Strafford, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,098. Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 533  (48.5%)
Females: 565  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05072.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,381 (it was $46,711 in 2000)
Strafford:

$65,381
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,312 (it was $22,267 in 2000)

Strafford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $302,399 (it was $152,200 in 2000)
Strafford:

$302,399
VT:

$223,700
  • Races in Strafford, VT (2010)

    Strafford races chart
    • 1,05596.1%White alone
    • 211.9%Two or more races
    • 161.5%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Strafford: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (41.3%), German (17.0%), Irish (16.4%), Scottish (12.1%), French (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 44.2 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Strafford,VT real estate house value index trend

Strafford, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Strafford:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strafford town:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

20 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Strafford town:  1.4% ($2,151)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Strafford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (77.2 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (125.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (223.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Vershire, VT (2.3 miles ), Tunbridge, VT (2.4 miles ), Thetford, VT (2.7 miles ), West Fairlee, VT (2.8 miles ), Sharon, VT (2.8 miles ), South Royalton, VT (2.9 miles ), Chelsea, VT (3.0 miles ), Royalton, VT (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.88 N, Longitude: 72.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +137 (+15.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Strafford, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Strafford-area historical tornado activity is near Vermont state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Strafford town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1973, a category F2 tornado 30.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Strafford-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 98.2 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 78.8 miles away from Strafford 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 46.7 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 77.8 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 36.2 miles away from Strafford 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 94.0 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 Orange County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Strafford topographic map

Birthplace of: Justin Smith Morrill - Politician, Doc Hazleton - Baseball player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Strafford:

  • KENDAL AT HANOVER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HANOVER, NH)
  • HANOVER TERRACE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HANOVER, NH)
  • VNA AND HOSPICE OF VERMONT AND NH (Hospital, about 14 miles away; WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT)
  • GIFFORD ELDERLY CARE INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RANDOLPH, VT)
  • BROOKSIDE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT)
  • GIFFORD MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; RANDOLPH, VT)
  • MENIG EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RANDOLPH, VT)

Amtrak stations near Strafford:

  • 15 miles: RANDOLPH (DEPOT SQ.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (RAILROAD ROW) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strafford:

  • Dartmouth College (about 13 miles; Hanover, NH; Full-time enrollment: 6,030)
  • Norwich University (about 23 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Plymouth State University (about 36 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Middlebury College (about 41 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Castleton State College (about 45 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 58 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Champlain College (about 59 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Public elementary/middle school in Strafford:

See full list of schools located in Strafford

Library in Strafford:

  • MORRILL MEM. & HARRIS (Operating income: $48,186; Location: 220 JUSTIN MORRILL HWY.; 8,810 books; 618 audio materials; 337 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Strafford: Morrill Memorial and Harris Library (A), Strafford Meeting House (B), Strafford Firemen's Association (C), Strafford Firemen's Association - Main Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wood Cemetery (1), Strafford Cemetery (2), Robinson Cemetery (3), Old City Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5), Dow Cemetery (6), Cook-Huse-Fulton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Miller Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Old City Brook (A), Copperas Brook (B), Alger Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Strafford include: Kibling Hill Wildlife Management Area (1), Justin Smith Morrill Homestead State Historic Site (2), Clover Hill Wildlife Management Area (3), Strafford Village Historic District (4), Podunk Wildlife Management Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Morrill Justin Smith Homestead (Historical Places & Services; Morrill Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Orange 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 2013 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.8%
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: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.9%
Whole state:

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

5.1%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Strafford town (based on Orange County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,44333
Catholic1,2185
Evangelical Protestant43811
Other462
None24,791-
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: 8
Orange County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Orange County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Orange County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

25.8%
Vermont:

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

12.5%
State:

13.3%

6.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Washington County, VT  1.42% ($29,382 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.99% ($32,300)
from Grafton County, NH  0.70% ($32,424)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
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 Washington County, VT  1.32% ($28,267 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  1.12% ($27,801)
to Grafton County, NH  0.66% ($41,481)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strafford:

  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, 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)
  • WDCR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HANOVER, NH; Owner: TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE)
  • WWWT (1320 AM; 1 kW; RANDOLPH, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSL (1400 AM; 1 kW; HANOVER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNHV (910 AM; 1 kW; WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strafford:

  • WRJT (103.1 FM; ROYALTON, VT; Owner: LISBON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • 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)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WXXK (100.5 FM; LEBANON, NH; 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)
  • WCVR-FM (102.1 FM; RANDOLPH, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Strafford:

  • W15BK (Channel 15; HANOVER, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Strafford fatal accident list:

Feb 22, 2008 11:16 AM, Min C 0634, Taylor Valley Road, Lat: 43.88961, Lon: -72.38932, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $3,221,000Total costs
  • 3,187Total average daily traffic
  • 110Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,409Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Strafford, VT

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

STONE SOUP (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Strafford compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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