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Morristown, Vermont
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Morristown, Vermont
Morristown, Vermont
Morristown, Vermont is located in the United States
Morristown, Vermont
Morristown, Vermont
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Vermont
County Lamoille
Communities Cadys Falls
Morristown
Morrisville
Area
 • Total 51.68 sq mi (133.85 km2)
 • Land 51.15 sq mi (132.48 km2)
 • Water 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,434
 • Density 105.148/sq mi (40.598/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05661
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-46675
GNIS feature ID 1462154

Morristown is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 5,434. Morristown is the largest town by population in Lamoille County, and its central village of Morrisville serves as the county's main commercial center.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.6 square miles (133.7 km2), of which 51.3 square miles (133.0 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (0.50%) is water.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Morristown has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 10
1800 144 1,340.0%
1810 550 281.9%
1820 726 32.0%
1830 1,315 81.1%
1840 1,502 14.2%
1850 1,441 −4.1%
1860 1,751 21.5%
1870 1,897 8.3%
1880 2,099 10.6%
1890 2,411 14.9%
1900 2,533 5.1%
1910 2,652 4.7%
1920 2,813 6.1%
1930 2,939 4.5%
1940 3,130 6.5%
1950 3,225 3.0%
1960 3,347 3.8%
1970 4,052 21.1%
1980 4,448 9.8%
1990 4,733 6.4%
2000 5,139 8.6%
2010 5,227 1.7%
2020 5,434 4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 5,139 people, 2,101 households, and 1,317 families living in the town. The population density was 100.1 people per square mile (38.6/km2). There were 2,271 housing units at an average density of 44.2 per square mile (17.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.51% White, 0.35% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78%.

Of the 2,101 households 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 27.8% of households were one person and 10.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median household income was $33,359 and the median family income was $40,456. Males had a median income of $28,050 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,195. About 6.9% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • H. Henry Powers, lawyer and US congressman (1891–1901)
  • Leslie M. Shaw, businessman and lawyer; Treasury Secretary (1902–1907); 17th governor of Iowa; 1908 candidate for the nomination of the Republican party
  • Shap Smith, lawyer; Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives (2009–2017)

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