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Fairfax, Vermont
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Fairfax, Vermont
Coordinates: 44°41′50″N 72°59′52″W / 44.69722, -72.99778Coordinates: 44°41′50″N 72°59′52″W / 44.69722, -72.99778
Country United States
State Vermont
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 40.5 sq mi (104.9 km2)
 • Land 40.2 sq mi (104.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,285
 • Density 105.8/sq mi (40.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05454
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-24925[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462092[2]

Fairfax is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population was 4,285 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.5 square miles (104.9 km2), of which, 40.2 square miles (104.1 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) of it (0.77%) is water.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 254
1800 786 209.4%
1810 1,301 65.5%
1820 1,359 4.5%
1830 1,729 27.2%
1840 1,919 11.0%
1850 2,111 10.0%
1860 1,987 −5.9%
1870 1,956 −1.6%
1880 1,820 −7.0%
1890 1,523 −16.3%
1900 1,338 −12.1%
1910 1,318 −1.5%
1920 1,244 −5.6%
1930 1,249 0.4%
1940 1,229 −1.6%
1950 1,129 −8.1%
1960 1,244 10.2%
1970 1,366 9.8%
1980 1,805 32.1%
1990 2,486 37.7%
2000 3,765 51.4%
2010 4,285 13.8%
Est. 2014 4,524 [3] 20.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,285 people, 1,591 households, and 1,226 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.8 people per square mile (40.8/km2). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 41.6 per square mile (16.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino. There were 39.8% of households under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families and 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median income for a household in the town was $70,348, and the median income for a family was $77,159. The per capita income for the town was $18,632. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax (pre-k-12 school): www.bfafairfax.com


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