Ferrisburg, Vermont

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Population in July 2007: 2,708.
Males: 1,335  (49.3%)
Females: 1,373  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Vermont median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 05456.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $69,386 (it was $53,672 in 2000)
Ferrisburg:

$69,386
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,871 (it was $23,066 in 2000)

Ferrisburg town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $286,111 (it was $140,800 in 2000)
Ferrisburg:

$286,111
VT:

$218,300
  • Races in Ferrisburg, VT (2000)

    Ferrisburg races chart
    • 2,58197.1%White alone
    • 321.2%Two or more races
    • 150.6%Hispanic
    • 130.5%Asian alone
    • 110.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ferrisburg: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.1%), French (13.7%), Irish (12.7%), French Canadian (12.5%), United States (10.3%), German (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 47.8 square miles.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (very low).

Ferrisburg,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Ferrisburg:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferrisburg town:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

133 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 2.0% North America, 0.7% Asia).

This town:

5.0%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Ferrisburg town:  1.4% ($2,015)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (102.2 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (169.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (234.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Ferrisburgh, VT (0.9 miles ), Vergennes, VT (1.5 miles ), Waltham, VT (2.0 miles ), Panton, VT (2.2 miles ), Monkton, VT (2.6 miles ), New Haven, VT (2.8 miles ), Charlotte, VT (2.8 miles ), Essex, NY (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.20 N, Longitude: 73.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Ferrisburg, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ferrisburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 89% 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 30.2 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 56.5 miles away from Ferrisburg 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 95.9 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 29.3 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 52.5 miles away from Ferrisburg 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 66.9 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 Addison County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Stewart Van Vliet - Union army general.

Hospitals and medical centers near Ferrisburg:

  • CLARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; VERGENNES, VT)
  • WAKE ROBIN-LINDEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHELBURNE, VT)
  • HELEN PORTER HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)
  • PORTER HOSPITAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)

Amtrak stations near Ferrisburg:

  • 10 miles: WESTPORT (HWY. 9 N. & D&H RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 miles: PORT HENRY (RTE. 9 NORTH & RTE. 22) . 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferrisburg:

  • Middlebury College (about 14 miles; Middlebury, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,077)
  • Champlain College (about 20 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 20 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 21 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 21 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Norwich University (about 31 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 36 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)

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Notable locations in Ferrisburg: North Ferrisburgh Station (A), Basin Harbor Golf Course (B), Allendale Farm (C), Allandra Farm (D), Westport View Farm (E), Pastureview Farm (F), Essex Farm (G), Crazy Acres Farm (H), Hatch Farm (I), Rokeby Museum Special Collections Library (J), Robeby Museum (K), Button Bay Nature Center (L), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (M), Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ferrisburg include: Assembly of God Christian Center (A), Ferrisburg Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Collins Cemetery (1), Gage Cemetery (2), Basin Harbor-Beach Cemetery (3), Kellogg-Field Cemetery (4), Newton Cemetery (5), Paya-Oppenheim Cemetery (6), Warner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: South Slang Creek (A), Goose Creek (B), Dead Creek (C), Lewis Creek (D), Otter Creek (E), East Slang Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ferrisburg include: Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Kings Bay State Park (2), Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (3), Button Bay State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Skyview Motel (2956 Route Seven) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Addison 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 37.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.528. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.528
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.59. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.59
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.07
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Vermont:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.1%
Whole state:  65.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

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

0.9%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ferrisburg town (based on Addison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8926
Mainline Protestant3,49127
Evangelical Protestant80113
Other5606
None26,077-
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
Addison County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Addison County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Addison County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.8%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Addison County:

20.9%
Vermont:

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

9.1%
State:

13.3%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($262 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.13%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  1.68% ($37,800 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.55% ($32,122)
from Washington County, VT  0.24% ($26,528)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($638 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.15%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.59% ($34,752 average AGI)
to Rutland County, VT  0.63% ($27,426)
to Washington County, VT  0.17% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferrisburg:

  • 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.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAD (1490 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Owner: ADDISON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferrisburg:

  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WWFY (100.9 FM; BERLIN, VT; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WCLX (102.5 FM; WESTPORT, NY; Owner: WESTPORT BROADCASTING)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, 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)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ferrisburg:

  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • W25BT (Channel 25; MONKTON, VT; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)
  • W62BY (Channel 62; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W64BP (Channel 64; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W66BX (Channel 66; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W68CK (Channel 68; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • W16AL (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W60AO (Channel 60; PORT HENRY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)
Ferrisburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ferrisburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 39m128ftTotal length
  • $9,056,000Total costs
  • 30,150Total average daily traffic
  • 2,568Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,633Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ferrisburg, VT

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD1E, Previous Call Sign: AA5AC, Licensee ID: L01202516, Grant Date: 01/07/1999, Expiration Date: 01/07/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2006, Registrant: Keith P Darwin, 801 Middlebrook Rd, Ferrisburg, VT 05456
  • Call Sign: N1GFQ, Grant Date: 01/24/1989, Expiration Date: 01/24/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2001, Registrant: Bruce J Hartigan, Ferrimont Orchard Route 7, Ferrisburg, VT 05456
  • Call Sign: N5ZJM, Grant Date: 08/18/1998, Expiration Date: 08/18/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2010, Registrant: Heather K Darwin, 801 Middlebrook Rd, Ferrisburg, VT 05456
  • Call Sign: KB1NQF, Licensee ID: L01156041, Grant Date: 05/26/2006, Expiration Date: 05/26/2016, Certifier: George R Gardner, Registrant: George R Gardner, 884 Old Hollow Rd, N Ferrisburg, VT 05473
  • Call Sign: KC1APL, Licensee ID: L01820769, Grant Date: 10/29/2013, Expiration Date: 10/29/2023, Certifier: Ivor Hughes, Registrant: Ivor Hughes, 212 Rotax Rd, N Ferrisburg, VT 05473

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

DAKIN FARMS (Address: 5797 ROUTE 7 , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Ferrisburg compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
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