Historical U.S. Census totals for Orleans County, Vermont

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This article shows U.S. Census totals for Orleans County, Vermont, broken down by municipality, from 1900 to 2000. The county population reached a 20th-century low in 1960, 20,143, and has increased its population ever since.

Like most areas of New England, Orleans County is (and has been at all times since well before the 20th century) entirely divided into incorporated municipalities. There is no unincorporated territory.

There are three types of incorporated municipalities in Vermont: towns, cities and villages. As in the other New England states, towns are the basic unit of municipal government. Cities are independent of and equivalent to towns, but differ in their form of government. Villages overlay towns and assume responsibility for some municipal services within their boundaries. Incorporated villages are not found in any of the other New England states, and are less common in Vermont today than they have been in the past. A number of villages have disincorporated over the years, choosing to revert to full town control; most of those that remain are very small.

It is possible for a village to become a city, in which case it becomes a completely separate municipality from its original parent town. Many of Vermont’s current cities are former villages (unlike the other New England states where cities are almost invariably former towns). If a village bearing the same name as its parent town becomes a city, the result is an adjacent town and city that have the same name but are completely separate municipalities. There is one such example in Orleans County. The present-day city of Newport had its origins in an incorporated village within the town of Newport. When the village became a city, however, it ceased to be part of the town, and the town and city are now two distinct municipalities with no overlap or relationship to one another.

The main tables below show municipalities at the town level, differentiating between towns and cities. For any census, adding up the totals for each town-level municipality should yield the county total. A separate section follows with population totals for villages from 1930 to 2000.

For more information on the New England municipal system, see New England town.

Corporate changes since 1900[edit]

  • 1917 – City of Newport formed from portions of the towns of Newport (former village of Newport) and Derby (former village of West Derby)

1900[edit]

County Total: 22,024

  • Derby 3,274
  • Newport 3,113
  • Barton 2,790
  • Troy 1,467
  • Craftsbury 1,251
  • Albany 1,028
  • Charleston 1,025
  • Lowell 982
  • Irasburg 939
  • Glover 891
  • Greensboro 874
  • Holland 838
  • Brownington 748
  • Coventry 728
  • Westfield 646
  • Jay 530
  • Morgan 510
  • Westmore 390

1910[edit]

County Total: 23,337

  • Newport 3,684
  • Derby 3,639
  • Barton 3,346
  • Troy 1,686
  • Craftsbury 1,119
  • Lowell 1,086
  • Charleston 993
  • Irasburg 983
  • Glover 932
  • Greensboro 931
  • Albany 920
  • Brownington 760
  • Holland 722
  • Coventry 616
  • Westfield 613
  • Jay 513
  • Morgan 463
  • Westmore 331

1920[edit]

County Total: 23,913

  • Newport (city) 4,976
  • Barton 3,506
  • Derby 2,201
  • Troy 1,869
  • Newport [town] 1,187
  • Craftsbury 1,042
  • Lowell 1,005
  • Irasburg 999
  • Charleston 921
  • Greensboro 905
  • Albany 840
  • Glover 826
  • Brownington 741
  • Holland 714
  • Coventry 668
  • Westfield 490
  • Jay 368
  • Morgan 368
  • Westmore 287

1930[edit]

County Total: 23,036

  • Newport (city) 5,094
  • Barton 3,469
  • Derby 2,165
  • Troy 1,898
  • Newport [town] 1,193
  • Craftsbury 976
  • Irasburg 924
  • Charleston 895
  • Glover 860
  • Greensboro 831
  • Albany 810
  • Lowell 725
  • Brownington 697
  • Coventry 610
  • Holland 580
  • Westfield 448
  • Morgan 363
  • Jay 274
  • Westmore 224

1940[edit]

County Total: 21,718

  • Newport (city) 4,902
  • Barton 3,371
  • Derby 2,118
  • Troy 1,869
  • Newport [town] 1,064
  • Craftsbury 875
  • Irasburg 852
  • Charleston 834
  • Glover 788
  • Greensboro 768
  • Albany 748
  • Brownington 689
  • Lowell 615
  • Coventry 549
  • Holland 533
  • Westfield 354
  • Morgan 335
  • Jay 230
  • Westmore 224

1950[edit]

County Total: 21,190

  • Newport (city) 5,217
  • Barton 3,298
  • Derby 2,245
  • Troy 1,786
  • Newport [town] 966
  • Craftsbury 709
  • Charleston 764
  • Greensboro 737
  • Glover 727
  • Irasburg 711
  • Albany 704
  • Brownington 673
  • Lowell 643
  • Coventry 497
  • Holland 406
  • Westfield 358
  • Morgan 296
  • Jay 243
  • Westmore 210

1960[edit]

