Addison, Vermont

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Addison, Vermont
Town
The Addison Community Baptist Church and Addison Town Hall located at Addison Four Corners.
The Addison Community Baptist Church and Addison Town Hall located at Addison Four Corners.
Addison, Vermont
Addison, Vermont
Coordinates: 44°4′1″N 73°22′15″W / 44.06694°N 73.37083°W / 44.06694; -73.37083Coordinates: 44°4′1″N 73°22′15″W / 44.06694°N 73.37083°W / 44.06694; -73.37083
Country United States
State Vermont
County Addison
Government
 • Town Clerk Jane Grace
Area
 • Total 49.0 sq mi (126.8 km2)
 • Land 41.7 sq mi (108.1 km2)
 • Water 7.2 sq mi (18.8 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,371
 • Density 28.0/sq mi (10.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05491
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-00325[2]
GNIS feature ID 1462023[3]
Website www.addisonvt.com

Addison is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. It was founded October 14, 1761. The population was 1,371 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Addison was chartered on October 14, 1761. Benning Wentworth named the town Addison after poet Joseph Addison.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.8 km²), of which 41.7 square miles (108.1 km²) is land and 7.2 square miles (18.8 km²) (14.81%) is water. The Dead Creek and the Hospital Creek run through Addison, and Lake Champlain is on the west border of Addison. The highest point is Snake Mountain, which is 1281 ft above Lake Champlain.

Highways[edit]

Churches[edit]

There are two churches in Addison: the Addison Community Baptist Church at the town center and the West Addison Methodist Church at the West Addison village center.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 494 households, and 402 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.4 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 15.6 per square mile (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.14% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 494 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,063, and the median income for a family was $48,696. Males had a median income of $31,328 versus $25,602 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,000. About 2.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Villages[edit]

Notable people[edit]

The West Addison Methodist Church is located at the West Addison village center.

Education[edit]

The town of Addison is part of the Addison North West Supervisory Union.[5] The town has its own elementary school, known as Addison Central School, serving students from kindergarten to sixth grade at the town center.[6] Students from seventh to twelfth grade are taught at Vergennes Union High School in Vergennes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Census. American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  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. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Addison, Vermont". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ Addison Northwest Supervisory Union. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  6. ^ Addison Central School. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  7. ^ Vergennes Union High School. Retrieved 03 October 2011.