Ryegate, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,174.
Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 582  (49.6%)
Females: 592  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Vermont median age:

45.8 years

Zip codes: 05042.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,748 (it was $36,761 in 2000)
Ryegate:

$51,748
VT:

$57,513

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,125 (it was $17,880 in 2000)

Ryegate town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,336 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Ryegate:

$170,336
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 Ryegate: 99.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Ryegate, VT (2010)
    • 1,14097.1%White alone
    • 161.4%Two or more races
    • 80.7%Hispanic
    • 40.3%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ryegate, Vermont as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ryegate is 294 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (28.0%), French (17.8%), Irish (17.7%), Scottish (12.1%), French Canadian (6.1%), German (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 36.6 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Vermont:

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

1.8% ($1,475)
Vermont:

2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (90.7 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (140.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (249.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Wells River, VT (2.1 miles ),
Woodsville, NH (2.4 miles ),
Monroe, NH (2.5 miles ),
Barnet, VT (2.6 miles ),
Bath, NH (2.7 miles ),
Groton, VT (2.7 miles ),
Newbury, VT (3.0 miles ),
Peacham, VT (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.21 N, Longitude: 72.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Distribution of median household income in Ryegate, VT in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Ryegate, VT residents
Average permit cost in Ryegate, VT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Vermont:

2.3%
Unemployment by year
Population change in the 1990s: +82 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in Ryegate, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.9%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Ryegate, VT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)

Average climate in Ryegate, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Ryegate-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 82.3 miles away from Ryegate center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from Ryegate 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 55.1 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 10.6 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 81.0 miles away from Ryegate 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 37.2 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ryegate:

  • GRAFTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NORTH HAVERHILL, NH)
  • COTTAGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WOODSVILLE, NH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ryegate:

  • Norwich University (about 29 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Dartmouth College (about 37 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Plymouth State University (about 38 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Middlebury College (about 56 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 57 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 57 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 58 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ryegate: Warners Campground (A), Pleasant Valley Campground (B), South Ryegate Public Library (C), Ryegate Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ryegate: South Ryegate Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), North Ryegate Cemetery (2), Blue Mountain Cemetery (3), Pinehurst Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Coburn Pond (A), Ticklenaked Pond (B), McLam Pond (C), Symes Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scott Brook (A), McLam Brook (B), Manchester Brook (C), Scotch Burn (D), Wormwood Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Alexander M. Beatty - 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
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Vermont:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.1%
Whole state:

62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.5%
Whole state:

9.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.9%
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 Ryegate:

Marital status in Ryegate, VT
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ryegate:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Vermont average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ryegate, 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
Caledonia County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WSTJ (1340 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLTN (1400 AM; 1 kW; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ryegate:

  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTN-FM (96.7 FM; LISBON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYKR-FM (101.3 FM; HAVERHILL, NH; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Ryegate:

  • 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 Ryegate: Alexander M. Beatty.

  • Ryegate, Vermont
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents28
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Vermont average
  • Fatal accident count879
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1210
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons405
  • Fatalities978
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents2236
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents30
See more detailed statistics of Ryegate fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.0mTotal length
  • $3,576,000Total costs
  • 17,100Total average daily traffic
  • 1,772Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Ryegate, VT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ryegate, VT

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA1IRR, Licensee ID: L01373568, Grant Date: 02/24/2018, Expiration Date: 02/25/2028, Certifier: Lewis H Speer, Registrant: Lewis H Speer, 209 Buchanan Dr, Ryegate, VT 05042
  • Call Sign: W1LTW, Grant Date: 06/07/1988, Expiration Date: 06/07/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2000, Registrant: Hassall E Nelson, ., Ryegate, VT 05042

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 14 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Ryegate, VT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (62.5%), and Outside Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ryegate, VT
    • 8062.5%Structure Fires
    • 3426.6%Outside Fires
    • 1310.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ryegate, VT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ryegate, VT
  • 60.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.4%Wood
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ryegate, VT
  • 91.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ryegate compared to Vermont state average:

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