Ira, Vermont

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Ira, Vermont
Ira town hall
Ira town hall
Ira, Vermont
Ira, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°32′N 73°4′W / 43.533°N 73.067°W / 43.533; -73.067Coordinates: 43°32′N 73°4′W / 43.533°N 73.067°W / 43.533; -73.067
Country United States
State Vermont
County Rutland
 • Total 21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)
 • Land 21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 432
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05777
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-35425[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462123[2]

Ira is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 432 at the 2010 census.[3] It was named for Ira Allen, brother of Ethan Allen, who fought with the Green Mountain Boys of the Revolutionary War.[4][5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.2 km2), all land.


Following the Revolutionary War, veteran and historian Lemuel Roberts served as Captain of the Ira militia.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 455 people, 163 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.3 people per square mile (8.2/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 9.0 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.78% White and 0.22% Asian.

There were 163 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,875, and the median income for a family was $51,375. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,756. About 6.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  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 of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Ira town, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Virtual Vermont. (2007).Vermont History: Ira Allen.
  5. ^ Virtual Vermont. (2008). Ira, Vermont, New England, USA.
  6. ^ Peck, S.L. History of Ira, Vermont