County Total: 20,143

  • Newport (city) 5,019
  • Barton 3,066
  • Derby 2,506
  • Troy 1,613
  • Newport [town] 1,010
  • Irasburg 711
  • Glover 683
  • Craftsbury 674
  • Charleston 668
  • Lowell 617
  • Greensboro 600
  • Brownington 599
  • Albany 560
  • Coventry 458
  • Holland 376
  • Westfield 347
  • Morgan 260
  • Jay 197
  • Westmore 179

1970[edit]

County Total: 20,153

  • Newport (city) 4,664
  • Derby 3,252
  • Barton 2,874
  • Troy 1,457
  • Newport [town] 1,125
  • Irasburg 775
  • Charleston 654
  • Glover 649
  • Craftsbury 632
  • Greensboro 593
  • Albany 528
  • Brownington 522
  • Lowell 515
  • Coventry 492
  • Holland 383
  • Westfield 375
  • Morgan 286
  • Westmore 195
  • Jay 182

1980[edit]

County Total: 23,440

  • Newport (city) 4,756
  • Derby 4,222
  • Barton 2,990
  • Troy 1,498
  • Newport [town] 1,319
  • Irasburg 870
  • Charleston 851
  • Craftsbury 844
  • Glover 843
  • Brownington 708
  • Albany 705
  • Greensboro 677
  • Coventry 674
  • Lowell 573
  • Holland 473
  • Morgan 460
  • Westfield 418
  • Jay 302
  • Westmore 257

1990[edit]

County Total: 24,053

  • Derby 4,479
  • Newport (city) 4,434
  • Barton 2,967
  • Troy 1,609
  • Newport [town] 1,367
  • Craftsbury 994
  • Irasburg 907
  • Charleston 844
  • Glover 820
  • Coventry 806
  • Albany 782
  • Greensboro 717
  • Brownington 705
  • Lowell 594
  • Morgan 497
  • Holland 423
  • Westfield 422
  • Jay 381
  • Westmore 305

2000[edit]

County Total: 26,277

  • Newport (city) 5,005
  • Derby 4,604
  • Barton 2,780
  • Troy 1,564
  • Newport [town] 1,511
  • Craftsbury 1,136
  • Irasburg 1,077
  • Coventry 1,014
  • Glover 966
  • Charleston 895
  • Brownington 885
  • Albany 840
  • Greensboro 770
  • Lowell 738
  • Morgan 669
  • Holland 588
  • Westfield 503
  • Jay 426
  • Westmore 306

Villages[edit]

This section lists census totals for incorporated villages for 1930 through 2000.

As of 1930, Orleans County contained nine incorporated villages:

  • The village of Albany (inc. 1915), within the town of the same name
  • The village of Barton (inc. 1875), within the town of the same name
  • The village of Derby Center (inc. 1891), within the town of Derby
  • The village of Derby Line (inc. 1891), within the town of Derby
  • The village of Glover, within the town of the same name
  • The village of Newport Center, within the town of Newport
  • The village of North Troy (inc. 1877), within the town of Troy
  • The village of Orleans (inc. 1879, called Barton Landing until 1900), within the town of Barton
  • The village of West Glover, within the town of Glover

The village of Newport Center disincorporated in 1931, and the villages of Glover and West Glover both disincorporated in 1973.

Note: Complete data for 1900, 1910 and 1920 are not available, but the population of the village of Newport was 1,874 in 1900 and 2,548 in 1910 (by the time of the 1920 Census, the village of Newport had incorporated as a city). The population of the village of West Derby, which consolidated with the village of Newport at the time the latter became a city, was 913 in 1900 and 1,109 in 1910.

1930

  • Barton 1,363
  • Orleans 1,301
  • North Troy 1,045
  • Derby Line 683
  • Derby Center 300
  • Newport Center 288
  • Glover 246
  • Albany 189
  • West Glover 59

1940

  • Orleans 1,332
  • Barton 1,262
  • North Troy 1,077
  • Derby Line 661
  • Derby Center 346
  • Glover 216
  • Albany 200
  • West Glover 68

1950

  • Barton 1,267
  • Orleans 1,261
  • North Troy 1,057
  • Derby Line 767
  • Derby Center 383
  • Glover 228
  • Albany 196
  • West Glover 58

1960

  • Orleans 1,240
  • Barton 1,169
  • North Troy 961
  • Derby Line 849
  • Derby Center 433
  • Glover 230
  • Albany 169
  • West Glover 64

1970

  • Orleans 1,138
  • Barton 1,051
  • Derby Line 834
  • North Troy 774
  • Derby Center 547
  • Glover 244
  • Albany 175
  • West Glover 55

1980

  • Barton 1,062
  • Orleans 983
  • Derby Line 874
  • North Troy 717
  • Derby Center 598
  • Albany 174

1990

  • Barton 908
  • Derby Line 855
  • Orleans 806
  • North Troy 723
  • Derby Center 684
  • Albany 180

2000

  • Orleans 826
  • Derby Line 776
  • Barton 742
  • Derby Center 670
  • North Troy 593
  • Albany 165

See also[edit]