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 2013: $50,554 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Peacham:

$50,554
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,489 (it was $19,808 in 2000)

Peacham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $236,311 (it was $122,700 in 2000)
Peacham:

$236,311
VT:

$218,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $193,527; Detached houses: $210,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $278,147; In 2-unit structures: $154,343; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,883; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,928; Mobile homes: $65,396
  • Races in Peacham, VT (2010)

    Peacham races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Peacham: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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,VT real estate house value index trend

Peacham, Vermont map

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

For population 15 years and over in Peacham town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

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)
Peacham satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 72.18 W

Area code: 802

Peacham household income distribution Peacham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Peacham, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 110.5 miles away from Peacham 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 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 75.4 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 13.5 miles away from Peacham 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peacham topographic map

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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:

Private elementary/middle school in Peacham:

  • STEVENS SCHOOL OF PEACHAM (Students: 28; Location: 1510 BAYLEY HAZEN RD; Grades: 3 - 8)
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)

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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

Caledonia 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 2002 was 81.0. This is about average.

City:

81.0
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1

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%

Peacham compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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.

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peacham town (based on Caledonia County data)

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
Caledonia County:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caledonia County:

24.6%
Vermont:

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

11.5%
State:

13.3%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orleans County, VT  0.56% ($30,029 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.44% ($37,611)
from Grafton County, NH  0.31% ($41,868)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Vermont average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orleans County, VT  0.45% ($34,732 average AGI)
to Washington County, VT  0.44% ($27,444)
to Grafton County, NH  0.43% ($41,943)

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)

Peacham fatal accident list:

Sep 9, 2004 87:99 PM, Sr-232, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $112,000Total costs
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • 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, Certifier: Neil H Bradley Sr
    Registrant: Neil H Bradley Sr, 767 Thaddeus Stevens Rd, Peacham, VT 05863-2009

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Peacham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Peacham, VT
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