Wardsboro, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 900. Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 467  (51.9%)
Females: 433  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05355.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,955 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Wardsboro:

$47,955
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,104 (it was $17,165 in 2000)

Wardsboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $196,189 (it was $103,000 in 2000)
Wardsboro:

$196,189
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $269,727; Detached houses: $287,548; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,455; In 2-unit structures: $281,048; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,395; Mobile homes: $98,897
  • Races in Wardsboro, VT (2010)

    Wardsboro races chart
    • 87397.0%White alone
    • 111.2%Black alone
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wardsboro: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.1%), Irish (18.3%), German (11.4%), United States (11.4%), French (9.7%), Italian (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 995 feet

Land area: 29.3 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Wardsboro,VT real estate house value index trend

Wardsboro, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Wardsboro:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wardsboro town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Wardsboro town:  1.5% ($1,500)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Wardsboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (55.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (100.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (160.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Jamaica, VT (2.2 miles ), Stratton, VT (2.2 miles) , Dover, VT (2.4 miles ), Townshend, VT (2.6 miles ), Newfane, VT (2.9 miles) , Winhall, VT (3.1 miles ), Brookline, VT (3.2 miles ), Windham, VT (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $24,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $24,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $223,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $256,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 72.81 W

Area code: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +200 (+30.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Wardsboro, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wardsboro-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Wardsboro town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 20.0 miles away from the town center injured 68 people and caused $71 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wardsboro-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 99.6 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 110.1 miles away from Wardsboro 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 69.0 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 98.7 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 109.7 miles away from Wardsboro 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 96.2 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 Windham County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wardsboro topographic map

Birthplace of: Marshall Otis Howe - Politician.

Amtrak stations near Wardsboro:

  • 20 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wardsboro:

  • Keene State College (about 28 miles; Keene, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,098)
  • Williams College (about 30 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 43 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Castleton State College (about 44 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 48 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 48 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 49 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)

Public elementary/middle school in Wardsboro:

See full list of schools located in Wardsboro

Library in Wardsboro:

  • WARDSBORO FREE PUBLIC (Operating income: $29,653; Location: 170 MAIN ST.; 8,124 books; 574 audio materials; 822 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wardsboro: Wardsboro Fire Department (A), West Wardsboro Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Wardsboro Cemetery (1), South Wardsboro Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Waite Brook (A), Dover Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Windham 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 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
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 21.7 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:  64.7%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.2%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.6%
Whole state:

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

3.9%
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

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wardsboro town (based on Windham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7538
Mainline Protestant3,41238
Evangelical Protestant1,02613
Other64712
None30,675-
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: 18
Windham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Windham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Windham County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

18.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

22.6%
Vermont:

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

12.5%
State:

13.3%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cheshire County, NH  0.65% ($30,754 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.47% ($25,261)
from Franklin County, MA  0.22% ($38,415)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cheshire County, NH  0.74% ($35,871 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($29,490)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.27% ($22,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wardsboro:

  • 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)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wardsboro:

  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WCFR-FM (96.3 FM; WALPOLE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Wardsboro:

  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Wardsboro fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 2001 04:25 PM, Sr-100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $2,170,000Total costs
  • 3,565Total average daily traffic
  • 254Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,852Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wardsboro, VT

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Wardsboro-01, 356 Fornuto Rd (Lat: 43.040972 Lon: -72.796167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQVY518
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz... (+18 more)Grant Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 06/15/2025, Certifier: Fran StockerRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA1TWV, Licensee ID: L00287178, Grant Date: 08/26/2010, Expiration Date: 10/16/2020, Registrant: Fern E Scott, 59 Peters Lane, Wardsboro, VT 05355
  • Call Sign: N1HXC, Previous Call Sign: KA1VUC, Licensee ID: L00287153, Grant Date: 08/26/2010, Expiration Date: 10/16/2020, Registrant: Wayland H Scott, 59 Peters Lane, Wardsboro, VT 05355

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7506T , Serial Number: 47106, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Leblond, 303 Newfane Rd, Wardsboro, VT 05355

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

WARDSBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Wardsboro compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 significantly below state average.
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