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Windham County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of USA VT
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Founded 1779 (as Cumberland County)[1]
(renamed 1781)
Shire Town Newfane
Largest town Brattleboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

798 sq mi (2,067 km²)
789 sq mi (2,044 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

44,513
56/sq mi (21.78/km²)

Windham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2010, the population was 44,513. Its shire town is Newfane.[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 798 square miles (2,067 km²) - 789 square miles (2,043 km²) is land and 9 square miles (24 km²) (1.18%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areasEdit

HistoryEdit

Fort Bridgman, Vernon, was burned in 1755, a casualty of the French and Indian War.[3]


DemographicsEdit

Windham County Courthouse, Newfane

Windham County courthouse in Newfane

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 17,572
1800 23,581 34.2%
1810 26,760 13.5%
1820 28,457 6.3%
1830 28,748 1.0%
1840 27,442 −4.5%
1850 29,062 5.9%
1860 26,982 −7.2%
1870 26,036 −3.5%
1880 26,763 2.8%
1890 26,547 −0.8%
1900 26,660 0.4%
1910 26,932 1.0%
1920 26,373 −2.1%
1930 26,015 −1.4%
1940 27,850 7.1%
1950 28,749 3.2%
1960 29,776 3.6%
1970 33,074 11.1%
1980 36,933 11.7%
1990 41,588 12.6%
2000 44,216 6.3%
2010 44,513 0.7%
[4][5][6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 44,216 people, 18,375 households, and 11,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 27,039 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.1% were of English, 13.3% Irish, 9.5% French, 8.9% American, 7.7% German, 6.0% Italian and 5.0% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English, 1.3% Spanish and 1.2% French as their first language.

There were 18,375 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% 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 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,204, and the median income for a family was $46,989. Males had a median income of $31,094 versus $24,650 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,533. About 6.10% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

ElectionsEdit

Presidential election results[8]
Year Democrat Republican
2008 73.0% 17,585 24.9% 5,997
2004 66.4% 15,489 31.2% 7,280
2000 52.7% 11,319 34.2% 7,358

In 2006, four towns in Windham County, Dummerston, Marlboro, Newfane, and Stratton, had their citizens pass resolutions supporting the proposed impeachment of President George W. Bush.[9]

The county was Vermont's bluest county in both the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Presidential elections. In 2004, John Kerry carried the county by 35.2% margin over Bush, with Kerry carrying the state by 20.1% over Bush.[10] In 2008, Barack Obama won Windham by 48.1% margin over John McCain, with Obama winning by 37% over McCain statewide.[11]

County Law EnforcementEdit

The Windham County Sheriff's Department is one source of law enforcement in this county except for large towns such as Brattleboro. Other towns also have contracts with the Vermont State Police.

Cities, towns, and villages* Edit

* Villages are census divisions, but do not necessarily have any separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Windham County, VT". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/county.cfm&id=50025. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/cencounts/files/vt190090.txt
  5. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_QTPL&prodType=table
  6. ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  9. ^ Four Vermont Towns Vote to Impeach Bush Associated Press. Published on 2006-03-08. Retrieved on 2008-09-20.
  10. ^ 2004 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont
  11. ^ U.S. Election Atlas

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°59′N 72°43′W / 42.99, -72.72


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