Sunderland, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 956. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 468  (49.0%)
Females: 488  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05252.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,694 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Sunderland:

$53,694
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,778 (it was $19,453 in 2000)

Sunderland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $212,407 (it was $113,600 in 2000)
Sunderland:

$212,407
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $290,551; Detached houses: $314,468; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,754; In 2-unit structures: $309,704; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,980; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,183; Mobile homes: $54,002
  • Races in Sunderland, VT (2010)

    Sunderland races chart
    • 90995.1%White alone
    • 232.4%Two or more races
    • 192.0%Hispanic
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sunderland: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (27.9%), English (22.9%), French (18.0%), German (14.4%), United States (7.3%), Italian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 45.4 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Sunderland,VT real estate house value index trend

Sunderland, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Sunderland:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sunderland town:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sunderland, Vermont as of November 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Sunderland to the number of sex offenders is 956 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:

Sunderland town:  1.8% ($2,068)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Sunderland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (45.3 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (114.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (159.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Arlington, VT (1.7 miles ), Manchester, VT (2.4 miles ), Sandgate, VT (2.6 miles ), Glastenbury, VT (2.7 miles) , Manchester Center, VT (2.7 miles ), Stratton, VT (3.1 miles) , Shaftsbury, VT (3.1 miles ), Somerset, VT (3.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.08 N, Longitude: 73.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-2.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Sunderland, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sunderland, Vermont average temperatures Sunderland, Vermont average precipitation Sunderland, Vermont humidity Sunderland, Vermont wind speed Sunderland, Vermont snowfall Sunderland, Vermont sunshine Sunderland, Vermont clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sunderland-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Sunderland town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 tornado 15.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sunderland-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 87.0 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 102.2 miles away from Sunderland 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 80.7 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 86.1 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 102.0 miles away from Sunderland 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 83.8 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).
Sunderland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunderland:

  • PROSPECT NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NORTH BENNINGTON, VT)
  • THE ORCHARD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRANVILLE, NY)
  • VERMONT VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • VNA AND HOSPICE OF SVHC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • CRESCENT MANOR CARE CTRS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • CENTERS FOR LIVING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BENNINGTON, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunderland:

  • Williams College (about 27 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 35 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 35 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Skidmore College (about 35 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)
  • Castleton State College (about 37 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 39 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 39 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)

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Notable locations in Sunderland: Story Spring Shelter (A), South Bourn Shelter (B), Ondawa 4-H Camp (C), Sunderland Station (D), Kelley Stand (E), Bourn Shelter (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sunderland include: East Arlington Federated Church (A), Sunderland Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ira Allen Cemetery (1), South End Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lye Brook Meadows (A), Lost Pond (B), Beebe Pond (C), Bourn Pond (D), Branch Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Creek (A), Tanner Brook (B), South Fork Roaring Branch (C), South Alder Brook (D), Cole Brook (E), Branch Pond Brook (F), Beaver Meadow Brook (G), North Alder Brook (H), Mill Brook (I). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.1. This is better than average.

City:

60.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.13
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.5%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.6%

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

Sunderland travel time to work - commute Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBTN (1370 AM; 1 kW; BENNINGTON, VT; Owner: SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunderland:

  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • 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.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WLJH (90.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE INC)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; 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.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sunderland:

  • W36AX (Channel 36; MANCHESTER, ETC., VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • W69AD (Channel 69; BENNINGTON, ETC., VT; Owner: MT. MANSFIELD TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVBK-LP (Channel 49; MANCHESTER, ETC., VT; Owner: VISION 3 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • Sunderland, Vermont
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:1
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents33
  • 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 Sunderland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 53m174ftTotal length
  • $5,225,000Total costs
  • 32,950Total average daily traffic
  • 2,544Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sunderland, VT

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA1DLA, Licensee ID: L00274802, Grant Date: 08/12/2013, Expiration Date: 11/09/2023, Certifier: John H Evans, Registrant: John H Evans, 1789 Sunderland Hill Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250-9748

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3943F , Serial Number: 36843, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Gary V Townsend, 42 Borough Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250

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

SUNDERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 6378 VT RTE 7A , Population served: 88, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 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), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sunderland that have no violations reported:

  • NORTH BENNINGTON WATER DEPT (Address: 163 MCCORMICK LN , Population served: 1,700, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Sunderland 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 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.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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