Starksboro, Vermont

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Starksboro, Vermont
Starksboro Village Meeting House
Starksboro Village Meeting House
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 44°12′22″N 73°1′3″W / 44.20611°N 73.01750°W / 44.20611; -73.01750Coordinates: 44°12′22″N 73°1′3″W / 44.20611°N 73.01750°W / 44.20611; -73.01750
CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyAddison
CommunitiesStarksboro
Jerusalem
Area
 • Total45.9 sq mi (118.8 km2)
 • Land45.7 sq mi (118.3 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
2,028 ft (618 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,777
 • Density39/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05487
Area code802
FIPS code50-70075[1]
GNIS feature ID1462217[2]
Websitewww.starksborovt.org

Starksboro is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,777 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Starksboro is located in the northeast corner of Addison County, along the western edge of the Green Mountains. Vermont Route 116 runs through the town center, leading north to Hinesburg and South Burlington and south to Bristol and East Middlebury. Vermont Route 17 crosses the southern part of the town, leading east across the Green Mountains to Mad River Glen ski area and the town of Waitsfield, and west to Bristol and the Champlain Valley.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Starksboro has a total area of 45.9 square miles (118.8 km2), of which 45.7 square miles (118.3 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.42%, is water.[3]

History[edit]

The Town was named after John Stark, a prominent Officer from the New Hampshire Militia during the Revolutionary War. The Robinson Elementary School is named in honor of Albert J. Robinson, who helped build the school.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Starksboro Public Library
Historical population
Census Pop.
179040
1800359797.5%
1810726102.2%
182091425.9%
18301,34246.8%
18401,263−5.9%
18501,40010.8%
18601,4372.6%
18701,361−5.3%
18801,249−8.2%
18901,070−14.3%
1900902−15.7%
1910835−7.4%
1920806−3.5%
1930687−14.8%
19407448.3%
1950576−22.6%
1960502−12.8%
197066833.1%
19801,336100.0%
19901,51113.1%
20001,89825.6%
20101,777−6.4%
Est. 20141,774[4]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,898 people, 668 households, and 488 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.7 people per square mile (16.1/km2). There were 765 housing units at an average density of 16.8 per square mile (6.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.63% White, 0.21% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 668 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,559, and the median income for a family was $46,771. Males had a median income of $31,424 versus $23,828 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,688. About 6.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Starksboro town, Addison County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  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. Retrieved May 16, 2015.

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