Craftsbury, Vermont

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 1,206. Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 594  (49.3%)
Females: 612  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05827.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,053 (it was $34,453 in 2000)
Craftsbury:

$45,053
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,179 (it was $17,185 in 2000)

Craftsbury town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,560 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Craftsbury:

$170,560
VT:

$218,300
  • Races in Craftsbury, VT (2010)

    Craftsbury races chart
    • 1,15896.0%White alone
    • 242.0%Hispanic
    • 110.9%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 40.3%Other race alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 10.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Craftsbury: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Craftsbury, VT forum
Recent posts about Craftsbury, Vermont on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Craftsbury is mentioned 25 times on our forum:
Vermont Weather  (2601 replies)
Any Vermont Landlords gone through the eviction process?  (91 replies)
Need some help, preparing to move to VT  (47 replies)
armed religious group clashes with town of Craftsbury over old road  (14 replies)
Why is Vermont's Cost of Living so High?  (115 replies)
NEK relocation from OK.  (9 replies)

Latest news from Craftsbury, VT collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (31.4%), French (15.9%), Irish (15.0%), Scottish (11.1%), French Canadian (9.4%), German (8.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 931 feet

Land area: 39.3 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Craftsbury,VT real estate house value index trend

Craftsbury, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Craftsbury:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Craftsbury town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

48 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This town:

4.2%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Craftsbury town:  2.0% ($1,780)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Craftsbury satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (124.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (174.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (274.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Albany, VT (2.2 miles) , Greensboro, VT (2.5 miles ), Wolcott, VT (2.7 miles ), Glover, VT (2.9 miles ), Eden, VT (3.0 miles ), Greensboro Bend, VT (3.1 miles ), Hardwick, VT (3.1 miles ), Lowell, VT (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.66 N, Longitude: 72.38 W

Area code: 802

Craftsbury household income distribution Craftsbury home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +133 (+13.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Craftsbury, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Craftsbury, Vermont average temperatures Craftsbury, Vermont average precipitation Craftsbury, Vermont humidity Craftsbury, Vermont wind speed Craftsbury, Vermont snowfall Craftsbury, Vermont sunshine Craftsbury, Vermont clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Craftsbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 91% 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 67.0 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 108.7 miles away from Craftsbury 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 89.0 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 65.6 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 34.5 miles away from Craftsbury center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 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 Orleans County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Craftsbury topographic map

Birthplace of: Roger L. Easton - Scientist, Burleigh F. Spalding - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Craftsbury:

  • UNION HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GLOVER, VT)
  • MAPLE LANE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BARTON, VT)
  • LAMOILLE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MORRISVILLE, VT)
  • THE MANOR, INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MORRISVILLE, VT)
  • COPLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MORRISVILLE, VT)
  • ELMORE HOUSE AT COPLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MORRISVILLE, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Craftsbury:

  • Norwich University (about 39 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 41 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 42 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 43 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 43 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 54 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Middlebury College (about 60 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Craftsbury: Craftsbury Nordic Center (A), John Woodruff Simpson Memorial Library (B), Craftsbury Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Craftsbury include: Craftsbury Common Congregational Church (A), East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Craftsbury Cemetery (1), Craftsbury Village Cemetery (2), Craftsbury Common Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Duck Pond (A), Mud Pond (B), Little Hosmer Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Seaver Brook (A), Seaver Branch (B), Cass Brook (C), Whitney Brook (D), Whetstone Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Craftsbury: Craftsbury Common (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Inn On The Commone (1147 North Craftsbury Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

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

HOSMER POINT OUTDOOR CAMP (Address: 535 LOST NATION RD , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRAFTSBURY OUTDOOR CENTER (Address: 535 LOST NATION ROAD , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-08-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Address: 1784 E CRAFTSBURY RD , Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-02-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUL-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.8%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.6%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

13.8%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

3.6%
81 people in college/university student housing in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000
44 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Craftsbury compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Vermont average:

11.7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Craftsbury town (based on Orleans County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,31212
Mainline Protestant1,48523
Evangelical Protestant82214
Other3234
None19,289-
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: 14
Orleans County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Orleans County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Orleans County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Orleans County:

24.8%
Vermont:

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

10.8%
State:

13.3%

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
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 Caledonia County, VT  0.50% ($34,732 average AGI)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.35% ($18,846)
from Chittenden County, VT  0.30% ($35,697)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Vermont average:

5.98%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Caledonia County, VT  0.61% ($30,029 average AGI)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.44% ($25,143)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.41% ($21,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Craftsbury:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, 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)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Craftsbury:

  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)

TV broadcast stations around Craftsbury:

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

Craftsbury fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 1983 02:35 PM, Vt14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 1981 08:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 18, 1978 87:99 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • $1,619,000Total costs
  • 4,094Total average daily traffic
  • 167Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,814Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Craftsbury, VT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1422 N Craftsbury Rd (Lat: 44.654194 Lon: -72.381972), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQMZ953
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/19/2010, Expiration Date: 11/19/2020, Certifier: Dylan Laflam
    Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:
  • Lat: 44.622639 Lon: -72.413722, Call Sign: WQOL863
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2011, Expiration Date: 11/10/2021, Certifier: Dwight Denton
    Registrant: Burlington Communication Service Center, 4735 Williston Rd Ste 30, Williston, VT 05495-5333, Phone: (802) 862-7092, Fax: (802) 860-6178, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA2QPT, Licensee ID: L01016791
    Grant Date: 12/15/2005, Expiration Date: 03/14/2016, Certifier: Cornelius M Ulman
    Registrant: Cornelius M Ulman, 662 Guy Lot Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826
  • Call Sign: N1WFQ
    Grant Date: 02/26/1996, Expiration Date: 11/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2007
    Registrant: David L Briars, Rd 1 Box 45 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5178R , Serial Number: 17263395, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Cornelius M Ulman, 662 Guy Lot Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826
  • Aircraft: TOP DOG TOP DOG (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH 3202 (270 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 608CB , Serial Number: 11231212, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/2010
    Registrant (Partnership): William David Usher, 1244 Morey Hill Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826, Other Owners: Linda S Usher

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Daniel N. Maynard (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.