Holland, Vermont

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Holland, Vermont
Town
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 44°58′12″N 72°0′36″W / 44.97000°N 72.01000°W / 44.97000; -72.01000Coordinates: 44°58′12″N 72°0′36″W / 44.97000°N 72.01000°W / 44.97000; -72.01000
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orleans
Chartered October 26, 1779
Area
 • Total 38.2 sq mi (99.0 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 1,405 ft (532 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 588
 • Density 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km2)
 • Households 219
 • Families 160
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05830
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-33775[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462277[2]

Holland is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 588 at the 2000 census.

Government[edit]

Town[edit]

  • Selectman (2007–2010) - Brett Farrow,[3] Ron Patenaude
  • Town Clerk - Diane Judd
  • Treasurer - Diane Judd
  • Delinquent Tax Collector - Diane Judd
  • Auditor - Gaetane Patenaude
  • Agent - Diane Judd
  • Lister - Brian Currier
  • Road Commissioner (appointed) -
  • Planning Commissioners - Albert Hauver, Marc Farrow, Gary Champney Jr.
  • Solid Waste Supervisor - Winston Dowland
  • Grand Juror - Speedo Deskins
  • Cemetery Commissioner - Michael Percy
  • Constable - Clara Nadeau
  • Moderator - Eernest Emmerson
  • Budget - $475,467

Building code[edit]

The building code requires a roof snow load bearing capacity of 50 pounds per square foot (2.4 kPa).[4]

School District[edit]

  • Member, Union School Board - Lucy Cannon (2009) and Diane Rowlee (2010)Diana Emmerson
  • Chair, School Board - Diana Limlaw
  • Member, Board - Lori Ackerson (2009), Michael Lyon (2010), Diana Limlaw (2010)
  • Principal - Linda Phalen
  • Budget - $966,110

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.2 square miles (99.0 km2), of which 37.6 square miles (97.4 km2) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.6 km2) (1.65%) is water.

Holland is the highest town in Orleans County. Perhaps due to its high altitude, Holland has historically had the coolest weather and highest rate of snowfall in Orleans County.

Holland contains three unincorporated villages:

  • Holland Center
  • Holland Pond
  • Tice Hollow

History[edit]

The original town was laid out in quarter sections, that is, each grantor had about 1/4 of a square mile, or 160 acres (0.65 km2) each.[5]

In 1973, a promoter staged a rock concert which 30,000, mostly young people, attended, overwhelming local resources.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 588 people, 219 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.6 people per square mile (6.0/km2). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 9.4 per square mile (3.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.94% White, 0.51% African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

Economy[edit]

Personal Income[edit]

The median income for a household in the town was $28,359, and the median income for a family was $29,297. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $16,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,936. About 12.6% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. Holland has the lowest per capita income of any place in Orleans County.

Notable people[edit]

Footnotes[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. ^ Proposed budget vigorously contested, The Chronicle, March 7, 2007, page 15
  4. ^ Creaser, Richard (January 15, 2014). "Bond for school repairs approved". The Chronicle (Barton, Vermont). pp. 1A, 26A. 
  5. ^ Holland Historical Society (2004). Holland and Its Neighbors. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3614-8. , page 10
  6. ^ Wheeler, Scott (March 2009). "Fallout from Mac's Party". Vermont's Northland Journal 7 (12): 19. 
  7. ^ Fox, Margalit (2012-11-06). "Robert W. Castle Jr., Outspoken Harlem Priest and Accidental Actor, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 

References[edit]

  • Ella Farrow (1979). History of Holland. Queen City Printers. 
  • Holland Historical Society (2004). Holland and Its Neighbors. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3614-8. 

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