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Bolton, Vermont
A view of Bolton Valley
A view of Bolton Valley
Location in Chittenden County and the state of Vermont
Location in Chittenden County and the state of Vermont
Bolton, Vermont is located in the United States
Bolton, Vermont
Bolton, Vermont
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
Communities Bolton
Bolton Valley
West Bolton
 • Total 42.5 sq mi (110.2 km2)
 • Land 42.2 sq mi (109.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
1,614 ft (492 m)
 • Total 1,301
 • Density 31/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05465, 05466, 05676, 05477
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-06550
GNIS feature ID 1462045

Bolton is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,301 at the time of the 2020 census. The town is home to Bolton Valley, a popular ski resort.

The main road passing through the town is U.S. Route 2, which follows the north bank of the Winooski River. Interstate 89 also passes through the town, parallel to Route 2, but does not have an interchange there.


Bolton is located in eastern Chittenden County, bordered to the east by Washington County. The main crest of the Green Mountains runs north to south through the eastern part of the town, and the Winooski River, running east to west, cuts through the mountains south of the center of the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.5 square miles (110.2 km2), of which 42.2 square miles (109.4 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.65%, is water.

The character of the town is predominantly rural. There are four principal settlements:

  • Bolton proper is in the Winooski River valley, on the north side of the river.
  • West Bolton is in the northwest corner of the town, and is accessed primarily from the adjacent town of Jericho.
  • A thin strip of land, known as "the back side of the river", is located south of the Winooski River. The only road access is through the neighboring towns of Richmond and Duxbury.
  • A small number of year-round residents live near the Bolton Valley ski area in the northeast part of the town.

The Long Trail passes through Bolton on its way from Camel's Hump to Mount Mansfield.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 88
1800 219 148.9%
1810 249 13.7%
1820 306 22.9%
1830 452 47.7%
1840 470 4.0%
1850 602 28.1%
1860 645 7.1%
1870 711 10.2%
1880 674 −5.2%
1890 547 −18.8%
1900 486 −11.2%
1910 469 −3.5%
1920 390 −16.8%
1930 325 −16.7%
1940 287 −11.7%
1950 301 4.9%
1960 237 −21.3%
1970 427 80.2%
1980 715 67.4%
1990 971 35.8%
2000 971 0.0%
2010 1,182 21.7%
2020 1,301 10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 971 people, 368 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.9 people per square mile (8.8/km2). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 9.7 per square mile (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.15% White, 0.10% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 368 households, of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,625, and the median income for a family was $55,486. Men had a median income of $39,375 versus $28,958 for women. The per capita income for the town was $24,256. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Alison Bechdel, cartoonist

See also

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