North Hero, Vermont

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North Hero is a town in and the shire town[3] (county seat)[4] of Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States. The population was 810 at the 2000 census.



Forced to move after April 2, 2002 when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake at Au Sable Forks, New York[5] damaged the town office, the town clerk moved records into the basement of her home. When the town made no provision for facilities, the clerk resigned in 2008, and evicted the town from her home.[6] In July, 2008, the town voted 160-to-33 to provide funding to move the offices into a portion of the town's elementary school.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.6 square miles (120.6 km2), of which, 13.7 square miles (35.6 km2) of it is land and 32.8 square miles (85.1 km2) of it (70.50%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 810 people, 333 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.9 people per square mile (22.8/km2). There were 906 housing units at an average density of 65.9/sq mi (25.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.53% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Pacific Islander, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 333 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

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