Bridport, Vermont
Bridport community hall
Location in Addison County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 43°59′15″N 73°21′5″W / 43.98750°N 73.35139°W / 43.98750; -73.35139Coordinates: 43°59′15″N 73°21′5″W / 43.98750°N 73.35139°W / 43.98750; -73.35139
CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyAddison
Chartered1761
Settled1768
Organized1784
CommunitiesBridport
West Bridport
Area
 • Total46.2 sq mi (119.8 km2)
 • Land44.0 sq mi (113.9 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
Elevation
161 ft (49 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,218
 • Density27.7/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05734
Area code802
FIPS code50-08575[1]
GNIS feature ID1462051[2]

Bridport is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was founded October 9, 1761. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790449
18001,124150.3%
18101,52035.2%
18201,511−0.6%
18301,77417.4%
18401,480−16.6%
18501,393−5.9%
18601,298−6.8%
18701,171−9.8%
18801,167−0.3%
18901,018−12.8%
1900956−6.1%
1910848−11.3%
1920745−12.1%
1930703−5.6%
1940665−5.4%
1950663−0.3%
1960653−1.5%
197080923.9%
198099723.2%
19901,13714.0%
20001,2358.6%
20101,218−1.4%
2014 (est.)1,221[4]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
The Bridport Congregational Church in town
The Bridport Congregational Church in town

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,235 people, 456 households, and 343 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.1 people per square mile (10.8/km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 12.6 per square mile (4.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.40% Asian, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 456 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,531, and the median income for a family was $48,542. Males had a median income of $28,839 versus $23,950 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,720. About 3.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade attend Bridport Central School at the village center of Bridport, grades 7 and 8 attend Middlebury Union Middle School and grades 9-12 attend Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.2 square miles (119.8 km2), of which 44.0 square miles (113.9 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2) (4.89%) is water.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 2010 Census Data for Bridport, Vermont
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Biography, Charles Augustus Eldredge". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Washington, DC: Historian of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Flowers, John (June 14, 2012). "Sen. Giard won't seek another term". Addison County Independent. Middlebury, VT. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Colby College. Waterville, ME: Colby College. 1892. p. 73.
  9. ^ Stone, Arthur F. (1929). The Vermont of Today, with its Historic Background, Attractions and People. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 623.
  10. ^ Bigelow, Walter J. (1919). Vermont, Its Government. Montpelier, VT: Historical Publishing Company. p. 138.