Swanton (village), Vermont

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Swanton, Vermont
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
Swanton, Vermont is located in Vermont
Swanton, Vermont
Swanton, Vermont
Location within the state of Vermont
Coordinates: 44°55′11″N 73°7′16″W / 44.91972°N 73.12111°W / 44.91972; -73.12111Coordinates: 44°55′11″N 73°7′16″W / 44.91972°N 73.12111°W / 44.91972; -73.12111
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,548
 • Density 3,358.3/sq mi (1,296.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05488
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-71650[2]
GNIS feature ID 1459802[3]

Swanton is a village in the town of Swanton in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. It is sometimes called Swanton Village to distinguish it from the surrounding town of the same name. The population was 2,548 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1888.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square mile (2.0 km²), of which 0.8 square mile (2.0 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (3.80%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,548 people, 1,031 households, and 680 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,358.3 people per square mile (1,294.5/km²). There were 1,064 housing units at an average density of 1,402.4/sq mi (540.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.25% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 4.32% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 1,031 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,153, and the median income for a family was $41,929. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,800 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,720. About 8.5% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Village of Swanton is governed by a board of trustees elected by village residents to staggered terms of three years each. The village president is the presiding officer of all village meetings of the board of trustees and is elected by village residents to a one-year term. The village clerk/treasurer is also elected to a one-year term.

Village Officers[edit]

    • Village President: Neal Speer (term expires 2011)
    • Village Trustee: Armand Messier (term expires 2013)
    • Village Trustee: Suzanne Washburn (term expires 2011)
    • Village Trustee: Chris Leach (term expires 2012)
    • Village Clerk & Treasurer Dianne Day (term expires 2011)

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Swanton Historical Society: An Outline of Swanton’s History". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.