Bolton, Vermont

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Bolton is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 971 at the 2000 census.

The principal transportation artery of the town is US Route 2, which follows the north side of the Winooski. I-89 passes through the town parallel to Route 2 but does not have an interchange there.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.8 square miles (110.8 km2), of which, 42.5 square miles (110.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) of it (0.72%) is water.

The character of the town is predominantly rural. There are four principal settlements:

  • Bolton proper is located in the Winooski River valley, on the north side of the river.
  • West Bolton is located in the northwest corner of the town, and is accessed primarily from the adjacent town of Jericho.
  • A thin strip of land, known as "the back side of the river", is located south of the Winooski River. The only road access is through the neighboring towns of Richmond and Duxbury.
  • A small number of year-round residents live near the Bolton Valley ski area.

The Long Trail passes through Bolton on its way from Camel's Hump to Mount Mansfield.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 971 people, 368 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.9 people per square mile (8.8/km2). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 9.7/sq mi (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.15% White, 0.10% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 368 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.

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