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Bakersfield, Vermont
Town
Bakersfield Historical Society (formerly St. George's Catholic Church)
Bakersfield Historical Society (formerly St. George's Catholic Church)
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 44.6 sq mi (115.6 km2)
 • Land 44.5 sq mi (115.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,322
 • Density 30/sq mi (11.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05441
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-02500
GNIS feature ID 1462031

Bakersfield is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,322 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bakersfield is located in southeastern Franklin County, bordered by Lamoille County to the southeast. Vermont Route 108 passes through the center of town, leading north to Enosburg Falls and south to Jeffersonville. Vermont Route 36 leads west from the center of Bakersfield to St. Albans, the Franklin County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Bakersfield has a total area of 44.6 square miles (115.6 km2), of which 44.5 square miles (115.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.24%, is water. The town is part of the Missisquoi River watershed, draining to Lake Champlain. The Cold Hollow Mountains occupy the eastern end of the town, with a high point of 3,261 feet (994 m) just north of the Lamoille County line.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 13
1800 222 1,607.7%
1810 812 265.8%
1820 945 16.4%
1830 1,087 15.0%
1840 1,258 15.7%
1850 1,523 21.1%
1860 1,451 −4.7%
1870 1,403 −3.3%
1880 1,248 −11.0%
1890 1,162 −6.9%
1900 1,158 −0.3%
1910 1,079 −6.8%
1920 980 −9.2%
1930 889 −9.3%
1940 827 −7.0%
1950 779 −5.8%
1960 664 −14.8%
1970 635 −4.4%
1980 852 34.2%
1990 977 14.7%
2000 1,215 24.4%
2010 1,322 8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,215 people, 439 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.2 people per square mile (10.5/km2). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 11.3 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.86% White, 0.25% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.65% from two or more races.

There were 439 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $41,688. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $22,734 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,678. About 6.1% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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