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Essex County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Essex County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of USA VT
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded 1792
Shire Town Guildhall
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

674 sq mi (1,746 km²)
665 sq mi (1,722 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.27%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Essex County is the county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2000, the population is 6,459. Its shire town is Guildhall6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,745 km² (674 sq mi). 1,723 km² (665 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.27%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


In 2004 Essex was the only county in Vermont to vote for the Republican candidate for president, George W. Bush.[1]



The Essex-Orleans District includes all of Essex County, all of Orleans County, the Franklin County towns of Montgomery and Richford, and the Lamoille County towns of Eden and Wolcott. Senators are Vincent Illuzzi, Republican and Robert A. Starr, Democrat.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,459 people, 2,602 households, and 1,805 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 4,762 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.56% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 8.87% of the population speak French at home.[1]

There were 2,602 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,490, and the median income for a family was $34,984. Males had a median income of $27,929 versus $20,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,388. About 9.90% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

The median wage is the lowest in the state. That position is expected to continue through 2010.[2]

Cities, towns, villages, and unincorporated places*Edit

There are seventeen towns and two gores in the county:

* In Vermont, gores and grants are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part on any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited). Villages are census divisions of towns or cities, but have no separate corporate existence from the municipality they are located in.

Footnotes Edit

See also Edit

External linkEdit

Coordinates: 44°44′N 71°43′W / 44.73, -71.72

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