Guildhall, Vermont

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Guildhall, Vermont
Guildhall, Vermont.jpg
Location in Essex County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Essex County and the state of Vermont.
Location of Vermont in the United States
Location of Vermont in the United States
Coordinates: 44°32′47″N 71°36′38″W / 44.54639°N 71.61056°W / 44.54639; -71.61056Coordinates: 44°32′47″N 71°36′38″W / 44.54639°N 71.61056°W / 44.54639; -71.61056
CountryUnited States
 • Total33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Land32.8 sq mi (84.9 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
1,877 ft (572 m)
 • Total261
 • Density8/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-30775[1]
GNIS feature ID1462111[2]

Guildhall is a town in and the shire town[3] (county seat)[4] of Essex County, Vermont, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census.[5] According to a large sign in the town center, it is the only town in the world so named. The name derives from a meeting house on the square called the Guildhall.

Guildhall is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Guildhall is in northeastern Vermont, along the Connecticut River, the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. The town is bordered to the southwest by Lunenburg, to the northwest by Granby, and to the north by Maidstone, Vermont. To the southeast, across the Connecticut, are the towns of Northumberland and Lancaster, New Hampshire.

U.S. Route 2 passes through the southern corner of the town, leading west into Lunenburg and east across the Connecticut into Lancaster. Vermont Route 102 runs north from Route 2 and follows the Connecticut into Maidstone.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Guildhall has a total area of 33.1 square miles (85.7 km2), of which 32.8 square miles (84.9 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.94%, is water.[5]

The highest point is Stone Mountain, in the western part of town, with an elevation of 2,736 feet (834 m).


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2014255[6]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 268 people, 106 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 4.6 per square mile (1.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.15% White, 0.37% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 4.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 106 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,326. About 10.4% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.0% of those sixty five or over.

Guildhall Public Library, about 1901


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Guildhall has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[8]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Title 24, Part I, Chapter 1, §6, Vermont Statutes. Accessed 2007-11-01.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Guildhall town, Essex County, Vermont". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Guildhall, Vermont

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