Irasburg, Vermont

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Irasburg is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2000 census.

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Government

Town

  • Moderator - David Turner
  • Selectman - Randy Wells[3], Roger Gagnon (2010)
  • Town Clerk - Barbara Lawson
  • Town Treasurer - Barbara Lawson
  • Tax Collector - Alan Butler
  • Auditor (2007–2010) - Carmen Lamarche
  • Auditor (2007–2009) - Angela Goodrich
  • Lister (2007–2010) - Mark Fontaine
  • Lister (2007–2009) - Alice Couture
  • Lister (2007–2008) - Todd Rivers
  • First Constable (2010)- Ronald Pray

Budget - $370,576

School District

  • Director - Amy Leroux
  • Director (2007–2010) - Kimico Perry
  • Member, Orleans Central Supervisory Union - Renee Fontaine (2007–2010)
  • Budget - $1,803,259 plus assessment for Lake Region Union High School
  • Number of students - 154
  • Special Needs students - 20%
  • Per student - "over $16,000"

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles (105.1 km2), of which, 40.5 square miles (105.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.15%) is water.

The Black River flows through the town in a northerly direction, receiving a number of small streams. The current is generally slow. It enters east of Potters Pond. It continues its tortuous route northeast and then east to the village of Irasburg. Just upstream of the village, the very sinuous Lords Creek enters. This creek is about 10 miles (16 km) long and drains a watershed that is 17 square miles (44 km2). Downstream of Irasburg, the Black River continues north in a narrower valley with less meandering. It then flows into the town of Coventry.[4]

The Barton River, after leaving Orleans, flows through eastern Irasburg, and enters Coventry.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 405 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.6 people per square mile (10.3/km2). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 12.2/sq mi (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.61% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

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