Chelsea, Vermont

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Chelsea is a town in and the shire town[3] (county seat)[4] of Orange County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,250 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²), of which, 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,250 people, 495 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 16.5/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.16% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 495 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,024, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $27,446 versus $22,841 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,164. About 9.0% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

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