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Alburgh is a village within the town of the same name in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States.[1] The population was 488 at the 2000 census. The town's name came from the person primarily responsible for chartering the community, Ira Allen.



The community was chartered in 1781. The territory was disputed land between Vermont and New York. The original name appears to be a contraction of "Allenburgh."

In the 1930s, the US Post Office enforced a spelling change to "Alburg."


Name change

In April 2006, the Vermont Board of Libraries approved Alburgh's request to change its name from Alburg to Alburgh. The name had been changed against the town's wishes in the 1800s and finally reverted after years of requests. [1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

The community is located on U.S. Route 2 on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It is also three miles south of the border of Canada on State Highway 225.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 488 people, 209 households, and 127 families residing in the village. The population density was 757.2 people per square mile (294.4/km²). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 454.6/sq mi (176.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.90% White, 2.46% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 1.43% from two or more races.

There were 209 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,536, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,677. About 9.4% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Official map by the United States Census Bureau; Grand Isle County listed on page 3
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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