Woodstock (village), Vermont

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Woodstock, Vermont
General Lyman Mower House on the Green
General Lyman Mower House on the Green
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 43°37′25″N 72°31′2″W / 43.62361°N 72.51722°W / 43.62361; -72.51722Coordinates: 43°37′25″N 72°31′2″W / 43.62361°N 72.51722°W / 43.62361; -72.51722
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windsor
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 900
 • Density 900/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05091
Area code(s) 802 Exchange: 457
FIPS code 50-85900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1460316[2]
Woodstock Village Historic District
Woodstock (village), Vermont is located in Vermont
Woodstock (village), Vermont
Woodstock (village), Vermont is located in the US
Woodstock (village), Vermont
Location Along the Ottauquechee River, Woodstock, Vermont
Area 275 acres (111 ha)
Architectural style Colonial, Late Victorian, Other, Romanesque Revival
NRHP Reference # 73000274[3]
Added to NRHP January 22, 1973

Woodstock is an incorporated village located within the town of Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 900.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km²), all land. The Ottauquechee River flows through the village.[5]


The Woodstock Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It includes the village center and additional properties along the Ottauquechee River. The district covers an area of 275 acres (111 ha) encompassing 95 buildings, sites, and structures that contribute to the historical significance of the area. The center of the district is an elliptical village green located at the junction of U.S. Route 4 and Vermont Route 106. Around the green and along the main road following the river are a number of residential, commercial, and public buildings showcasing architectural development from the late 18th to late 19th centuries. One of these buildings is The Norman Williams Public Library, built by Norman's son, Dr. Edward H. Williams, on the site where their home had stood previously.[6] The district also includes the Billings Farm and Museum, and the George Perkins Marsh Boyhood Home, the architectural centerpiece of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.[7]

2011 Great Place in America[edit]

In 2011 the Downtown Woodstock Streetscape was listed by the American Planning Association (APA) as a "2011 Great Place in America" under the "Streets" category. The APA specifically focuses on streets that are complete, meaning that the street services all forms of use and not just vehicle use.

The area streets specifically recognized by APA are North and South Park Streets, one block of Elm Street between Pleasant and Central streets; and two blocks of Central Street between Pleasant, North Park, and South Park streets. Woodstock itself is built in early 19th century New England architecture. Near the center of Woodstock is "The Green", which is used for weekly farmer markets in the summer and autumn. Woodstock is a quaint New England town with a historic and lively atmosphere perfect for exploring on foot.

In 2006 the State of Vermont created a district for tax credits and other state provided incentives for smart growth along the downtown streets. Currently Downtown Woodstock boasts a free trolley during the summer months that is powered by electricity generated from cow manure from local farms.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,266
1890 1,218 −3.8%
1900 1,284 5.4%
1910 1,383 7.7%
1920 1,252 −9.5%
1930 1,312 4.8%
1940 1,325 1.0%
1950 1,326 0.1%
1960 1,415 6.7%
1970 1,154 −18.4%
1980 1,178 2.1%
1990 1,037 −12.0%
2000 977 −5.8%
2010 900 −7.9%
Est. 2014 879 [9] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 977 people, 434 households, and 220 families residing in the village. The population density was 944.4 people per square mile (366.2/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 539.4/sq mi (209.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.36% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 434 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $95,577, and the median income for a family was $109,688. Males had a median income of $72,109 versus $26,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $90,639. About 0.1% of families and 0.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 0.1% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Woodstock village, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ DeLorme (1996). Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-016-9
  6. ^ "Dr. Edward H. Williams Family"
  7. ^ Chester H. Liebs (1971). "NRHP nomination for Woodstock Village Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-09-12.  with photos from 1971
  8. ^ "American Planning Association - Great Places Streets"
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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