Topsham, Vermont

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Topsham /ˈtɒpsəm/ is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,142 at the 2000 census. It contains four villages: East Topsham, Topsham Four Corners, Waits River and West Topsham.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.9 km2), of which, 48.9 square miles (126.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.10%) is water. The Waits River flows through the western part of Topsham.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,142 people, 421 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km2). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.69% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 421 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,202, and the median income for a family was $37,440. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $21,008 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,405. About 9.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.


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