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Population in 2010: 3,535. Population change since 2000: +4.1%
 

Males: 1,804  (51.0%)
Females: 1,731  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05459.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,707 (it was $41,556 in 2000)
Highgate:

$53,707
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,147

Highgate town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $192,714 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Highgate:

$192,714
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $195,148; Detached houses: $214,985; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,149; In 2-unit structures: $294,763; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $364,404; Mobile homes: $113,213
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Highgate races chart
  • White alone - 3,289 (93.0%)
  • Two or more races - 116 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 96 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highgate: 184.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (23.6%), French Canadian (19.3%), United States (13.1%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.1%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 51.1 square miles.

Population density: 69 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Highgate:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highgate town:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

130 residents are foreign born (3.4% North America).

This town:  3.8%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Highgate, Vermont as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Highgate to the number of sex offenders is 3,724 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:

Highgate town:  1.4% ($1,334)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (154.6 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (207.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (296.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Swanton, VT (1.9 miles ), Sheldon, VT (2.7 miles ), Franklin, VT (3.0 miles ), St. Albans, VT (3.1 miles ), Fairfield, VT (3.4 miles ), Alburg, VT (3.4 miles ), Enosburg Falls, VT (3.6 miles ), North Hero, VT (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $173,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.95 N, Longitude: 73.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Highgate household income distribution Highgate home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +456 (+15.5%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Highgate-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 77% 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 45.4 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 93.5 miles away from Highgate center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 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 91.0 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 72.9 miles away from Highgate center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Highgate:

  • SAINT ALBANS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)
  • REDSTONE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ST ALBANS, VT)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 11 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, VT)

Airports located in Highgate:

Amtrak stations near Highgate:

  • 10 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.
  • 16 miles: ROUSES POINT (PRATT ST.) . 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 Highgate:

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 27 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,847)
  • University of Vermont (about 34 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 34 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Norwich University (about 60 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Middlebury College (about 66 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Dartmouth College (about 95 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 97 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,011)

Library in Highgate:

  • HIGHGATE PUBLIC (Operating income: $45,784; Location: 17 MILL HILL; 8,929 books; 158 audio materials; 106 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Highgate: Round Barn (A), De La Bruere Dairy (B), Highgate Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Highgate include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Saint Louis Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Deal Cemetery (1), East Highgate Cemetery (2), Hyde Cemetery (3), Platt Cemetery (4), Saint Louis Cemetery (5), Sherwood Cemetery (6), Stimet Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Proper Pond (A), Cutler Pond (B), Big Marsh Slough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steele Brook (A), Saxe Brook (B), Rock River (C), Missisquoi River (D), Wood Duck Creek (E), Dead Creek (F), Cripple Brush Creek (G), Cranberry Creek (H), Carman Brook (I). 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

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.5%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.6%
Whole state:  9.2%

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:

10.0%
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 Highgate, VT

Highgate compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below 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. (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.27%
Here51.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of VasiloupulisEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents69.9%11.5%7.4%2.9%2.8%
Congregations24.6%29.8%3.5%10.5%7.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.2%1.6%1.0%0.3%0.5%
Congregations10.5%5.3%1.8%1.8%5.3%
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: 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%

5.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Vermont average:

6.60%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($532 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chittenden County, VT  2.31% ($39,529 average AGI)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.25% ($33,911)
from Grand Isle County, VT  0.21% ($29,289)


5.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Vermont average:

6.82%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.07%
Vermont average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chittenden County, VT  2.09% ($34,468 average AGI)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.28% ($29,039)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.21% ($24,947)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highgate:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRSA (1420 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, VT)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, 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.)
  • 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 Highgate:

  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highgate:

  • W52CD (Channel 52; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: VERMONT LOW POWER TV, LP)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 96 meters (315ft)
Total costs: $1,028,000
Total average daily traffic: 25,410
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,651

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Highgate, VT


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Highgate Falls Power Plant (Lat: 44.934778 Lon: -73.049583), Call Sign: KJW474
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.940 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 05/15/2014
    Registrant: Burlington Communications, 4735 Williston Rd. Ste 30, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 862-7092, Email:
  • Highgate Falls Power Plant (Lat: 44.934778 Lon: -73.049583), Call Sign: KJW475
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2012, Expiration Date: 07/21/2022
    Registrant: Burlington Communications, 4735 Williston Rd, Ste 30, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 862-7092, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Highgate Converter (Lat: 44.938083 Lon: -73.053722), Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNEH939
    Assigned Frequencies: 2136.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/1991, Expiration Date: 05/23/1996, Cancellation Date: 02/14/1996
    Registrant: Phone: (802) 773-9161
  • CONVERTER, 2694 Vt Route 78 (Lat: 44.938500 Lon: -73.053500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQOQ940, Licensee ID: L01444972
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2012, Expiration Date: 01/03/2022, Certifier: Phil Chitwood
    Registrant: Vermont Transco, LLC, 366 Pinnacle Ridge Rd, Rutland, VT 05701, Phone: (802) 770-6235, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Franklin County State Airport (Lat: 44.940833 Lon: -73.099444), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WEX8
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2006, Expiration Date: 02/28/2016
    Registrant: Vermont Agency Of Transportation, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05633-5001, Phone: (802) 828-1083, Fax: (802) 828-2848, Email:
  • Franklin County State Airport (Lat: 44.940333 Lon: -73.097083), Type: Tower, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WYK9
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2009, Expiration Date: 03/18/2019
    Registrant: Vermont Agency Of Transportation, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05633, Phone: (802) 828-1083, Fax: (802) 828-2848, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1HCR, Licensee ID: L00391235
    Grant Date: 08/17/2011, Expiration Date: 08/20/2021, Certifier: Louis W Greenia Jr
    Registrant: Louis W Greenia Jr, 726 Lamkin Street, Highgate, VT 05459

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6001A , Serial Number: 28601, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Franklin County State Airport, Highgate, VT 05459


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Highgate


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Highgate, VT
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  • Douglas S. Dewey (2)
  • Christopher Many (2)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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