Cavendish, Vermont

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Cavendish is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The town was named after William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire.[3] The population was 1,470 at the 2000 census. The town of Cavendish includes the village of Proctorsville.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.8 km2), of which 39.6 square miles (102.7 km2) are land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,470 people, 617 households, and 420 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.1 people per square mile (14.3/km2). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.07% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 617 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,727, and the median income for a family was $41,591. Males had a median income of $30,223 versus $22,206 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,420. About 2.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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