Peacham, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 732.
Population change since 2000: +10.1%
 
Males: 351  (48.0%)
Females: 381  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Vermont median age:

45.8 years

Zip codes: 05873.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,308 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Peacham:

$56,308
VT:

$57,513

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,158 (it was $19,808 in 2000)

Peacham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $249,703 (it was $122,700 in 2000)
Peacham:

$249,703
VT:

$226,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $226,465; detached houses: $242,900; townhouses or other attached units: $338,346; in 2-unit structures: $191,993; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $244,588; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,950; mobile homes: $85,251
March 2019 cost of living index in Peacham: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Peacham, VT (2010)
    • 71497.5%White alone
    • 71.0%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 30.4%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Peacham, Vermont as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peacham is 732 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (34.9%), Irish (17.6%), Scottish (15.5%), Italian (11.3%), German (10.4%), French (9.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 46.7 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Peacham, Vermont map

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Vermont:

3.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Peacham town:

1.6% ($1,994)
Vermont:

2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (100.0 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (149.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (256.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Barnet, VT (2.2 miles ),
Danville, VT (2.5 miles ),
Groton, VT (2.7 miles ),
Cabot, VT (2.9 miles ),
Monroe, NH (2.9 miles ),
Marshfield, VT (2.9 miles ),
Ryegate, VT (3.1 miles ),
St. Johnsbury, VT (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 72.18 W

Area code: 802

Distribution of median household income in Peacham, VT in 2017
Peacham satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $267,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Peacham, VT residents
Average permit cost in Peacham, VT
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Peacham, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.8%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Peacham, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Lawyers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Art and design workers (5.6%)

Average climate in Peacham, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Peacham, Vermont average temperatures Peacham, Vermont average precipitation Peacham, Vermont humidity Peacham, Vermont wind speed Peacham, Vermont snowfall Peacham, Vermont sunshine Peacham, Vermont clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Peacham-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% 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 76.8 miles away from Peacham center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from the city 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 64.4 miles away from Peacham 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 75.4 miles away from Peacham 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 13.5 miles away from the city 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 42.3 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 Caledonia County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Heavy Rains: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peacham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Peacham:

  • FMC OF ST. JOHNSBURY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • ST JOHNSBURY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • CALEDONIA HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • NORTHEASTERN VERMONT REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • PINES REHAB AND HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LYNDONVILLE, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peacham:

  • Norwich University (about 28 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Dartmouth College (about 44 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Plymouth State University (about 47 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 50 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 51 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 52 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 52 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Public elementary/middle school in Peacham:

See full list of schools located in Peacham

Library in Peacham:

  • PEACHAM (Operating income: $39,755; Location: 656 BAYLEY HAZEN RD.; 8,891 books; 342 audio materials; 528 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 46 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Peacham: Highland Green Camp (A), New Discovery Campground (B), Osmore Pond Picnic Shelter (C), Peacham Library (D), Peacham Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Reverend Worcester Cemetery (1), Peacham East Cemetery (2), Peacham Corner Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cow Hill Pond (A), Osmore Pond (B), Goslant Pond (C), Mud Pond (D), Keiser Pond (E), Fosters Pond (F), Peacham Pond (G), Ewell Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sucker Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Peacham: New Discovery Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John Blanchard (politician) - Politician, John Martin (businessman) - Chief executive, Robert M. Blair - Union Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Caledonia 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 Peacham and their reported violations in the past:

PEACHAM FIRE DISTRICT 1 (Address: 613 BAYLEY-HAZEN RD , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
PEACHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1998)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-1997)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Vermont:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.2%
Whole state:

62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

9.2%


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

6.5%
Whole state:

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.6%

For population 15 years and over in Peacham:

Marital status in Peacham, VT
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Peacham:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Vermont average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peacham, VT (based on Caledonia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3556
Mainline Protestant3,81032
Evangelical Protestant1,48815
Other7809
None20,794-
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: 15
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Caledonia County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Caledonia County:

7.9%
State:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caledonia County:

24.6%
Vermont:

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

11.5%
Vermont:

13.3%

5.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Vermont average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orleans County, VT  0.61% ($22,579 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.48% ($39,169)
from Grafton County, NH  0.34% ($40,286)


6.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Vermont average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, VT  0.61% ($41,382 average AGI)
to Orleans County, VT  0.50% ($39,476)
to Grafton County, NH  0.47% ($34,525)

Strongest AM radio stations in Peacham:

  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTJ (1340 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKI (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: GALLOWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peacham:

  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLTN-FM (96.7 FM; LISBON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • 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)
  • WCMD (89.9 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Peacham:

  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WBVT-LP (Channel 39; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Peacham: Robert M. Blair.

Peacham fatal accident list:

Sep 9, 2004 87:99 PM, Sr-232, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • $184,000Total costs
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N1YCC, Grant Date: 11/04/1996, Expiration Date: 11/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2008, Registrant: William P Frey, Peacham, VT 05862
  • Call Sign: W1PHI, Licensee ID: L01102483, Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 03/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2018, Certifier: Neil H Bradley Sr, Registrant: Neil H Bradley Sr, 767 Thaddeus Stevens Rd, Peacham, VT 05863-2009
  • Call Sign: KC1JXW, Licensee ID: L02195757, Grant Date: 06/21/2018, Expiration Date: 06/21/2028, Certifier: August A Kubicke, Registrant: August A Kubicke, Peacham, VT 05862

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peacham, VT
  • 66.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.6%Wood
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peacham, VT
  • 64.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.4%Wood
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Peacham compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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