The Full Wiki

Windham County, Vermont: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Windham County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of the U.S. highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the U.S.
Seat Newfane
Largest town Brattleboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

798 sq mi (2,067 km²)

9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,216
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded 1779 (as Cumberland County)[1]
(renamed 1781)

Windham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2000, the population was 44,216. Its shire town is Newfane[2].

Contents

Geography

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

Advertisements

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Windham County courthouse in Newfane

As of the census[3] 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.

Politics

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.[4] 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 an overwhelming 35.2% margin over Bush, with Kerry carrying the state by 20.1% over Bush.[5] In 2008, Barack Obama won Windham by an even wider 48.1% margin over John McCain, with Obama winning by 37% over McCain statewide.[6]

County Law Enforcement

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*

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

See also

References

  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/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Four Vermont Towns Vote to Impeach Bush Associated Press. Published on 2006-03-08. Retrieved on 2008-09-20.
  5. ^ 2004 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont
  6. ^ U.S. Election Atlas

External links

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


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Windham County, Vermont
Map
File:Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County.png
Location in the state of Vermont
Map of the USA highlighting Vermont
Vermont's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1781
Seat Newfane
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44216

Windham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2000, the population was 44,216. Its shire town is Newfane6.

Contents

Geography

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

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 44,216 people, 18,375 households, and 11,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/sq mi). There were 27,039 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/sq mi). 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. 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.

County Law Enforcement

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*

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

See also

External links

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

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Windham County, Vermont. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about Windham County, VermontRDF feed
County names Windham County, Vermont  +
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Vermont  +
Short name Windham County  +

This article uses material from the "Windham County, Vermont" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message