Topsham, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,173. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 603  (51.4%)
Females: 570  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05076.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,957 (it was $37,202 in 2000)
Topsham:

$48,957
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,977 (it was $15,405 in 2000)

Topsham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,220 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Topsham:

$150,220
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $177,198; Detached houses: $193,284; Townhouses or other attached units: $310,185; Mobile homes: $64,068
Topsham races chart
  • White alone - 1,137 (96.9%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Topsham: 177.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (31.3%), French (16.1%), United States (15.0%), Irish (13.0%), Scottish (12.0%), German (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 48.9 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Topsham,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Topsham:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topsham town:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Vermont:  4.0%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Topsham, Vermont as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Topsham to the number of sex offenders is 379 to 1.


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

Topsham town:  1.6% ($1,247)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (88.7 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (138.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (241.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Orange, VT (2.6 miles ), Corinth, VT (2.7 miles ), Groton, VT (2.8 miles ), Washington, VT (3.0 miles ), Ryegate, VT (3.1 miles ), East Barre, VT (3.1 miles ), Wells River, VT (3.2 miles ), Newbury, VT (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.13 N, Longitude: 72.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Topsham household income distribution Topsham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+17.2%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Topsham-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 76.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from Topsham 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 54.4 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 75.2 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 20.1 miles away from Topsham 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 45.1 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 Orange County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: William Nutt - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Topsham:

  • GRAFTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NORTH HAVERHILL, NH)
  • HILL ICF/MR (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • ROWAN COURT HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • COTTAGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WOODSVILLE, NH)
  • BERLIN HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BARRE, VT)

Amtrak station near Topsham:

  • 20 miles: MONTPELIER-BARRE (MONTPELIER, MONTPELIER JCT. RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, 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 Topsham:

  • Norwich University (about 21 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Dartmouth College (about 30 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Plymouth State University (about 39 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Middlebury College (about 47 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 52 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 53 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 53 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)

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Notable locations in Topsham: Tri-Village Fire Department (A), Tri-village Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Hill Cemetery (1), West Topsham Cemetery (2), Waits River Cemetery (3), Round Top Cemetery (4), Fellows Cemetery (5), Mills Family Cemetery (6), Huckins-Caldwell Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Norwich Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Powder Spring Brook (A), Perry Brook (B), Levi Brook (C), East Orange Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Topsham: Pine Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its 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 2002 was 81.0. This is about average.

City:

81.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.4%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.7%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

12.8%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

3.6%

Topsham compared to Vermont state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.13%
Here: 16.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal Church
Adherents39.7%16.1%11.4%7.2%6.4%
Congregations36.5%17.3%7.7%7.7%3.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran ChurchFriends (Quakers)Conservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents5.9%4.0%2.3%2.1%5.1%
Congregations5.8%1.9%3.8%1.9%13.5%
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: 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 Topsham:

  • 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.)
  • WSNO (1450 AM; 1 kW; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKI (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: GALLOWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topsham:

  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCMD (89.9 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORK (107.1 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • 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.)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Topsham:

  • WBVT-LP (Channel 39; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)

Topsham fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 1999 02:35 PM, Us-302, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $1,461,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,650
Total average daily truck traffic: 675
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 13,578

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Topsham, VT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Pierson Hill (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267306), Call Sign: KCZ446
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.195 MHz, 159.195 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2012, Expiration Date: 09/14/2022
    Registrant: Vt Department Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5553, Email:
  • Summit Pierson Hill (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267861), Call Sign: WNAK243
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/07/2014
    Registrant: Vt Department Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5553, Email:
  • Summit Of Pierson Hill 5kms Se Of Junction (Lat: 44.116667 Lon: -72.268056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KSU618
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.025 MHz, 460.025 MHz, 460.150 MHz, 453.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022
    Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-2101, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • Pierson Hill (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267861), Call Sign: KXV391, Licensee ID: L00153794
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.150 MHz, 460.275 MHz, 460.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023
    Registrant: State Of Vermont, 103 S Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676, Phone: (802) 241-5215
  • PIERSON HILL, Summit Of Pierson Hill 5kms Se Of Junction (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.3 m, Call Sign: WQHQ378
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.212 MHz, 453.212 MHz, 453.462 MHz, 453.462 MHz, 453.712 MHz, 453.712 MHz, 453.862 MHz, 453.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2007, Expiration Date: 10/03/2017, Certifier: Terry Lavalley
    Registrant: Acd Telecom Inc., 1268 Upsala Road, Sanford, FL 32771, Phone: (407) 302-2237, Fax: (407) 302-2293, Email:
  • PIERSON HILL, Summit Of Pierson Hill 5kms Se Of Junction (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.3 m, Call Sign: WQJC670
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.137 MHz, 151.137 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/25/2008, Expiration Date: 07/25/2018
    Registrant: Acd Telecom Inc., 1268 Upsala Road, Sanford, FL 32771, Phone: (407) 302-2237, Fax: (407) 302-2293, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Pierson Hill, Summit Of Pierson Hill (Lat: 44.116722 Lon: -72.267611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WOV83
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.600 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6730.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2009, Expiration Date: 12/21/2019
    Registrant: State Of Vermont, 103 South Main St, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AA6TT, Licensee ID: L00311399
    Grant Date: 02/05/2002, Expiration Date: 05/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2003, Certifier: William H Hein Iii
    Registrant: William H Hein Iii, 10 Clark Rd, Topsham, VT 05076-3086
  • Call Sign: N1XPH, Previous Call Sign: N0XWE, Licensee ID: L00671730
    Grant Date: 04/16/2003, Expiration Date: 07/13/2013, Certifier: Christine J Hein
    Registrant: Christine J Hein, 10 Clark Road, Topsham, VT 05076-3086
  • Call Sign: NT1Y, Previous Call Sign: AA6TT, Licensee ID: L00311399
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/26/2008, Certifier: William H Hein Iii
    Registrant: William H Hein Iii, 10 Clark Rd, Topsham, VT 05076-3086

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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