Fairfax, Vermont facts for kids
Location in Franklin County and the state of Vermont.
|• Total||40.4 sq mi (104.7 km2)|
|• Land||39.8 sq mi (103.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)|
|Elevation||659 ft (201 m)|
|• Density||107/sq mi (41.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1462092|
The town of Fairfax is in southern Franklin County and is bordered by Chittenden County to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.4 square miles (104.7 km2), of which 39.8 square miles (103.2 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 1.44%, is water. The Lamoille River, a tributary of Lake Champlain, flows from east to west across the southern part of the town, passing through the communities of Fairfax and Fairfax Falls.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,285 people, 1,591 households, and 1,226 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.8 people per square mile (40.8/km2). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 41.6 per square mile (16.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino. There were 39.8% of households under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families and 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median income for a household in the town was $70,348, and the median income for a family was $77,159. The per capita income for the town was $18,632. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
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