Westford, Vermont

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Westford, Vermont
Town
Location in Chittenden County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Chittenden County and the state of Vermont.
Westford, Vermont is located in USA
Westford, Vermont
Westford, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°35′55″N 72°59′52″W / 44.59861°N 72.99778°W / 44.59861; -72.99778Coordinates: 44°35′55″N 72°59′52″W / 44.59861°N 72.99778°W / 44.59861; -72.99778
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
Chartered June 8, 1763
Named for Being the westernmost of four simultaneously granted New Hampshire Grants
Area
 • Total 39.3 sq mi (101.8 km2)
 • Land 39.1 sq mi (101.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,029
 • Density 52/sq mi (20.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05494
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-80350[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462251[2]
Website westfordvt.us

Westford is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,029 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Westford is in northern Chittenden County, bordered by Franklin and Lamoille counties to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 square miles (101.8 km2), of which 39.1 square miles (101.2 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.53%, is water.[3]

View overlooking the Westford community

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 63
1800 648 928.6%
1810 1,107 70.8%
1820 1,025 −7.4%
1830 1,290 25.9%
1840 1,352 4.8%
1850 1,458 7.8%
1860 1,231 −15.6%
1870 1,237 0.5%
1880 1,133 −8.4%
1890 1,033 −8.8%
1900 888 −14.0%
1910 854 −3.8%
1920 706 −17.3%
1930 698 −1.1%
1940 698 0.0%
1950 585 −16.2%
1960 680 16.2%
1970 991 45.7%
1980 1,413 42.6%
1990 1,740 23.1%
2000 2,086 19.9%
2010 2,029 −2.7%
Est. 2014 2,085 [4] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 2029 people, 757 households, and 574 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.6 people per square mile (20.0/km2). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 20.0 per square mile (7.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 757 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.00.

Dirt road in rural Westford

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 20, 3.9% from 20 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $81,574, and the median income for a family was $84,423. Males had a median income of $55,417 versus $50,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $34,502. About 1.0% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.7% 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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Westford town, Chittenden County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Dalton, Bill (2008-07-17). "The Bard of Ballard Vale". Andover Townsman (North Andover, Massachusetts: Eagle-Tribune Publishing Company). Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Papers of Philo J. Farnsworth". University of Iowa Libraries: Special Collections and Archives. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Puterbaugh, Parke. "Phish: The Biography". Da Capo Press. P.96. 2010. ISBN 9780306819209
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/songadaymann
  10. ^ Luke P. Poland at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  11. ^ Burrage, Henry Sweetser. "Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns". Brown Thurston. P.467. 1888.

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