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|Caledonia County, Vermont|
Location in the state of Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
|Shire Town||St. Johnsbury|
658 sq mi (1,704 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.06%
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Caledonia is the most populated county of the three in the Northeast Kingdom. However, it is the smallest of the three.
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Orleans County - north
- Essex County - northeast
- Grafton County - south
- Washington County - southwest
- Orange County - southwest
- Lamoille County - west
The county shares the same pre-Columbian history with the Northeast Kingdom.
Rogers' Rangers were forced to retreat through the county following their attack on Saint-Francis, Quebec in 1759. To confound their avenging pursuers, they had split up. One group came south over the summit into the Passumpsic River Valley.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,702 people, 11,663 households, and 7,895 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 14,504 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.0% spoke English and 2.3% French as their first language.
There were 11,663 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,800, and the median income for a family was $42,215. Males had a median income of $30,438 versus $21,973 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,976. About 9.00% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities, towns, and villages* Edit
There are seventeen towns in the county:
- West Burke (a village of Burke)
- East Hardwick (an unincorporated village of Hardwick)
- Hardwick (an incorporated village of Hardwick)
- Mackville (an unincorporated village of Hardwick)
- Lyndonville (a village of Lyndon)
- St. Johnsbury
*'Incorporated villages are census divisions and provide additional services. They remain part of the towns they are in.
- ^ "AT&T user page". Caledonia County, Vermont Local History and Genealogy. http://home.att.net/~local_history/Caledonia-Co-VT.htm. Retrieved 2006-12-29.
- ^ Darrell Hoyt (1985). Sketches of Orleans, Vermont. Mempremagog Press. ISBN 0-9610860-2-5. , page 1
See also Edit
- List of counties in Vermont
- List of towns in Vermont
- Historical U.S. Census Totals for Caledonia County
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