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Brookline, Vermont
View of the Grassy Brook valley in Brookline
View of the Grassy Brook valley in Brookline
Brookline, Vermont
Brookline, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
Settled 1777
Incorporated 1794
Area
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Land 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
525 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 467
 • Density 36.2/sq mi (14.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05345
Area code(s) 802 Exchange: 365
FIPS code 50-09475
GNIS feature ID 1462055
Website brooklinevt.com

Brookline is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 467 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.4 km2), all land. The West River flows along the southwestern boundary of the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 472
1810 431 −8.7%
1820 391 −9.3%
1830 376 −3.8%
1840 328 −12.8%
1850 285 −13.1%
1860 243 −14.7%
1870 203 −16.5%
1880 205 1.0%
1890 162 −21.0%
1900 171 5.6%
1910 137 −19.9%
1920 105 −23.4%
1930 101 −3.8%
1940 104 3.0%
1950 132 26.9%
1960 127 −3.8%
1970 180 41.7%
1980 310 72.2%
1990 403 30.0%
2000 467 15.9%
2010 530 13.5%
2020 540 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 467 people and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.2 people per square mile (14.0/km2). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 21.2 per square mile (8.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.36% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.43% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 186 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

27.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.5% were 18 to 24, 29.8% were 25 to 44, 27.8% were 45 to 64, and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,125, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $31,094 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,082. About 5.0% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

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