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Caledonia County

Population in July 2009: 753. Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 

Males: 376  (50.0%)
Females: 377  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Vermont median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 05836

Estimated median household income in 2011: $47,301 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Walden:

$47,301
Vermont:

$52,776
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,386

Walden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $163,249 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Walden:

$163,249
Vermont:

$213,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $187,602; Detached houses: $198,521; In 2-unit structures: $163,550; Mobile homes: $96,893
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Walden races chart
  • White alone - 768 (98.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walden: 183.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (28.3%), French (24.8%), Irish (15.7%), Scottish (9.1%), German (9.0%), French Canadian (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1634 feet

Land area: 38.7 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Walden:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walden town:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

20 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 1.2% Europe).

This town:  2.6%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Walden, Vermont as of April 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Walden to the number of sex offenders is 188 to 1.


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

Walden town:  1.4% ($1,250)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Walden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (110.7 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (160.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (264.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Stannard, VT (2.2 miles) , Hardwick, VT (2.4 miles ), Cabot, VT (2.5 miles ), Danville, VT (2.6 miles ), Greensboro, VT (2.8 miles ), Woodbury, VT (3.0 miles ), Wheelock, VT (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.48 N, Longitude: 72.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Walden household income distribution Walden home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.6%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +63 (+8.8%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Walden-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 83% 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 72.6 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 75.0 miles away from Walden 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 71.3 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 21.2 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 48.7 miles away from Walden 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 70.5 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).
Walden topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles J. Bell - Politician, George P. Foster - Union Army general, Josiah O. Livingston - Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.

Political contributions by individuals in Walden, VT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walden:

  • Norwich University (about 32 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,269)
  • University of Vermont (about 48 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 48 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Dartmouth College (about 54 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • Middlebury College (about 57 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Plymouth State University (about 57 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 62 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)

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Notable locations in Walden: Fairbanks Mills (A), Walden Station (B), Walden Emergency First Aid Stabilization Team Squad (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walden Heights Cemetery (1), Stevens Hill Cemetery (2), Stebbins Lot Cemetery (3), South Walden Cemetery (4), Orton-Greensboro Bend Cemetery (5), Noyesville Cemetery (6), Houston Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lyford Pond (A), Coles Pond (B), Goslants Mill Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stream Mill Brook (A), Rock Brook (B), Morrill Brook (C), Perkins Meadow Brook (D), Bog Brook (E), Chase Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Walden: Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location 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

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.4%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

7.8%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Walden, VT

Walden compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008

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Religion statistics for Walden (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 Walden:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Walden:

  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, 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)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Walden:

  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Walden fatal accident list:

Sep 28, 2008 01:45 PM, Th-13, Lat: 44.506561, Lon: -72.236714, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 2004 87:99 PM, Th-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 11, 1996 12:42 AM, Vt 15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Jul 28, 1979 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $1,851,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,190
Total average daily truck traffic: 210


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • U S Rt 15 Walden Town Garage S Ofc (Lat: 44.433389 Lon: -72.262056), Call Sign: KNAN843
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.120 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/1996, Expiration Date: 04/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2001
    Registrant: Walden, Town Of, West Danville, VT 05873, Phone: (802) 563-2220


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Walden


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