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Christ Church, built in 1817
|• Total||40.0 sq mi (103.5 km2)|
|• Land||39.9 sq mi (103.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||791 ft (241 m)|
|• Density||53.2/sq mi (20.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1462112|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.0 square miles (103.5 km²), of which 39.9 square miles (103.3 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.20%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,121 people, 902 households, and 574 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.2 people per square mile (20.5/km2). There were 1,038 housing units at an average density of 26.0 per square mile (10.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 902 households, out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were husbands and wives living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present. 36.4% of all households were non-families, and 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.2% 19 years old or younger, 3.9% from 20 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 37.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,674, and the median income for a family was $66,563. Full-time working males had a median income of $42,250 versus $31,725 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,612. About 2.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.5% of those 65 and older.
- 1732 – Chartered as Gallup's Canada, Massachusetts
- 1754 – Chartered as Guilford, New Hampshire
- 1758 – Chartered as Guilford, New York
- 1760 or 1761 – First settler arrives, either Lucy Terry (1760) or Michah Rice (1761)
- 1782 – First house and barn built in Guilford burn down
- 1791 – Chartered as Guilford, Vermont
- 1791-1820 – Guilford is most populous town in Vermont
- 1816 – First Episcopal church in Vermont built in Guilford, Christ Church
- 1817 – Broad Brook House built, now houses the Guilford Country Store
- 1820 – East Guilford Cotton Mill on Bee Barn Road burns down
- 1822 – First Guilford Town Hall built on Guilford Center Road in Guilford Center, now historical museum
- 1837 – Universalist church built in Guilford Center
- 1855 – Algiers (East Guilford) schoolhouse burns down
- 1884 – Broad Brook Grange Hall #151 built in Guilford Center
- 1885 – Green River Paper Mill burns down
- 1889 – East Guilford Grist Mill, first mill built in Guilford, burns down
- 1900 – Post offices close after establishment of RFD 3
- 1934 – Barn burns down on Yeaw Road, killing two young girls
- 1948 – Guilford Recreation Club organized
- 1949 – Broad Brook Fire Control organized
- 1949 – Broad Brook Fire Control becomes Guilford Volunteer Fire Department
- 1954 – First firehouse built in Algiers on Guilford Center Road
- 1957 – Guilford Central School built, all old schoolhouses closed
- 1969 – House burns down on Johnson Pasture Drive, killing four people
- 1972 – Guilford Town Hall built on School Road
- 2005 – New firehouse built on Guilford Center Road in Algiers
- 2007 – Town constable given police cruiser, a step toward a town Police Department
- 2007 – First full-time firefighter in Guilford
- Benjamin Carpenter, Lieutenant Governor, buried in West Guilford's Carpenter Cemetery.
- James Elliot, author and United States Representative from Vermont
- Halbert S. Greenleaf, former US Congressman from New York
- Christopher Hitchens, writer, was Olivia Wilde's babysitter for a time.
- Jonathan Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont and early landowner in Guilford
- Charles E. Phelps, US Army brigadier general; Medal of Honor recipient; US congressman for Maryland
- John W. Phelps, brigadier general in the American Civil War and abolitionist
- Rudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist
- John Shepardson, one of the first white settlers of Guilford. Soldier in the American Revolution, justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
- Lucy Terry, African-American poet
- Royall Tyler, playwright
- Olivia Wilde Actress former star of The O.C. and current film actress, For a short time, the actress' family had a house in the town.
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