Halifax, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 728. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 369  (50.7%)
Females: 359  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05358.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,952 (it was $36,458 in 2000)
Halifax:

$49,952
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,942 (it was $17,738 in 2000)

Halifax town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $188,189 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Halifax:

$188,189
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $269,727; Detached houses: $287,548; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,455; In 2-unit structures: $281,048; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,395; Mobile homes: $98,897
  • Races in Halifax, VT (2010)

    Halifax races chart
    • 70596.8%White alone
    • 111.5%Two or more races
    • 60.8%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Halifax: 100.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.5%), Irish (12.5%), French (11.8%), French Canadian (7.3%), German (6.9%), United States (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1590 feet

Land area: 39.7 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

Halifax,VT real estate house value index trend

Halifax, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Halifax:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Halifax town:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Halifax, Vermont as of November 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Halifax to the number of sex offenders is 364 to 1.


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

Halifax town:  1.7% ($1,659)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Halifax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (43.1 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (90.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (145.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Jacksonville, VT (1.9 miles ), Whitingham, VT (2.3 miles ), Marlboro, VT (2.4 miles ), Guilford, VT (2.5 miles ), Colrain, MA (2.8 miles ), Heath, MA (2.8 miles ), Leyden, MA (2.9 miles ), West Brattleboro, VT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $355,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.78 N, Longitude: 72.75 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +216 (+38.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Halifax, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Halifax-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Halifax town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Halifax-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from Halifax 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 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from Halifax 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 127.2 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 Windham County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Halifax topographic map

Birthplace of: Elisha Otis - Inventor, Francis Fisher Browne - Union Army soldier.

Hospitals and medical centers near Halifax:

  • THOMPSON HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • BRATTLEBORO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • PINE HEIGHTS AT BRATTLEBORO CENTER FOR NURSING AND R (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • LINDEN LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • SOUTHERN VERMONT HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BRATTLEBORO, VT)
  • VERNON GREEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; VERNON, VT)
  • ANCHORAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SHELBURNE, MA)

Amtrak station near Halifax:

  • 11 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Halifax:

  • 12 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Halifax:

  • Williams College (about 24 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Keene State College (about 26 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 30 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Smith College (about 33 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 36 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 38 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 41 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)

Public elementary/middle school in Halifax:

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Notable locations in Halifax: Moss Hollow Campground (A), Deer Park (B), Halifax Fire Company Incorporated (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grove Cemetery (1), Hall Cemetery (2), Whitneyville Cemetery (3), Hatch Cemetery (4), West Halifax Cemetery (5), Thomas Hill-Bell-Phelps Cemetery (6), Taylor-Stacy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Deer Park Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stowe Brook (A), Sperry Brook (B), Randall Brook (C), Pond Brook (D), Pease Brook (E), Branch Brook (F), Hager Brook (G), Fowler Brook (H), Harrisville Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Windham 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 2008 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.5%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.2%
Whole state:

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

5.7%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Halifax town (based on Windham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7538
Mainline Protestant3,41238
Evangelical Protestant1,02613
Other64712
None30,675-
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: 18
Windham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Windham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Windham County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

18.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

22.6%
Vermont:

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

12.5%
State:

13.3%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cheshire County, NH  0.65% ($30,754 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.47% ($25,261)
from Franklin County, MA  0.22% ($38,415)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cheshire County, NH  0.74% ($35,871 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($29,490)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.27% ($22,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Halifax:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKVT (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Halifax:

  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Halifax:

  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)

Halifax fatal accident list:

Apr 8, 1988 87:99 PM, 112, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 11, 1983 11:45 AM, Vt112, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 18, 1983 00:30 AM, Vt112, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 3, 1980 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • $2,721,000Total costs
  • 7,325Total average daily traffic
  • 517Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,389Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Halifax, VT

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Halifax-02, 72 Old County Road (Lat: 42.770389 Lon: -72.743361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQVY490
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz... (+18 more)Grant Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 06/15/2025, Certifier: Fran StockerRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N2JFS, Licensee ID: L00334128, Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 01/12/2019, Certifier: Hans L G Hammarquist, Registrant: Hans L G Hammarquist, 7968 Jacksonville Stage Rd, Halifax, VT 05358
  • Call Sign: KC2HQH, Licensee ID: L00334126, Grant Date: 07/01/2011, Expiration Date: 07/01/2021, Certifier: Gabriel A Hammarquist, Registrant: Gabriel A Hammarquist, 7968 Jacksonville Stage Road, Halifax, VT 05358
  • Call Sign: KB1OQH, Licensee ID: L01257593, Grant Date: 03/16/2007, Expiration Date: 03/16/2017, Certifier: Paul G Blais, Registrant: Paul G Blais, Po Box 67, Halifax, VT 05358

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Halifax compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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.
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