- Townshend, Vermont
official_name = Townshend, Vermont
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Townshend, Vermont
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area_total_km2 = 110.8
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1149
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population_density_sq_mi = 26.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 247
elevation_ft = 810
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Townshend is a town in Windham County,
Vermont, United States. The population was 1,149 at the 2000 census.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.8 square miles (110.8 km²), of which, 42.7 square miles (110.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.14%) is water. The West River flows through the town. [ DeLorme(1996). "Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer". Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-016-9]
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,149 people, 469 households, and 319 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 26.9 people per square mile (10.4/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.26% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 469 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,286, and the median income for a family was $41,759. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $22,313 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,431. About 7.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
Clarina I. H. Nichols, journalist, lobbyistand public speaker involved in temperance, abolition, and the women's movement.
Alphonso Taft, United States Attorney Generaland Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grantand the founder of an American political dynasty.
Peter W. Galbraith, former United States Ambassador to Croatiaand the author of "The End of Iraq".
Townshend in popular culture
H. P. Lovecraft's story " The Whisperer in Darkness" is set near Townshend.
* [http://www.townshendvt.net/ Townshend Vermont Official Town Website]
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