Maidstone, Vermont

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Maidstone, Vermont
Town
The Janice Peaslee Bridge goes over the Connecticut River and connects Maidstone to Stratford
The Janice Peaslee Bridge goes over the Connecticut River and connects Maidstone to Stratford
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 44°39′11″N 71°38′26″W / 44.65306°N 71.64056°W / 44.65306; -71.64056Coordinates: 44°39′11″N 71°38′26″W / 44.65306°N 71.64056°W / 44.65306; -71.64056
Country United States
State Vermont
County Essex
Area
 • Total 31.8 sq mi (82.3 km2)
 • Land 30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Elevation 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 105
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
 • Households 45
 • Families 30
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05905
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-42475[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462141[2]

Maidstone is a town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town has a total population of 208. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area. There is no town center or gas station, but there is a town office building in the southern part of the town.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82.3 km2), of which 30.5 square miles (78.9 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (4.12%) is water.

Politics[edit]

Like the rest of Northeastern Vermont, Maidstone has historically voted for the Republican Party. The town did vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but was one of only two towns in the state to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012. In Vermont's 2014 elections, the town voted solidly for Republicans Scott Milne for governor and Phil Scott for lieutenant governor.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 105 people, 45 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.4 people per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 0.95% African American, 0.95% Native American and 0.95% Asian.

There were 45 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 41.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 133.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,167, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,668. There were 6.7% of families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[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. ^ https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B09T24eYiZD-VWFaZUxXMWVSaHM/edit
  4. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/