Shoreham, Vermont

Shoreham, Vermont

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Shoreham, Vermont
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Shoreham, Vermont


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Vermont
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Addison

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area_total_km2 = 120.0
area_land_km2 = 112.7
area_water_km2 = 7.3
area_total_sq_mi = 46.3
area_land_sq_mi = 43.5
area_water_sq_mi = 2.8

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1222
population_density_km2 = 10.8
population_density_sq_mi = 28.1

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 105
elevation_ft = 344
latd = 43 |latm = 53 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 18 |longs = 45 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 05770
area_code = 802
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blank_info = 50-65050GR|2
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Shoreham is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,222 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.3 square miles (120.0 km²), of which, 43.5 square miles (112.7 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it (6.09%) is water.

During the summer, a diesel-powered cable ferry connects the community to Ticonderoga, New York, across Lake Champlain.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,222 people, 453 households, and 342 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.1 people per square mile (10.8/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 12.8/sq mi (4.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.53% White, 0.65% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 453 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $43,958. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $21,912 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,650. About 4.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

*Ansel Briggs, first governor of Iowa.
*John Smith Chipman, lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.
*Richard G. Desautels, American POW not released by North Korea under mysterious circumstances
*Levi P. Morton, Representative from New York and the 22nd Vice President of the United States.
*Charles Rich (1771-1824) was a United States Representative from Vermont.
*Thomas Rowley (poet)

References

External links

* [http://www.shorehamvt.org/town/index.shtml Shoreham, VT Town Website]
* [http://www.steve-world.com/ShorehamHS/SHShome.htm Shoreham Historical Society]
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