Mount Tabor, Vermont

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Mount Tabor, Vermont
Mount Tabor town offices
Mount Tabor town offices
Mount Tabor, Vermont
Mount Tabor, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 72°57′36″W / 43.32917°N 72.96000°W / 43.32917; -72.96000Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 72°57′36″W / 43.32917°N 72.96000°W / 43.32917; -72.96000
Country United States
State Vermont
County Rutland
 • Total 43.8 sq mi (113.4 km2)
 • Land 43.7 sq mi (113.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,880 ft (573 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 255
 • Density 5.8/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05739
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-47425[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462156[2]

Mount Tabor is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 255 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.8 square miles (113 km2), of which 43.7 square miles (113 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.11%, is water.

Points of Interest[edit]

Mount Tabor is noted as the "Sneakiest Speed Trap" in the United States. The 3/4 mi. stretch of Route 7 leading to Rutland and the ski area Killington holds this distinction located at a Citgo gas station (the only business on the portion that runs through this burg). Despite an almost nonexistent population, the town manages to have its own police department with a chief and first sergeant among its supervisors supported by the ticket revenues collected from passing motorists unaware of the inexplicable drop in the speed limit on the highway as it runs through Mt. Tabor.[4] Many dead bodies have also been found this stretch of road.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 92 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.6 people per square mile (1.8/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 2.8 per square mile (1.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.51% White and 0.49% Native American.

There were 92 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $46,042. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,785. About 7.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.