Maidstone, Vermont

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Maidstone, Vermont
Town
The Janice Peaslee Bridge goes over the Connecticut River and connects Maidstone to Stratford, NH.
The Janice Peaslee Bridge goes over the Connecticut River and connects Maidstone to Stratford, NH.
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°39′11″N 71°38′26″W / 44.65306°N 71.64056°W / 44.65306; -71.64056Coordinates: 44°39′11″N 71°38′26″W / 44.65306°N 71.64056°W / 44.65306; -71.64056
Country United States
State Vermont
County Essex
Area
 • Total 32.3 sq mi (83.6 km2)
 • Land 30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Elevation 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 208
 • Density 7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05905
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-42475[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462141[2]
Website www.maidstone-vt.org

Maidstone is a town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 208,[3] up from 105 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area. There is no town center or gas station, but there is a town office building in the southern part of the town.[4]

History[edit]

The town was named after Maidstone, in England.[5]

Geography[edit]

Maidstone is in eastern Essex County along the Connecticut River, the state boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire. The town is bordered by Guildhall to the south, Granby to the southwest, Ferdinand to the northwest, and Brunswick to the north, all in Vermont. Across the Connecticut River are the New Hampshire towns of Stratford to the northeast and Northumberland to the east. The only crossing of the Connecticut River from Maidstone is the Janice Peaslee Bridge in the northern part of town, leading to Stratford village. Vermont Route 102 travels the length of the east side of town, staying in the Connecticut River valley.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.6 km2), of which 30.5 square miles (79.1 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), or 5.39%, is water.[3] Maidstone Lake is a large water body in the western part of town. Maidstone State Park is on the east and south sides of the lake, offering camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking.[6] The highest point in the town is 2,143-foot (653 m) Stoneham Mountain, east of Maidstone Lake.

Politics[edit]

Like the rest of northeastern Vermont, Maidstone has historically voted for the Republican Party. The town did vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but was one of only two towns in the state to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012. In Vermont's 2014 elections, the town voted solidly for Republicans Scott Milne for governor and Phil Scott for lieutenant governor.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 125
1800 152 21.6%
1810 177 16.4%
1820 166 −6.2%
1830 236 42.2%
1840 271 14.8%
1850 237 −12.5%
1860 259 9.3%
1870 254 −1.9%
1880 286 12.6%
1890 198 −30.8%
1900 206 4.0%
1910 175 −15.0%
1920 171 −2.3%
1930 123 −28.1%
1940 96 −22.0%
1950 81 −15.6%
1960 78 −3.7%
1970 94 20.5%
1980 100 6.4%
1990 131 31.0%
2000 105 −19.8%
2010 208 98.1%
Est. 2014 202 [8] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 105 people, 45 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.4 people per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 0.95% African American, 0.95% Native American and 0.95% Asian.

There were 45 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town, the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 41.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 133.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,167, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,668. There were 6.7% of families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Maidstone town, Essex County, Vermont". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B09T24eYiZD-VWFaZUxXMWVSaHM/edit
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 196. 
  6. ^ "Maidstone State Park". Vermont State Parks. Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 

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