Rupert, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 714. Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 369  (51.7%)
Females: 345  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05251.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,718 (it was $36,429 in 2000)
Rupert:

$46,718
VT:

$56,990

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,562 (it was $20,480 in 2000)

Rupert town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $244,944 (it was $127,700 in 2000)
Rupert:

$244,944
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $270,127; Detached houses: $287,323; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,922; In 2-unit structures: $484,133; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,768; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $369,432; Mobile homes: $46,371
  • Races in Rupert, VT (2010)

    Rupert races chart
    • 68796.2%White alone
    • 111.5%Hispanic
    • 101.4%Two or more races
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rupert: 106.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (14.3%), Irish (12.6%), German (9.7%), United States (9.7%), Scottish (5.8%), Welsh (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 839 feet

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

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

Rupert,VT real estate house value index trend

Rupert, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Rupert:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rupert town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rupert, Vermont as of May 26, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Rupert to the number of sex offenders is 704 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Rupert town:  1.6% ($2,014)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Rupert satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (49.6 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (125.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (171.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Dorset, VT (2.6 miles ), Pawlet, VT (2.7 miles ), Hebron, NY (2.7 miles ), Sandgate, VT (2.9 miles ), Danby, VT (3.1 miles ), Manchester, VT (3.1 miles ), Salem, NY (3.1 miles ), Granville, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $184,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $193,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.27 N, Longitude: 73.19 W

Area code: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (8%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (7%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Rupert, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rupert-area historical tornado activity is above Vermont state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Rupert town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 23.7 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rupert-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 74.5 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 88.0 miles away from Rupert 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 81.4 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 87.6 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 87.8 miles away from Rupert 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 71.1 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 Bennington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rupert topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rupert:

  • THE ORCHARD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRANVILLE, NY)
  • INDIAN RIVER REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRANVILLE, NY)
  • EMMA LAING STEVENS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GRANVILLE, NY)

Amtrak station near Rupert:

  • 20 miles: FORT EDWARD/GLENS FALLS (FORT EDWARD, EAST ST.) . Services: 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 Rupert:

  • Castleton State College (about 24 miles; Castleton, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,079)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 25 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Skidmore College (about 33 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 33 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Williams College (about 39 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 46 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 46 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)

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Notable location: Rupert Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Rupert: Disciples of Christ Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Kent Hollow Cemetery (1), Graves Family Cemetery (2), West Rupert Cemetery (3), Rupert Street Cemetery (4), North Rupert Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandgate Brook (A), Oven Brook (B), Mill Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bennington 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:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.2%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  9.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

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

1.8%
Whole state:

3.6%
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rupert town (based on Bennington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7428
Mainline Protestant4,49026
Evangelical Protestant1,00512
Other6935
None24,195-
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: 14
Bennington County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Bennington County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Bennington County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

16.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bennington County:

22.9%
Vermont:

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

11.6%
State:

13.3%

4.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
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 Rensselaer County, NY  0.38% ($26,018 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.32% ($30,061)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.30% ($47,089)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,748 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Rutland County, VT  0.39% ($31,100 average AGI)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.32% ($35,265)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.32% ($26,396)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rupert:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rupert:

  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMNV (104.1 FM; RUPERT, VT; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WLJH (90.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE INC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKM-FM (99.1 FM; LAKE GEORGE, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WNYQ (105.7 FM; QUEENSBURY, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Rupert:

  • W36AX (Channel 36; MANCHESTER, ETC., VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • W69AD (Channel 69; BENNINGTON, ETC., VT; Owner: MT. MANSFIELD TELEVISION, INC.)
  • Rupert, Vermont
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:5
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Vermont average
  • Fatal accident count54
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents75
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities60
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
See more detailed statistics of Rupert fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $1,828,000Total costs
  • 8,547Total average daily traffic
  • 691Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,454Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rupert, VT


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CORBEN BABY ACE C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102RJ , Serial Number: 211, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W Ward, 658 State Hwy 153, W Rupert, VT 05776

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Rupert compared to Vermont state average:

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