Peacham, Vermont

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Peacham is a town in Caledonia County, Vermont, United States. The population was 665 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.7 square miles (123.5 km2), of which, 46.7 square miles (121.1 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2) of it (1.95%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 665 people, 263 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.2 people per square mile (5.5/km2). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.65% White, 0.45% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $50,938. Males had a median income of $43,393 versus $22,344 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,808. About 5.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Ski-Tow Hill - Operational in the 1960s. [3]
  • Devil's Hill
  • Widow Jennison Road
  • Martin's Pond
  • Martin's Pond Saw Mill (Location was on North side of access road. Spillway is still visible, but dry.)
  • Peacham Pond
  • Cemetery Hill, AKA Academy Hill
  • Peacham Bog, a 748-acre (3.03 km2) bog
  • Cow Hill (highest point in town)
  • Elkin's Tavern (oldest structure)
  • Bayley-Hazen Military Road
  • Peacham Congregational Church
  • The Civil War Soldiers Monument with the names of 42 men from town who died in the war[4]
  • Peacham Observatory

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