Fletcher, Vermont

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Fletcher, Vermont
Town
Meeting house
Meeting house
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 44°42′18″N 72°54′6″W / 44.70500°N 72.90167°W / 44.70500; -72.90167Coordinates: 44°42′18″N 72°54′6″W / 44.70500°N 72.90167°W / 44.70500; -72.90167
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 38.0 sq mi (98.4 km2)
 • Land 37.7 sq mi (97.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,277
 • Density 34/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05444
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-26500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462099[2]

Fletcher is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,277 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Fletcher is located in southern Franklin County, bordered to the southeast by Lamoille County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.0 square miles (98.4 km2), of which 37.7 square miles (97.7 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.71%, is water.[3] The Lamoille River forms the short southern boundary of the town. Metcalf Pond is located in the north-central part of town. Fletcher Mountain, with a summit elevation of 2,150 feet (660 m), is located at the eastern end of town.

The town contains the settlements of Fletcher, West Fletcher, East Fletcher, and Binghamville. The Binghamville United Methodist Church and Fletcher General Store are located in Binghamville. Vermont Route 108 passes through East Fletcher, leading north to Enosburg Falls and south to Jeffersonville.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 47
1800 200 325.5%
1810 382 91.0%
1820 497 30.1%
1830 793 59.6%
1840 1,014 27.9%
1850 1,084 6.9%
1860 916 −15.5%
1870 865 −5.6%
1880 868 0.3%
1890 793 −8.6%
1900 750 −5.4%
1910 737 −1.7%
1920 656 −11.0%
1930 667 1.7%
1940 549 −17.7%
1950 485 −11.7%
1960 399 −17.7%
1970 456 14.3%
1980 626 37.3%
1990 941 50.3%
2000 1,179 25.3%
2010 1,277 8.3%
Est. 2014 1,314 [4] 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,179 people, 428 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.2 people per square mile (12.0/km2). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 13.5 per square mile (5.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.78% White, 0.76% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 428 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,146, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $20,391 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,498. About 4.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 11.6% 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): Fletcher town, Franklin County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 12, 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. 

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