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Holland, Vermont
Town
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orleans
Chartered October 26, 1779
Area
 • Total 38.2 sq mi (99.0 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 1,405 ft (532 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 588
 • Density 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km2)
 • Households 219
 • Families 160
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05830
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-33775
GNIS feature ID 1462277

Holland is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 588 at the 2000 census.

It derives its name from Holland.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.2 square miles (99.0 km2), of which 37.6 square miles (97.4 km2) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.6 km2) (1.65%) is water.

Holland is the highest town in Orleans County. Perhaps due to its high altitude, Holland has historically had the coolest weather and highest rate of snowfall in Orleans County.

Holland contains three unincorporated villages:

  • Holland Center
  • Holland Pond
  • Tice Hollow

History

The original town was laid out in quarter sections, that is, each grantor had about 1/4 of a square mile, or 160 acres (0.65 km2) each.

In 1810, there was a smallpox epidemic.

In 1973, a promoter staged a rock concert which 30,000, mostly young people, attended, overwhelming local resources.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 128
1820 100 −21.9%
1830 422 322.0%
1840 605 43.4%
1850 669 10.6%
1860 748 11.8%
1870 881 17.8%
1880 913 3.6%
1890 878 −3.8%
1900 838 −4.6%
1910 722 −13.8%
1920 714 −1.1%
1930 580 −18.8%
1940 533 −8.1%
1950 406 −23.8%
1960 376 −7.4%
1970 383 1.9%
1980 473 23.5%
1990 423 −10.6%
2000 588 39.0%
2010 629 7.0%
Est. 2014 617 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 588 people, 219 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.6 people per square mile (6.0/km2). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 9.4 per square mile (3.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.94% White, 0.51% African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

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