Morristown, Vermont

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Morristown, Vermont
Town
Morristown, Vermont
Morristown, Vermont
Coordinates: 44°33′13″N 72°36′24″W / 44.55361°N 72.60667°W / 44.55361; -72.60667Coordinates: 44°33′13″N 72°36′24″W / 44.55361°N 72.60667°W / 44.55361; -72.60667
Country United States
State Vermont
County Lamoille
Area
 • Total 51.6 sq mi (133.7 km2)
 • Land 51.4 sq mi (133.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,139
 • Density 100.1/sq mi (38.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05661
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-46675[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462154[2]

Morristown is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The population was 5,227 at the 2010 census. Morristown is the largest town by population in Lamoille County, and its central village of Morrisville serves as the county's main commercial center.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.6 square miles (133.7 km2), of which 51.3 square miles (133.0 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (0.50%) is water.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Morristown has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,139 people, 2,101 households, and 1,317 families residing in the town. The population density was 100.1 people per square mile (38.6/km2). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 44.2 per square mile (17.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.51% White, 0.35% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 2,101 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $40,456. Males had a median income of $28,050 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,195. About 6.9% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Red Bridge in Sterling Valley, Morristown, Vermont

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. ^ Climate Summary for Morristown, Vermont

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