Ferdinand, Vermont

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Ferdinand is an unincorporated town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for German Prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick-Lunenburg. [1] The town was never formally incorporated since it never gained a sufficiently large permanent population. The population was 33 at the 2000 census, having had a high of 213 in 1910. The town has no local government and the town's affairs are handled by a state-appointed supervisor. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 53.0 square miles (137.3 km2), of which, 52.9 square miles (137.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (0.26%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33 people, 13 households, and 13 families residing in the town. The population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km2). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 1.1/sq mi (0.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 13 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 92.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 0.0% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals and none 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 2.54.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 15.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 36.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 135.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $14,688, and the median income for a family was $13,750. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,138. There were 35.7% of families and 48.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and 21.4% of those over 64.


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