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Addison, Vermont
Town
The Addison Community Baptist Church and Addison Town Hall located at Addison Four Corners.
The Addison Community Baptist Church and Addison Town Hall located at Addison Four Corners.
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Addison
Area
 • Total 49.0 sq mi (126.8 km2)
 • Land 41.7 sq mi (108.1 km2)
 • Water 7.2 sq mi (18.8 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,371
 • Density 28.0/sq mi (10.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05491
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-00325
GNIS feature ID 1462023
Website www.addisonvt.com

Addison is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. It was founded October 14, 1761. The population was 1,371 at the 2010 census.

History

Addison was chartered on October 14, 1761. Benning Wentworth named the town Addison after poet Joseph Addison.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.8 km²), of which 41.7 square miles (108.1 km²) is land and 7.2 square miles (18.8 km²) (14.81%) is water. The Dead Creek and the Hospital Creek run through Addison, and Lake Champlain is on the west border of Addison. The highest point is Snake Mountain, which is 1281 ft above Lake Champlain.

Highways

  • Vermont 17.svg Vermont Route 17
  • Vermont 22A.svg Vermont Route 22A
  • Ellipse sign 23.svg Vermont Route 23
  • Vermont 125.svg Vermont Route 125

Demographics

West Addison Methodist Church
The West Addison Methodist Church is located at the West Addison village center.
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 401
1800 734 83.0%
1810 1,100 49.9%
1820 1,210 10.0%
1830 1,306 7.9%
1840 1,229 −5.9%
1850 1,279 4.1%
1860 1,000 −21.8%
1870 911 −8.9%
1880 847 −7.0%
1890 900 6.3%
1900 851 −5.4%
1910 796 −6.5%
1920 743 −6.7%
1930 684 −7.9%
1940 576 −15.8%
1950 628 9.0%
1960 645 2.7%
1970 717 11.2%
1980 889 24.0%
1990 1,023 15.1%
2000 1,393 36.2%
2010 1,371 −1.6%
Est. 2014 1,365 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 494 households, and 402 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.4 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 15.6 per square mile (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.14% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 494 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,063, and the median income for a family was $48,696. Males had a median income of $31,328 versus $25,602 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,000. About 2.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Locations

  • Addison Four Corners – Junction of VT Route 22A and Vermont Route 17 near the east side of the town. The town hall, school, and Addison Baptist Church are located here.
  • Chimney Point – Junction of Route 17 and Route 125 on the shore of Lake Champlain by the Champlain Bridge
  • Dead Creek – runs north through the center of the town. Most of the creek is within the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area with a viewing area on Route 17.
  • Lake Champlain – forms Addison's western border with New York
  • Otter Creek – a creek that forms Addison's eastern border with Waltham.
  • Snake Mountain – a monadnock on Addison's eastern border with Weybridge.
  • West Addison – Junction of Church Street and Jersey Street South near Vermont Route 17 on the west side of town.

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