Fairfax, Vermont

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Fairfax, Vermont
Town
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 44°41′50″N 72°59′52″W / 44.69722°N 72.99778°W / 44.69722; -72.99778Coordinates: 44°41′50″N 72°59′52″W / 44.69722°N 72.99778°W / 44.69722; -72.99778
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
Communities Fairfax
Fairfax Falls
Huntsville
North Fairfax
Sanderson Corner
Area
 • Total 40.4 sq mi (104.7 km2)
 • Land 39.8 sq mi (103.2 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,285
 • Density 107/sq mi (41.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05454
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-24925[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462092[2]
Website www.fairfax-vt.gov

Fairfax is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 4,285 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 3,765 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

The town of Fairfax is in southern Franklin County and is bordered by Chittenden County to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.4 square miles (104.7 km2), of which 39.8 square miles (103.2 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 1.44%, is water.[3] The Lamoille River, a tributary of Lake Champlain, flows from east to west across the southern part of the town, passing through the communities of Fairfax and Fairfax Falls.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790254
1800786209.4%
18101,30165.5%
18201,3594.5%
18301,72927.2%
18401,91911.0%
18502,11110.0%
18601,987−5.9%
18701,956−1.6%
18801,820−7.0%
18901,523−16.3%
19001,338−12.1%
19101,318−1.5%
19201,244−5.6%
19301,2490.4%
19401,229−1.6%
19501,129−8.1%
19601,24410.2%
19701,3669.8%
19801,80532.1%
19902,48637.7%
20003,76551.4%
20104,28513.8%
Est. 20144,524[4]5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,285 people, 1,591 households, and 1,226 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.8 people per square mile (40.8/km2). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 41.6 per square mile (16.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino. There were 39.8% of households under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families and 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median income for a household in the town was $70,348, and the median income for a family was $77,159. The per capita income for the town was $18,632. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fairfax town, Franklin County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1891). History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co. p. 697. 

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