Grand Isle, Vermont

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Grand Isle is a town in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,955 at the 2000 census.

A landing for the Lake Champlain Transportation Company's ferry to Plattsburgh, New York at Cumberland Head is located on the western shore of Grand Isle at Gordon's Landing.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km2), of which, 16.5 square miles (42.8 km2) of it is land and 18.6 square miles (48.2 km2) of it (53.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,955 people, 772 households, and 572 families residing in the town. The population density was 118.4 people per square mile (45.7/km2). There were 1,047 housing units at an average density of 63.4/sq mi (24.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.20% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.36% Asian, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 772 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,594, and the median income for a family was $52,143. Males had a median income of $39,191 versus $25,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,955. About 2.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

In 2009, the town was the last in Vermont to adopt a school budget.[3]

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