Bakersfield, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,322. Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 677  (51.2%)
Females: 645  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05450.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,730 (it was $40,417 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$58,730
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,397 (it was $15,678 in 2000)

Bakersfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $206,803 (it was $97,900 in 2000)
Bakersfield:

$206,803
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $244,170; Detached houses: $257,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,517; In 2-unit structures: $296,234; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,752; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,972; Mobile homes: $111,639
  • Races in Bakersfield, VT (2010)

    Bakersfield races chart
    • 1,28096.8%White alone
    • 171.3%Hispanic
    • 151.1%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Bakersfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bakersfield: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.3%), English (14.3%), French (13.3%), Irish (9.1%), French Canadian (7.7%), German (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 736 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Bakersfield,VT real estate house value index trend

Bakersfield, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Bakersfield:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bakersfield town:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

30 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This town:

2.5%
Vermont:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bakersfield town:  1.5% ($1,448)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Bakersfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (141.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (190.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (278.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Waterville, VT (2.4 miles ), Belvidere, VT (2.5 miles ), Fairfield, VT (2.6 miles ), Enosburg, VT (2.6 miles ), Fletcher, VT (2.8 miles ), Enosburg Falls, VT (2.9 miles ), Jeffersonville, VT (3.2 miles ), Sheldon, VT (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $211,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.79 N, Longitude: 72.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +250 (+25.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Bakersfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bakersfield, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bakersfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from Bakersfield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Bakersfield center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bakersfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Erasmus D. Shattuck - Politician, Peter Bent Brigham - Businessman.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bakersfield:

  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - ST. ALBANS SATELLITE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)
  • SAINT ALBANS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)
  • REDSTONE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ST ALBANS, VT)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY REHAB CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ST ALBANS, VT)

Amtrak station near Bakersfield:

  • 15 miles: ST. ALBANS (40 FEDERAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bakersfield:

  • Saint Michael's College (about 28 miles; Colchester, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 28 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 30 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 30 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 34 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Norwich University (about 46 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Middlebury College (about 58 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)

Public elementary/middle school in Bakersfield:

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Library in Bakersfield:

  • H. F. BRIGHAM FREE (Operating income: $27,265; Location: 104 MAIN ST.; 6,402 books; 551 audio materials; 774 video materials; 21 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bakersfield: Wolf Run Cross Country Ski Center (A), Wolf Run Country Club (B), President Arthur Birthplace Museum (C), F H Brigham Memorial Free Library (D), Bakersfield Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bakersfield: Tri-Church Parish Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Georges Cemetery (1), Maple Grove Cemetery (2), Cook Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kings Hill Pond (A), Browns Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ross Brook (A), Kings Hill Brook (B), Cooks Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.3. This is better than average.

City:

59.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.173. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.173
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.133. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.133
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.97
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.9%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.1%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.4%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Vermont average:

11.7

Bakersfield travel time to work - commute Bakersfield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bakersfield town (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,52615
Mainline Protestant3,08528
Evangelical Protestant8748
Other2163
Orthodox--
None27,045-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Franklin County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Franklin County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.4%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.3%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,552 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  2.17% ($39,326 average AGI)
from Grand Isle County, VT  0.24% ($41,458)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.22% ($30,326)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.68% ($36,536 average AGI)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.30% ($31,672)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.17% ($23,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRSA (1420 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, VT)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bakersfield:

  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bakersfield:

  • WVNY (Channel 22; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W54CV (Channel 54; BARRE, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)

Bakersfield fatal accident list:

Apr 18, 2009 87:99 PM, Th-2, Lat: 44.81200, Lon: -72.74544, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 12, 2006 01:01 AM, Th-2, Th-8, Lat: 44.80307, Lon: -72.76499, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 8, 2000 05:03 PM, Th-3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 1995 06:35 PM, Vt 36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1976 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1975 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • $816,000Total costs
  • 7,410Total average daily traffic
  • 508Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,425Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • MARCOTTE DANIEL, Po Box 103, Bakersfield, VT 05441
    Certificate: D004111 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2009, Expiration Date: 12/10/2010

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BENJAMIN J ROGER BABY LAKES (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1031B , Serial Number: 7430A-508B, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel Francis Marcotte, Po Box 103, Bakersfield, VT 05441
  • Aircraft: KRUSE PAUL ULTIMATE 10-200 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 230PK , Serial Number: 200-041, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel Marcotte, Po Box 103, Bakersfield, VT 05441
  • Aircraft: OCONNOR PAUL A ULTIMATE AERO 10-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-C1C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 827D , Serial Number: POC200-005, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel F Marcotte, Po Box 103, Bakersfield, VT 05441

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bakersfield and their reported violations in the past:

BAKERSFIELD FIRE DISTRICT 1 (Population served: 446, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Bakersfield compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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