is a town
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in Washington County
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2010, the population was 59,534; Vermont's third-most populous county after Chittenden County and Rutland County. Its shire town is Montpelier, the state capital. The center of population of Vermont is located in Washington...
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state ranks 43rd in land area, , and 45th in total area. Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. It is the only New England...
, United States
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, created by Vermont charter on August 6, 1781. The population was 691 at the 2010 census, an increase of 20.0% over the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 41.8 square miles (108.3 km2
), of which 41.8 square miles (108.2 km2
) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km2
) (0.10%) is water.
The geographic center of Vermont is located three miles east of Roxbury village.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 576 people, 227 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density
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was 13.8 people per square mile (5.3/km2
). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 8.7 per square mile (3.3/km2
). The racial makeup of the town was 94.10% White, 0.52% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.17% from other races
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, and 4.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.
There were 227 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples
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living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% 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 2.93.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,438, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $26,833 versus $25,750 for females. The per capita income
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for the town was $16,880. About 10.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Gideon Hixon
Gideon Cooley Hixon was a Wisconsin politician and businessman.Born in Roxbury, Vermont, he moved with his family to Massachusetts. In 1858 he went to La Crosse, Wisconsin and was in the lumber business. He served on the La Crosse Common Council...
, businessman and member of the Wisconsin State Legislature.