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Halifax, Vermont
Town
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Halifax, Vermont
Halifax, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
Area
 • Total 39.8 sq mi (103.1 km2)
 • Land 39.7 sq mi (102.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,726 ft (526 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 782
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05358
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-31150
GNIS feature ID 1462113

Halifax is a town in Windham County, Vermont, in the United States. The town was named for the Earl of Halifax. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 782.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103.1 km2), of which 39.8 square miles (103.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.13%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,309
1800 1,600 22.2%
1810 1,758 9.9%
1820 1,567 −10.9%
1830 1,562 −0.3%
1840 1,399 −10.4%
1850 1,133 −19.0%
1860 1,126 −0.6%
1870 1,029 −8.6%
1880 852 −17.2%
1890 702 −17.6%
1900 662 −5.7%
1910 635 −4.1%
1920 504 −20.6%
1930 390 −22.6%
1940 353 −9.5%
1950 343 −2.8%
1960 268 −21.9%
1970 295 10.1%
1980 488 65.4%
1990 588 20.5%
2000 782 33.0%
2010 720 −7.9%
Est. 2014 723 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 782 people, 312 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.7 people per square mile (7.6/km2). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 12.4 per square mile (4.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.31% White, 0.26% Asian, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% 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 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,738. About 9.3% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


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