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Population in 2010: 703. Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 364  (51.8%)
Females: 339  (48.2%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05866.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,122 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$35,122
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,984

Sheffield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $148,437 (it was $78,600 in 2000)
Sheffield:

$148,437
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,796; Detached houses: $178,286; Townhouses or other attached units: $62,534; Mobile homes: $78,492
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  • White alone - 692 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheffield: 193.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (26.1%), English (18.6%), United States (13.8%), Irish (12.8%), German (7.4%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 907 feet

Land area: 32.6 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sheffield:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheffield town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sheffield, Vermont as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheffield to the number of sex offenders is 352 to 1.


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

Sheffield town:  1.2% ($978)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Sheffield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (114.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (168.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (286.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Wheelock, VT (2.2 miles ), Sutton, VT (2.3 miles ), Glover, VT (2.5 miles ), Stannard, VT (2.7 miles) , West Burke, VT (2.7 miles ), Barton, VT (2.9 miles ), Greensboro Bend, VT (3.0 miles ), Greensboro, VT (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.63 N, Longitude: 72.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+31.2%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Sheffield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 86% 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 78.8 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 82.7 miles away from Sheffield 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 77.4 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 26.3 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 49.5 miles away from Sheffield center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 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: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheffield topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Sheffield:

  • UNION HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GLOVER, VT)
  • MAPLE LANE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BARTON, VT)
  • PINES REHAB AND HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LYNDONVILLE, VT)

Political contributions by individuals in Sheffield, VT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheffield:

  • Norwich University (about 43 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,269)
  • University of Vermont (about 54 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 55 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Plymouth State University (about 65 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • Dartmouth College (about 65 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 66 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)
  • Middlebury College (about 68 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public elementary/middle school in Sheffield:

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Notable location: Sheffield - Wheelock Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sheffield: The Old Church on the Hill (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Union House-King James Cemetery (1), Sheffield Heights-Cass Cemetery (2), Mosher Cemetery (3), Ingalls-Mosher Cemetery (4), Dexter Cemetery (5), Baptist Hill Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Duck Pond (A), Bruce Pond (B), Blake Pond (C), Round Pond (D), Mud Pond (E), Long Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Square Brook (A), Oregon Brook (B), Nation Brook (C), Clark Brook (D), Chamberlain Brook (E), Trout Brook (F). Display/hide their locations 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.2. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.73
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sheffield and their reported violations in the past:

SHEFFIELD FD 1 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-30-1999), St Boil Water Order (JAN-01-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
WHEELOCK FD 1 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-01-1999), St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-1999)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.3%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

22.9%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sheffield, VT

Sheffield compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Wood (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.01%
Here42.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents60.8%11.1%9.5%4.3%2.8%
Congregations9.6%15.4%23.1%9.6%5.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.7%3.0%
Congregations5.8%1.9%1.9%7.7%19.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

6.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Vermont average:

6.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans County, VT  0.70% ($27,024 average AGI)
from Grafton County, NH  0.48% ($42,138)
from Washington County, VT  0.46% ($32,509)


6.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Vermont average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orleans County, VT  0.60% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Washington County, VT  0.44% ($28,942)
to Essex County, VT  0.41% ($26,878)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheffield:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSTJ (1340 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheffield:

  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLTN-FM (96.7 FM; LISBON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sheffield:

  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WVTB (Channel 20; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
Sheffield, Vermont:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Vermont average:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 56
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 120
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Sheffield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $795,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,790
Total average daily truck traffic: 636
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 8,899


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.602250 Lon: -72.118889, Call Sign: WQPX372
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.540 MHz, 160.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2012, Expiration Date: 09/07/2022, Certifier: Dusty Nelson
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Sheffield Heights (Lat: 44.662250 Lon: -72.163972), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WHK216
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/03/2022
    Registrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1129 20th St, Nw Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: NF1C, Licensee ID: L01089216
    Grant Date: 11/29/2005, Expiration Date: 02/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2009, Certifier: Geraldine A Preston
    Registrant: Geraldine A Preston, Sheffield, VT 05866-0483

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH B19 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24605 , Serial Number: MB-553, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1972
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Edward C Richardson, 558 Vt State Tre 122, Sheffield, VT 05866, Other Owners: Audrey A Richardson, Barbara M Richardson


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Duane E. Allen (2)
  • Duane Edward Allen (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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