Lamoille County, Vermont

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Lamoille County, Vermont
Hyde park courthouse 20040313.jpg
Lamoille County Superior in Hyde Park
Map of Vermont highlighting Lamoille County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of the United States highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded 1835
Named for Lamoille River
Shire Town Hyde Park
Largest town Morristown
Area
 • Total 464 sq mi (1,202 km2)
 • Land 459 sq mi (1,189 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 24,475
 • Density 53/sq mi (20.5/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.lcpcvt.org

Lamoille County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,475.[1] Its shire town is Hyde Park.[2]

History[edit]

The area was buried in a mile of ice during the ice age. When it melted partially, it created Lake Stowe. When it melted completely, the water from the lake ran out through the Lamoille River valley.

In 1972, the Lamoille Community College, along with other community colleges in Vermont, became the fifth member of the Vermont State Colleges system and was renamed Community College of Vermont.[clarification needed]

In 2008, the state notified residents of Belvidere, Eden, Hyde Park, Johnson, Waterville and eight towns in the adjacent counties of Orleans and Franklin, that a review of health records from 1995 to 2006 had revealed that residents within ten miles (16 km) of the former asbestos mine on Belvidere Mountain had higher than normal rates of contracting asbestosis. The state and federal government continues to study this problem.[3][4] In April 2009 the Vermont Department of health released a revised study which found that all of deaths related to the asbestos mine were caused by occupational exposure. The report also concluded that people living near the mines had no increased risk of asbestos related illness than people living anywhere else in Vermont.[5]

In 2008, the county appeared to have disproportionate power in the legislature with the House Speaker, Shap Smith, from Morrisville, Floyd Nease, house majority leader, Senator Susan Bartlett, from Hyde Park, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Richard Westman, chair of the House Transportation Committee and the sole Republican.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 459 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.1%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Education[edit]

Johnson State College Library and Learning Center

Johnson State College is a Vermont State College located in Johnson in Lamoille County. It was established in 1828 as Johnson Academy. It was among the original colleges to come together to form the Vermont State College system.

The Community College of Vermont (CCV) is located in Morrisville in Lamoille County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 10,475
1850 10,872 3.8%
1860 12,311 13.2%
1870 12,448 1.1%
1880 12,684 1.9%
1890 12,831 1.2%
1900 12,289 −4.2%
1910 12,585 2.4%
1920 11,858 −5.8%
1930 10,947 −7.7%
1940 11,028 0.7%
1950 11,388 3.3%
1960 11,027 −3.2%
1970 13,309 20.7%
1980 16,767 26.0%
1990 19,735 17.7%
2000 23,233 17.7%
2010 24,475 5.3%
Est. 2012 24,958 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 23,233 people, 9,221 households, and 5,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 11,009 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.31% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.7% were of English, 14.5% American, 11.9% Irish, 11.4% French, 8.7% French Canadian, 7.0% German and 5.2% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.4% French at home.

There were 9,221 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,356, and the median income for a family was $44,620. Males had a median income of $30,848 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,972. About 6.40% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[13]
Year Democrat Republican
2012 69.8% 8,371 27.9% 3,342
2008 70.4% 8,914 28.4% 3,515
2004 62.7% 7,636 35.0% 4,260
2000 50.5% 5,676 39.6% 4,456

Communities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Villages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Rathke, Lisa (December 12, 2008). Neighbors worry about mine's impact on health. Burlington Free Press. 
  4. ^ http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/asbestos/documents/VAG-Mine-Report120908.pdf
  5. ^ asbestosgroupminesite. Healthvermont.gov. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  6. ^ Remsen, Nancy (January 12, 2009). Quartet hold power positions in 2009 Legislature. Burlington Free Press. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°37′N 72°39′W / 44.61°N 72.65°W / 44.61; -72.65