Mendon, Vermont

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Mendon, Vermont
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Mendon, Vermont
Mendon, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°39′0″N 72°53′41″W / 43.65000°N 72.89472°W / 43.65000; -72.89472Coordinates: 43°39′0″N 72°53′41″W / 43.65000°N 72.89472°W / 43.65000; -72.89472
CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyRutland
Area
 • Total38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)
 • Land38.1 sq mi (98.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,873 ft (571 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,059
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05701
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-44125[1]
GNIS feature ID1462145[2]

Mendon is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,059 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

In February 1781, the town chartered under the name "Medway." The town name changed "Parkerstown" after it annexed a tract of land in November 1804. Finally, the town was renamed to "Mendon" in November 1828.[4]

Mendon was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.1 square miles (99 km2), of which 0.03% is water.

Aitken State Forest is located in Mendon. The state land covers 918 acres (3.72 km2) and includes a hiking trail up Bald Mountain (2,090 ft), hunting, primitive camping, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
179034
18003914.7%
1810111184.6%
182017456.8%
1830432148.3%
184054526.2%
1850504−7.5%
186063325.6%
1870612−3.3%
18806292.8%
1890570−9.4%
1900392−31.2%
1910321−18.1%
1920264−17.8%
1930251−4.9%
194031324.7%
19503346.7%
196046138.0%
197074361.2%
19801,05642.1%
19901,049−0.7%
20001,028−2.0%
20101,0593.0%
2014 (est.)1,038[6]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 410 households, and 296 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.0 people per square mile (10.4/km2). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 16.2 per square mile (6.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.78% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 410 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,125, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $30,592 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,206. About 2.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Mendon town, Vermont". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "History of Rutland County, Vermont, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers". pp. 635–636. "Mendon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
  5. ^ Floodwaters From Storm Isolate 13 Vermont Towns, The New York Times
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.

External links[edit]

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