Hartford, Vermont

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Hartford, Vermont
Town
Hartford, Vermont
Hartford, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°39′54″N 72°22′18″W / 43.66500°N 72.37167°W / 43.66500; -72.37167Coordinates: 43°39′54″N 72°22′18″W / 43.66500°N 72.37167°W / 43.66500; -72.37167
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windsor
Chartered 1761[1]
Area
 • Total 45.9 sq mi (118.9 km2)
 • Land 45.0 sq mi (116.5 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,952
 • Density 220/sq mi (84/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05047
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-32275[2]
GNIS feature ID 1462116[3]
Website www.hartford-vt.org

Hartford is a town in Windsor County in the U.S. state of Vermont. It is located on the New Hampshire border, at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91. It is the site of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River; the Ottauquechee River also flows through the town.[4] The town is composed of five unincorporated villages: Hartford, Quechee, West Hartford, White River Junction and Wilder. The population was 9,952 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

The community was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1761,[1] and is named for Hartford, Connecticut.[6]

Geography[edit]

The town of Hartford is located at 43°39′52″N 72°23′12″W / 43.66444°N 72.38667°W / 43.66444; -72.38667 (43.66444, -72.38667).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.9 square miles (118.9 km2), of which 45.0 square miles (116.5 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 1.93%, is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,367 people, 4,509 households, and 2,800 families residing in the town. The population density was 229.6 people per square mile (88.7/km2). There were 5,493 housing units at an average density of 121.7 per square mile (47.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.02% White, 0.55% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 4,509 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,990, and the median income for a family was $51,286. Males had a median income of $35,969 versus $27,073 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,792. About 5.3% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Town of Hartford Vermont". Town of Hartford Vermont. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ DeLorme (1996). Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-016-9
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hartford town, Windsor County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Hartford, Vermont, VT". ePodunk. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hartford town, Windsor County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, 1903, pages 216-217
  10. ^ "Phillips Lord". IMDb. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "STRONG, William, (1763 - 1840)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "TRACY, Andrew, (1797 - 1868)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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