Hinesburg, Vermont

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Hinesburg, Vermont
Hinesburg town hall
Hinesburg town hall
Hinesburg, Vermont
Hinesburg, Vermont
Coordinates: 44°19′43″N 73°6′36″W / 44.32861°N 73.11000°W / 44.32861; -73.11000Coordinates: 44°19′43″N 73°6′36″W / 44.32861°N 73.11000°W / 44.32861; -73.11000
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
 • Total 40.1 sq mi (103.9 km2)
 • Land 39.8 sq mi (103.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,340
 • Density 109.0/sq mi (42.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05461
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-33475[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462119[2]

Hinesburg is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for Abel Hine, town clerk.[3] The population was 4,340 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.1 square miles (103.9 km2), of which 39.8 square miles (103.1 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km2) (0.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,340 people, 1,596 households, and 1,174 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.0 people per square mile (42.1/km2). There were 1,693 housing units at an average density of 42.5 per square mile (16.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.90% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,596 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,788, and the median income for a family was $54,836. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,230. About 2.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Schools and Libraries[edit]

Champlain Valley Union High School

Notable events[edit]

On the night of September 28, 2008, the Saputo cheese factory caught fire.[4] The fire department billed the local Saputo cheese plant $500,000 for firefighting gear ruined in fighting the fire. Their destruction was caused by hazardous cleaning chemicals stored at the plant.[5] It was announced in October that the cheese factory would be closed. The factory was the town's third largest employer.[6]

Notable people[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. ^ "Profile for Hinesburg, Vermont". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Cheese plant fire could stress dairy farmers". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  5. ^ Baird, Joel Banner (October 24, 2008). Fire department bills Saputo $500,000. Burlington Free Press. 
  6. ^ "Burlington Free Press". Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

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