Windsor County, Vermont

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Windsor County, Vermont
Woodstock Court House.jpg
Windsor County courthouse in Woodstock
Map of Vermont highlighting Windsor County
Location in the U.S. state of Vermont
Map of the United States highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded 1781
Shire Town Woodstock
Largest town Hartford
Area
 • Total 977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land 969 sq mi (2,510 km2)
 • Water 7.4 sq mi (19 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2014) 56,014
 • Density 57.8/sq mi (22/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.swcrpc.org

Windsor County is a county located in the state of Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,670.[1] The shire town (county seat) is the municipality of Woodstock.[2] The county's largest municipality is Hartford.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 977 square miles (2,530 km2), of which 969 square miles (2,510 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (0.8%) is water.[3] It is the largest county by area in Vermont.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National parks[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 15,740
1800 26,944 71.2%
1810 34,877 29.4%
1820 38,233 9.6%
1830 40,625 6.3%
1840 40,356 −0.7%
1850 38,504 −4.6%
1860 37,193 −3.4%
1870 36,063 −3.0%
1880 35,196 −2.4%
1890 31,706 −9.9%
1900 32,225 1.6%
1910 33,681 4.5%
1920 36,984 9.8%
1930 37,416 1.2%
1940 37,862 1.2%
1950 40,885 8.0%
1960 42,483 3.9%
1970 44,082 3.8%
1980 51,030 15.8%
1990 54,055 5.9%
2000 57,418 6.2%
2010 56,670 −1.3%
Est. 2015 55,737 [4] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2014[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 57,418 people, 24,162 households, and 15,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 59 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 31,621 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.72% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of English, 12.9% Irish, 10.9% American, 9.9% French, 7.7% German, 6.7% French Canadian and 5.5% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.4% spoke English and 1.5% French as their first language.

There were 24,162 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,688, and the median income for a family was $59,002. Males had a median income of $42,648 versus $25,696 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,369. About 3.20% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

In 2007, the census department estimated that Windsor had the oldest average age in the state, 44.7. This compares with the actual census in 2000 of 41.3 years.[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 56,670 people, 24,753 households, and 15,420 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 58.5 inhabitants per square mile (22.6/km2). There were 34,118 housing units at an average density of 35.2 per square mile (13.6/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 96.3% white, 0.9% Asian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 23.2% were English, 17.3% were Irish, 11.8% were German, 8.3% were American, 7.6% were Italian, 6.1% were Scottish, and 5.6% were French Canadian.[13]

Of the 24,753 households, 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.7% were non-families, and 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 45.8 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $50,893 and the median income for a family was $63,387. Males had a median income of $44,610 versus $34,150 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,053. About 5.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[15]
Year Democrat Republican
2012 67.9% 19,494 30% 8,598
2008 68.8% 21,444 29.1% 9,084
2004 60.3% 18,561 37.4% 11,491
2000 51.9% 15,140 40.2% 11,713

Transportation[edit]

In 2009, the United States Department of Transportation measured 113.6 miles (182.8 km) of "major arteries", the highest in the state.[16]

Because US Route 4 had the "feel" of a highway, motorists were inclined to speed. As a result, the Windsor County Sheriff's Department wrote 2,452 tickets in 2007.[17]

Communities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Villages[edit]

Villages are census divisions, but have no separate corporate existence from the surrounding towns.

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ Sutkowski, Matt (August 7, 2008). Census: State older, a little more diverse. Burlington Free Press. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  15. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  16. ^ "Funds bypass worst roads". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. 25 September 2009. pp. 1A.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  17. ^ Shinn, Peggy (January 18, 2009). Not so fast (or else) on these Vermont highways. Boston Globe. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°34′N 72°34′W / 43.57°N 72.57°W / 43.57; -72.57