and is south of Camel's Hump State Park. Fayston is located on Vermont Route 17. Burnt Rock Mountain is located in Fayston.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,141 people, 484 households, and 312 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km2). There were 900 housing units at an average density of 24.7 per square mile (9.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.53% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 484 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,472, and the median income for a family was $60,938. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $26,852 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,196. About 2.9% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "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): Fayston town, Washington County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 18, 2012.