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Chelsea, Vermont
Town
Orange County Court House in Chelsea, Vermont
Orange County Court House in Chelsea, Vermont
Located in Orange County, Vermont
Located in Orange County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orange
Chartered 1781 (Vermont)
Communities Chelsea
Chelsea West Hill
Area
 • Total 39.9 sq mi (103.4 km2)
 • Land 39.9 sq mi (103.4 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
840 ft (256 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,238
 • Density 31.3/sq mi (12.1/km2)
 • Households
495
 • Families
324
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05038
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-13525
GNIS feature ID 1462069

Chelsea is a town in and the shire town (county seat) of Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,238 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²), of which 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.05%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 239
1800 897 275.3%
1810 1,327 47.9%
1820 1,462 10.2%
1830 1,958 33.9%
1840 1,959 0.1%
1850 1,958 −0.1%
1860 1,757 −10.3%
1870 1,526 −13.1%
1880 1,462 −4.2%
1890 1,230 −15.9%
1900 1,070 −13.0%
1910 1,074 0.4%
1920 1,087 1.2%
1930 1,004 −7.6%
1940 1,013 0.9%
1950 1,025 1.2%
1960 957 −6.6%
1970 983 2.7%
1980 1,091 11.0%
1990 1,166 6.9%
2000 1,250 7.2%
2010 1,238 −1.0%
2020 1,233 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
Chelsea VT - school
Chelsea Public School enrolls Kindergarten through 12th grade
Chelsea VT - library
Chelsea Public Library

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,238 people, 541 households, and 334 families residing in the town. Of the 541 household 117 had children under the age of 18 living within them.

The racial makeup of the town was 96.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

The median age of residents is 48.3. The median household income is $49,500. 89.2% of adults have earned a high school diploma or higher level of education. 17.9% of individuals live below the poverty line.

Notable people

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