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Cabot, Vermont
Cabot Town Hall
Cabot Town Hall
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
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Coordinates: 44°23′56″N 72°18′5″W / 44.39889°N 72.30139°W / 44.39889; -72.30139Coordinates: 44°23′56″N 72°18′5″W / 44.39889°N 72.30139°W / 44.39889; -72.30139
Country United States
State  Vermont
County Washington
Area
 • Total 38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)
 • Land 37.3 sq mi (96.6 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,433
 • Density 37.22/sq mi (14.359/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05647
Area code(s) 802 Exchange: 563
FIPS code 50-11125
GNIS feature ID 1462061

Cabot is a New England town located in the northeast corner of Washington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,443 at the 2010 census. It contains the unincorporated villages of Cabot Village, Cabot Plains, South Cabot, East Cabot, Molly's Pond (named after Molly, the wife of Indian Joe), and Lower Cabot. Cabot contains several ponds and dairy farms. It is the location of the Cabot Creamery, a producer and national distributor of dairy products, including cheddar cheese.

History

The town was named by settler Lyman Hitchcock for his intended bride.

By actual count, three hundred men from Cabot were eligible to serve during the Civil War. One hundred forty-five (48%) volunteered. Most served in units mustering in St. Johnsbury: the 16th, 3rd and 4th Vermont Regiments. Forty-five were killed, for a fatality rate of 31%. Furthermore, it is likely that most of the rest suffered non-fatal casualties. Seventeen of these dead are honored by name on a war monument which stands in town; the others were not known to those who erected the monument.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 349
1810 686 96.6%
1820 1,032 50.4%
1830 1,304 26.4%
1840 1,440 10.4%
1850 1,356 −5.8%
1860 1,318 −2.8%
1870 1,279 −3.0%
1880 1,242 −2.9%
1890 1,074 −13.5%
1900 1,126 4.8%
1910 1,116 −0.9%
1920 1,036 −7.2%
1930 1,107 6.9%
1940 974 −12.0%
1950 826 −15.2%
1960 763 −7.6%
1970 663 −13.1%
1980 958 44.5%
1990 1,043 8.9%
2000 1,213 16.3%
2010 1,433 18.1%
2020 1,443 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,433 people, 570 households, and 404 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.2 people per square mile (14.4/km2). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 20.0 per square mile (7.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 570 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% 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 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the town was $43,092, and the median income for a family was $49,205. Males had a median income of $31,544 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,585. About 4.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Zerah Colburn, math prodigy
  • Carlos Everett Conant, professor, linguist, translator, interpreter of Philippine languages
  • Edward M. Doe, Arizona Territorial jurist
  • Peter Gray, psychologist, professor, and textbook author
  • John H. Senter, United States Attorney for Vermont, mayor of Montpelier, Vermont
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt, poet, teacher, and founder of The Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers
  • Will Voigt, 2016 Nigerian Olympic basketball team coach
  • Actor Luis Guzmán lives in Cabot with his wife, Angelita Galarza and their five children.

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