Waltham, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 486. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 240  (49.4%)
Females: 246  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  48.6 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05491.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $66,290 (it was $46,389 in 2000)
Waltham:

$66,290
VT:

$56,990

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $34,072 (it was $21,567 in 2000)

Waltham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $280,401 (it was $133,500 in 2000)
Waltham:

$280,401
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $308,676; Detached houses: $324,138; Townhouses or other attached units: $202,786; In 2-unit structures: $576,099; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,560; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $661,224; Mobile homes: $104,728
  • Races in Waltham, VT (2010)

    Waltham races chart
    • 47497.5%White alone
    • 51.0%Hispanic
    • 30.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waltham: 102.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.9%), United States (13.2%), French (12.3%), Irish (11.9%), French Canadian (9.0%), Italian (7.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 8.72 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (very low).

Waltham,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Waltham:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waltham town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

31 residents are foreign born (3.1% Asia, 2.3% Europe, 1.0% North America).

This town:

6.5%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Waltham town:  1.7% ($2,310)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (99.0 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (166.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (230.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Vergennes, VT (1.3 miles ), New Haven, VT (2.0 miles ), Ferrisburg, VT (2.0 miles ), Panton, VT (2.0 miles ), Ferrisburgh, VT (2.1 miles ), Weybridge, VT (2.5 miles ), Monkton, VT (2.8 miles ), Bristol, VT (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $109,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $109,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $109,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $168,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.14 N, Longitude: 73.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-4.6%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Waltham, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Waltham-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 89% 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 33.7 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 56.6 miles away from Waltham 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 93.0 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 32.9 miles away from the city 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 52.6 miles away from Waltham 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 66.2 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 Addison County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Waltham:

  • CLARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; VERGENNES, VT)
  • HELEN PORTER HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)
  • PORTER HOSPITAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)
  • WAKE ROBIN-LINDEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHELBURNE, VT)

Amtrak stations near Waltham:

  • 12 miles: WESTPORT (HWY. 9 N. & D&H RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 14 miles: PORT HENRY (RTE. 9 NORTH & RTE. 22) . 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 Waltham:

  • Middlebury College (about 10 miles; Middlebury, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,077)
  • Champlain College (about 23 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 24 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 25 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 25 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Norwich University (about 29 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Castleton State College (about 38 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)

Private school in Waltham:

  • ARK PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN (Students: 41, Location: 862 US ROUTE 7 S, Grades: PK-KG)

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Cemeteries: Chipman Cemetery (1), Ward Cemetery (2), Sunset View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Addison 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 37.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.528. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.528
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.59. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.59
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.07
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.6%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

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

3.2%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waltham town (based on Addison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8926
Mainline Protestant3,49127
Evangelical Protestant80113
Other5606
None26,077-
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: 17
Addison County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Addison County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Addison County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.8%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Addison County:

20.9%
Vermont:

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

9.1%
State:

13.3%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($262 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.13%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  1.68% ($37,800 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.55% ($32,122)
from Washington County, VT  0.24% ($26,528)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($638 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.15%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.59% ($34,752 average AGI)
to Rutland County, VT  0.63% ($27,426)
to Washington County, VT  0.17% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waltham:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WFAD (1490 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Owner: ADDISON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waltham:

  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WWFY (100.9 FM; BERLIN, VT; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, 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.)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCLX (102.5 FM; WESTPORT, NY; Owner: WESTPORT BROADCASTING)
  • WRMC-FM (91.1 FM; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Owner: THE PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)

TV broadcast stations around Waltham:

  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • W25BT (Channel 25; MONKTON, VT; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)
  • W62BY (Channel 62; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W64BP (Channel 64; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W66BX (Channel 66; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W68CK (Channel 68; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • W16AL (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W60AO (Channel 60; PORT HENRY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (17%)

Waltham compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above 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 significantly below state average.
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