Waterville, Vermont

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Waterville, Vermont
Town
Waterville town hall
Waterville town hall
Waterville, Vermont
Waterville, Vermont
Waterville, Vermont is located in the US
Waterville, Vermont
Waterville, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°42′52″N 72°44′56″W / 44.71444°N 72.74889°W / 44.71444; -72.74889Coordinates: 44°42′52″N 72°44′56″W / 44.71444°N 72.74889°W / 44.71444; -72.74889
Country United States
State Vermont
County Lamoille
Area
 • Total 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Land 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 697
 • Density 42.5/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05492
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-77425[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462246[2]
Website http://www.watervillevt.org/

Waterville is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The population was 697 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.4 square miles (42.5 km2), of which 16.4 square miles (42.5 km2) is land and 0.06% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 193
1820 273 41.5%
1830 488 78.8%
1840 610 25.0%
1850 753 23.4%
1860 747 −0.8%
1870 573 −23.3%
1880 547 −4.5%
1890 577 5.5%
1900 529 −8.3%
1910 485 −8.3%
1920 469 −3.3%
1930 370 −21.1%
1940 386 4.3%
1950 409 6.0%
1960 332 −18.8%
1970 397 19.6%
1980 470 18.4%
1990 532 13.2%
2000 697 31.0%
2010 673 −3.4%
Est. 2014 687 [3] 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 697 people, 260 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.5 people per square mile (16.4/km2). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 17.3 per square mile (6.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.27% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.29% Asian, and 2.01% from two or more races.

There were 260 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,453, and the median income for a family was $42,857. Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,081. About 6.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Church St and the covered bridge in Waterville, VT, in winter

Culture[edit]

Waterville, Vermont is mentioned in an episode of Fox Network's television show Fringe "Brave New World, Part 2", as the epicenter of a microquake timed with microquakes in Albany, New York and Worcester, Massachusetts, in an attempt to collapse two universes and create a new one.[5]

The 20th-century American oil painter Emile Gruppe painted Waterville on several canvases from a variety of visual points of view, almost always including the church, the Lamoille River, and the Church St. covered bridge. Gruppe maintained a seasonal studio and painting school in the nearby village of Jeffersonville, Vermont.[6]

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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://fringepedia.net/wiki/Brave_New_World,_Part_2/Transcript
  6. ^ http://www.emilegruppegallery.com/biographyemileagruppe.html. A Gruppe painting of Waterville appears on http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5664538