For population 25 years and over in Orwell:
For population 15 years and over in Orwell town:
39 residents are foreign born (1.7% North America, 1.6% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (76.7 miles , pop. 61,821).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (151.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (207.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Sudbury, VT (2.3 miles ), Whiting, VT (2.3 miles ), Shoreham, VT (2.4 miles ), Benson, VT (2.6 miles ), Hubbardton, VT (2.8 miles ), Putnam, NY (2.8 miles ), Ticonderoga, NY (3.0 miles ), Brandon, VT (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.81 N, Longitude: 73.28 W
Area code: 802
Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+8.0%).
Work and jobs in Orwell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Orwell, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Orwell-area historical tornado activity is near Vermont state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 54.7 miles away from the Orwell town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/11/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Orwell-area historical earthquake activity is above Vermont state average. It is 73% 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 53.7 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 51.7 miles away from Orwell 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 86.9 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 51.3 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 49.5 miles away from Orwell 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 75.6 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: 9, Storms: 9, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: George E. Royce - Businessman and state legislator, William Pitt Kellogg - Politician, Louis Winslow Austin - Physicist.
Hospitals/medical centers near Orwell:
Amtrak stations near Orwell:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orwell:
See full list of schools located in Orwell
Public elementary/middle school in Orwell:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.381. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Orwell and their reported violations in the past:ORWELL VILLAGE SCHOOL (Address: 494 MAIN ST , Population served: 184, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CHIPMAN POINT MARINA (Address: 68 CHIPMAN POINT RD , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Orwell compared to Vermont state average:
Banks with branches in Orwell (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Orwell (based on Addison County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.02%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,807 average adjusted gross income)
0.46% of residents moved from foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,789 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Orwell, Vermont:See more detailed statistics of Orwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $451,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,020
Total average daily truck traffic: 37
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 1,496
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Orwell)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: