Somerset, Vermont

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Somerset, Vermont
Town
Somerset Reservoir, Somerset, Vermont
Somerset Reservoir, Somerset, Vermont
Located in Windham County, Vermont
Located in Windham County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 42°58′00″N 72°58′00″W / 42.96667°N 72.96667°W / 42.96667; -72.96667Coordinates: 42°58′00″N 72°58′00″W / 42.96667°N 72.96667°W / 42.96667; -72.96667
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
Chartered 1761 (Vermont)
Elevation 2,000 ft (610 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5
 • Density .2/sq mi (0.08/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 802

Somerset is an unincorporated township and former town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 5, which was reported to have dropped to two in 2011. Somerset is one of five unincorporated towns in Vermont, having been disincorporated in 1937. The town has no local government and the town's affairs are handled by a state-appointed supervisor.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 28.1 square miles (72.9 km2), of which 26.1 square miles (67.7 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is water. The total area is 7.07% water. It is located high in the southern Green Mountains, with its little habitable terrain sandwiched between the main spine of those mountains and Mount Snow.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790111
180013017.1%
181019953.1%
1820173−13.1%
183024541.6%
18402626.9%
185032122.5%
1860105−67.3%
187080−23.8%
188067−16.2%
189061−9.0%
1900679.8%
191027−59.7%
192059118.5%
193020−66.1%
19405−75.0%
1950860.0%
19604−50.0%
19802
199020.0%
20005150.0%
20103−40.0%
Est. 20143[1]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5 people, 2 households, and 1 family residing in the town. The population density was 0.2 people per square mile (0.1/km2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 1.1 per square mile (0.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 2 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 4.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 40.0% under the age of 18, 40.0% from 25 to 44, and 20.0% who are 45 to 64 years old. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 400.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 200.0 males.

Christmas tree[edit]

In 2007, the Capitol Christmas Tree was cut from the Green Mountain National Forest in Somerset.[1]

Snow[edit]

On March 5, 1947, Somerset had 78 inches (200 cm) of snow on the ground, the greatest daily snow depth for any location anywhere in Vermont.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Vermont Snowfall and Snow Depth Extremes Table". National Climatic Data Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 

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