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Salisbury, Vermont
Town
Salisbury Congregational Church
Salisbury Congregational Church
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Addison
Chartered 1761
Area
 • Total 30.0 sq mi (77.7 km2)
 • Land 28.9 sq mi (74.8 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,136
 • Density 39/sq mi (15.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05769
Area code 802
FIPS code 50-62575
GNIS feature ID 1462200
Website townofsalisbury.org

Salisbury is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,136 at the 2010 census.

History

Salisbury was chartered on November 3, 1761 as one of the New Hampshire Grants issued by Benning Wentworth. The town may have been named after Salisbury, Connecticut, or for James Cecil, 6th Earl of Salisbury.

Geography

Salisbury is located in southern Addison County along the western edge of the Green Mountains and the eastern edge of the Champlain Valley. U.S. Route 7 passes through the town leading north to Middlebury and south to Brandon and Rutland. The northern half of Lake Dunmore is in the eastern part of the town, and is the site of Branbury State Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Salisbury has a total area of 30.0 square miles (77.7 km2) of which 28.9 square miles (74.8 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), or 3.81%, is water.

Demographics

Dunmore
Northern half of Lake Dunmore in Salisbury
Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 446
1800 644 44.4%
1810 709 10.1%
1820 721 1.7%
1830 907 25.8%
1840 942 3.9%
1850 1,027 9.0%
1860 853 −16.9%
1870 902 5.7%
1880 775 −14.1%
1890 740 −4.5%
1900 692 −6.5%
1910 693 0.1%
1920 635 −8.4%
1930 632 −0.5%
1940 581 −8.1%
1950 573 −1.4%
1960 575 0.3%
1970 649 12.9%
1980 881 35.7%
1990 1,024 16.2%
2000 1,090 6.4%
2010 1,136 4.2%
Est. 2014 1,131 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,090 people, 423 households, and 302 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.4 people per square mile (14.4/km2). There were 628 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.17% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 423 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,500, and the median income for a family was $45,455. Males had a median income of $27,107 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,306. About 5.1% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Branbury State Park, a 69-acre (28 ha) park on the shore of Lake Dunmore, is located in Salisbury. The park has 1,000 feet (300 m) of natural sandy beach, hiking trails, waterfalls, caves and camping areas. The park originally operated as a farm and then a summer boys' camp before being named a state park in 1945.

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, Salisbury has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


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