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Richmond, Vermont

Richmond, Vermont
Municipalities and communities of Chittenden County, Vermont,United States
Shire town: Burlington

Round Church, completed in 1813
Richmond, Vermont
Richmond, Vermont
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
Incorporated 1794
Area
 • Total 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land 31.8 sq mi (82.5 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 289 ft (88 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,090
 • Density 128.4/sq mi (49.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05477
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-59275[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462186[2]
Website www.richmondvt.com

Richmond is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The 2000 census lists the population at 4,090. Local students attend Mount Mansfield Union High School, Camel's Hump Middle School, And Richmond Elementary School. Mount Mansfield Union High is in the neighboring town of Jericho. The mascot of MMU is the Cougars, who play the teams of neighboring school such as CVU, etc.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Government 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Economy 5
    • Personal income 5.1
    • Tourism 5.2
  • Transportation 6
  • Schools 7
  • Notable people 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

In 1775, Amos Brownson and John Chamberlain made the first settlement attempt. They abandoned their efforts in the fall of that year, but returned in the spring of 1784, at the close of the Winooski River and Huntington River both offered locations for water mills. Industries began to manufacture wagons, harnesses, tinware, brass, cabinet work and woodenware. By 1859, the population was 1,453.

Richmond is noted for the Round Church; a rare 16-sided meetinghouse that was erected in 1812-1813. [3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.7 km2), of which 31.8 square miles (82.5 km2) is land and 0.5 square mile (1.3 km2) (1.52%) is water. Richmond is bisected by the Winooski and Huntington Rivers, and is located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains.

The town is crossed by Interstate 89 and U.S. Route 2, as well as the New England Central Railroad.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,090 people, 1,504 households, and 1,100 families residing in the town. The population density was 128.4 people per square mile (49.6/km2). There were 1,528 housing units at an average density of 48.0 per square mile (18.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.05% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 1,504 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,750, and the median income for a family was $66,875. Males had a median income of $36,161 versus $30,019 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,692. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b Richmond, Vermont. www.richmondvt.com. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Hemmingway, Sam, Absentee voting sets Vermont record, Burlington Free Press, November 12, 2008
  5. ^ The Renaissance School

Further reading

  • pub. by Austin J. Coolidge, Boston, Massachusetts 1859A History and Description of New England;A. J. Coolidge & J. B. Mansfield,

External links

  • Town of Richmond, Vermont
  • Richmond Free Library
  • Richmond Historical Society
  • Richmond Area Business Association Website
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