Topsham, Vermont

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Topsham, Vermont
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Town hall, East Topsham village
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Topsham, Vermont
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Topsham, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°7′43″N72°15′24″W / 44.12861°N 72.25667°W / 44.12861; -72.25667 Coordinates: 44°7′43″N72°15′24″W / 44.12861°N 72.25667°W / 44.12861; -72.25667
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orange
CommunitiesEast Topsham
Topsham Four Corners
Waits River
West Topsham
Area
  Total49.0 sq mi (126.9 km2)
  Land48.9 sq mi (126.7 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,201 ft (366 m)
Population
 (2000)
  Total1,142
  Density23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05076
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-73075 [1]
GNIS feature ID1462228 [2]
Website townoftopshamvt.org

Topsham /ˈtɒpsəm/ is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,142 at the 2000 census. It contains four villages: East Topsham, Topsham Four Corners, Waits River, and West Topsham.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.9 km2), of which 48.9 square miles (126.7 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.10%) is water. The Waits River flows through the western part of Topsham. [3]

Ancestry

The largest self-reported ancestry groups in Topsham are: [4]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1790 162
1800 344112.3%
1810 814136.6%
1820 1,02025.3%
1830 1,38435.7%
1840 1,74526.1%
1850 1,668−4.4%
1860 1,662−0.4%
1870 1,418−14.7%
1880 1,365−3.7%
1890 1,187−13.0%
1900 1,117−5.9%
1910 918−17.8%
1920 825−10.1%
1930 720−12.7%
1940 707−1.8%
1950 7333.7%
1960 638−13.0%
1970 6867.5%
1980 76711.8%
1990 94423.1%
2000 1,14221.0%
2010 1,1732.7%
2014 (est.)1,171 [5] −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 1,142 people, 421 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km2). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 11.9 per square mile (4.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.69% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 421 households, out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,202, and the median income for a family was $37,440. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $21,008 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,405. About 9.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. DeLorme (1996), Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer, Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, ISBN   0-89933-016-9
  4. "Topsham - Topsham - Ancestry & family history - ePodunk". www.epodunk.com.
  5. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.