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Duxbury, Vermont
Town
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Washington
Area
 • Total 43.1 sq mi (111.6 km2)
 • Land 42.9 sq mi (111.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 2,333 ft (711 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,337
 • Density 31.02/sq mi (11.980/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05676
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-18550
GNIS feature ID 1462085

Duxbury /ˈdʌksbɜːri/ is a town in Washington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,337 at the 2010 census. It claims to be the only municipality in the United States which has an elected position of dogcatcher.

History

In 1880, Emeline Meaker of Duxbury was hanged for poisoning her niece, Alice. The trial received much coverage throughout the country. She was the first woman hanged in Vermont.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.6 km2), of which 42.9 square miles (111.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km2) (0.37%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 153
1810 326 113.1%
1820 440 35.0%
1830 652 48.2%
1840 820 25.8%
1850 895 9.1%
1860 1,000 11.7%
1870 893 −10.7%
1880 894 0.1%
1890 912 2.0%
1900 778 −14.7%
1910 648 −16.7%
1920 631 −2.6%
1930 553 −12.4%
1940 854 54.4%
1950 489 −42.7%
1960 546 11.7%
1970 621 13.7%
1980 877 41.2%
1990 976 11.3%
2000 1,289 32.1%
2010 1,337 3.7%
Est. 2014 1,337 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,289 people, 498 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.0 people per square mile (11.6/km2). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 13.3 per square mile (5.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.06% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 498 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were couples joined in either marriage or civil union, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,981, and the median income for a family was $57,574. Males had a median income of $34,125 versus $27,031 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,707. About 0.9% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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