Newfane (village), Vermont

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Newfane, Vermont
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Newfane, Vermont is located in Vermont
Newfane, Vermont
Newfane, Vermont
Location within the state of Vermont
Coordinates: 42°59′16″N 72°39′21″W / 42.98778°N 72.65583°W / 42.98778; -72.65583Coordinates: 42°59′16″N 72°39′21″W / 42.98778°N 72.65583°W / 42.98778; -72.65583
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 116
 • Density 654.4/sq mi (252.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05345
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-48325[1]
GNIS feature ID 1458679[2]

Newfane is an incorporated village in the town of Newfane in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 116 at the 2000 census.

Most of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as the Newfane Village Historic District.[3] It is centered on the village green. It includes over 60 buildings. Greek Revival is the dominant architectural style. The Windham County Courthouse, which was built in 1825, is included in the district.[4] Also, the Historical Society of Windham County is headquartered in the town.


The village of Newfane is located in the eastern part of the town of Newfane, on the banks of Smith Creek, a tributary of the West River. It is set on a relatively flat terrace on the east side of the creek, bounded on the east by an old railroad right-of-way. Main Street (Vermont Route 30) runs north-northeast through the village, with West Street branching off northward at the village common.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 136
1920 122 −10.3%
1930 160 31.1%
1940 160 0.0%
1950 156 −2.5%
1960 146 −6.4%
1970 183 25.3%
1980 119 −35.0%
1990 164 37.8%
2000 116 −29.3%
2010 118 1.7%
Est. 2016 113 [6] −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 116 people, 61 households, and 32 families residing in the village. The population density was 654.4 people per square mile (248.8/km²). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 383.6/sq mi (145.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.41% White, 0.86% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the village, the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,250, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $48,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,028. There were 5.9% of families and 8.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 14.7% of those over 64.

See also[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. ^ Historic Districts Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Vermont Heritage Network, University of Vermont, accessed August 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Newfane Village Historic District, The Vermont Heritage Network, University of Vermont, accessed August 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "NRHP nomination for Newfane Village Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Newfane Village Historic District at Wikimedia Commons