Highgate, Vermont

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Highgate is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 3,397 at the 2000 census.



In town there is an egg farm which has 100,000 chickens. In 2008, the farm wanted to double its operation, requiring state permission. Neighbors objected to this increase.[3]

The Grateful Dead played two shows in Highgate, at the Franklin County Airport, one in July 1994 and one in June 1995. 60,000 people attended in 1994, 100,000 in 1995 perhaps because Bob Dylan opened.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.9 square miles (155.1 km2), of which, 51.1 square miles (132.5 km2) of it is land and 8.7 square miles (22.6 km2) of it (14.59%) is water. The Missisquoi and Rock Rivers flow through the town.

Surrounding Areas


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,397 people, 1,207 households, and 922 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.4 people per square mile (25.6/km2). There were 1,375 housing units at an average density of 26.9/sq mi (10.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.93% White, 0.03% African American, 4.21% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

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