Mendon, Vermont

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Mendon, Vermont
Mendon, Vermont
Mendon, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°39′0″N 72°53′41″W / 43.65000°N 72.89472°W / 43.65000; -72.89472Coordinates: 43°39′0″N 72°53′41″W / 43.65000°N 72.89472°W / 43.65000; -72.89472
Country United States
State Vermont
County Rutland
 • Total 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)
 • Land 38.1 sq mi (98.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,873 ft (571 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,059
 • Density 28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05701
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-44125[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462145[2]

Mendon is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,059 at the 2010 census.[3] The town was originally chartered under the name Medway, changed its name to Parkerstown,[4] and became Mendon in 1827.

Mendon was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.1 square miles (99 km2), of which 0.03% is water.

The Aitken State Forest is located in Mendon. The state land covers 918 acres (3.72 km2) and includes a hiking trail up Bald Mountain (2,090 ft), hunting, primitive camping, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 410 households, and 296 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.0 people per square mile (10.4/km2). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 16.2 per square mile (6.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.78% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 410 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 19.0% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,125, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $30,592 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,206. About 2.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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