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Wolcott, Vermont
Town
Pierce Cemetery in Wolcott, Vermont
Pierce Cemetery in Wolcott, Vermont
Wolcott, Vermont
Wolcott, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Lamoille
Area
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land 39.0 sq mi (101.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,319 ft (402 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,676
 • Density 43.2/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05680
Area code(s) 802 Exchanges: 472, 888
FIPS code 50-85375
GNIS feature ID 1462269

Wolcott is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for General Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The population was 1,676 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.5 km2), of which 39.0 square miles (101.1 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km2) (0.38%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 32
1800 47 46.9%
1810 124 163.8%
1820 123 −0.8%
1830 492 300.0%
1840 824 67.5%
1850 909 10.3%
1860 1,161 27.7%
1870 1,132 −2.5%
1880 1,166 3.0%
1890 1,158 −0.7%
1900 1,066 −7.9%
1910 1,049 −1.6%
1920 932 −11.2%
1930 831 −10.8%
1940 772 −7.1%
1950 766 −0.8%
1960 633 −17.4%
1970 676 6.8%
1980 986 45.9%
1990 1,229 24.6%
2000 1,456 18.5%
2010 1,676 15.1%
Est. 2014 1,721 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,456 people, 552 households, and 401 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.3 people per square mile (14.4/km2). There were 646 housing units at an average density of 16.6 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.83% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 552 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

Recreation

Fisher Covered Bridge is the easternmost access point for the Lamoille River Paddlers Trail in Wolcott. You can also access the Paddlers Trail a bit downstream at the Elmore Road Bridge to avoid a portage around the Wolcott Dam.

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