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Population in 2010: 1,607. Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 

Males: 777  (48.4%)
Females: 830  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05667.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,004 (it was $46,083 in 2000)
Calais:

$63,004
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,931

Calais town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $239,549 (it was $121,300 in 2000)
Calais:

$239,549
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $263,146; Detached houses: $272,652; Townhouses or other attached units: $160,225; In 2-unit structures: $346,756; Mobile homes: $95,348
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Calais races chart
  • White alone - 1,556 (96.8%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calais: 203.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (29.9%), Irish (15.8%), German (13.7%), United States (10.8%), French (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 38.0 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Calais:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calais town:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

57 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% North America).

This town:  3.7%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Calais, Vermont as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Calais to the number of sex offenders is 1,553 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Calais town:  1.9% ($2,357)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (107.9 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (157.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (263.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Worcester, VT (2.2 miles ), East Montpelier, VT (2.4 miles ), Woodbury, VT (2.4 miles ), Marshfield, VT (2.4 miles ), Plainfield, VT (2.8 miles ), Cabot, VT (2.9 miles ), Montpelier, VT (3.0 miles ), Middlesex, VT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.36 N, Longitude: 72.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Calais household income distribution Calais home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-0.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

 
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Tornado activity:

Calais-area historical tornado activity is below Vermont state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Calais town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/11/1966, a category F2 tornado 31.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calais-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 81% 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 62.4 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 97.3 miles away from Calais 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 73.7 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 61.1 miles away from the city 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 27.8 miles away from Calais 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 93.4 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 Washington County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Frank A. Dwinell - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Calais:

  • BERLIN HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • CENTRAL VERMONT HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • HILL ICF/MR (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BARRE, VT)

Political contributions by individuals in Calais, VT

Amtrak stations near Calais:

  • 11 miles: MONTPELIER-BARRE (MONTPELIER, MONTPELIER JCT. RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: WATERBURY-STOWE (WATERBURY, PARK ROW) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calais:

  • Norwich University (about 19 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,269)
  • University of Vermont (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 38 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Middlebury College (about 43 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Dartmouth College (about 47 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 55 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)
  • Plymouth State University (about 57 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Notable location: Kents Museum (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Calais: Old West Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Old West Church Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Ainsworth Center Cemetery (3), Robinson Cemetery (4), Short Cemetery (5), Bliss Cemetery (6), Center Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wheeler Pond (A), Blue Pond (B), Bliss Pond (C), Tabor Pond (D), Watson Pond (E), Hawkins Pond (F), Little Pond (G), Little Mud Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Still Brook (A), Pekin Brook (B), Kingsbury Brook (C), Dugar Brook (D), Beaver Meadow Brook (E), Carr Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Calais: Kents Corner Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Washington 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.87. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.87
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.03
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
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: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Calais, VT

Calais compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Calais town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.40%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents61.5%11.5%8.9%3.7%2.3%
Congregations13.8%18.8%17.5%5.0%1.3%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnitarian Universalist AssociationAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents1.8%1.6%1.3%1.1%6.3%
Congregations1.3%5.0%5.0%5.0%27.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Washington County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Washington County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Washington County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

11.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

21.5%
Vermont:

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

14.7%
State:

13.3%

6.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Vermont average:

6.60%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.07%
Vermont average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chittenden County, VT  0.99% ($42,967 average AGI)
from Orange County, VT  0.70% ($27,329)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.44% ($31,936)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Vermont average:

6.82%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Vermont average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.17% ($33,869 average AGI)
to Orange County, VT  0.82% ($32,345)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.31% ($28,282)

Strongest AM radio stations in Calais:

  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSKI (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: GALLOWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSNO (1450 AM; 1 kW; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calais:

  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCMD (89.9 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORK (107.1 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Calais:

  • WBVT-LP (Channel 39; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)
  • WVNY (Channel 22; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Calais fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 1987 01:10 PM, Vt 14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 30, 1986 87:99 PM, Th53, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 29, 1986 07:30 PM, Vt14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 2, 1981 03:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,117,000
Total average daily traffic: 12,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,105
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 17,605


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • W County Rd (Lat: 44.375333 Lon: -72.494833), Call Sign: KNHC209, Licensee ID: L00123098
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.815 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/20/1998, Expiration Date: 09/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2003
    Registrant: Calais, Town Of, 666 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Calais)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23437 , Serial Number: 15068945, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley K Morse, 8261 County Rd, Calais, VT 05648
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4039C , Serial Number: 108-5039, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rd 1, Calais, VT 05648
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7150C , Serial Number: 22-5014, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Nathan B Longo, Po Box 181, Calais, VT 05648


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Calais


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Calais, VT
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Rosenblum (3)
  • Nathan B. Longo (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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