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Population in 2010: 652. Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 

Males: 327  (50.2%)
Females: 325  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05045.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,516 (it was $40,667 in 2000)
West Fairlee:

$53,516
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,695

West Fairlee town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,000 (it was $95,500 in 2000)
West Fairlee:

$180,000
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $221,030; Detached houses: $249,173; In 2-unit structures: $417,556; Mobile homes: $82,716
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West Fairlee races chart
  • White alone - 631 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Fairlee: 187.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.1%), United States (17.2%), French (16.3%), Irish (14.7%), German (8.0%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 741 feet

Land area: 22.6 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Fairlee:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Fairlee town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in West Fairlee, Vermont as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Fairlee to the number of sex offenders is 361 to 1.


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

West Fairlee town:  1.7% ($1,614)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
West Fairlee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (75.7 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (124.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (238.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Fairlee, VT (1.9 miles ), Vershire, VT (2.2 miles ), Thetford, VT (2.6 miles ), Bradford, VT (2.7 miles ), Strafford, VT (2.8 miles ), Corinth, VT (2.8 miles ), Orford, NH (2.8 miles ), Lyme, NH (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.92 N, Longitude: 72.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.7%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +121 (+20.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

West Fairlee-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Vermont state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the West Fairlee town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1973, a category F2 tornado 28.2 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

West Fairlee-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 81% 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 83.3 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 43.1 miles away from West Fairlee 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 82.2 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 29.7 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 47.4 miles away from West Fairlee 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 82.0 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: 11, Storms: 11, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Fairlee topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near West Fairlee:

  • KENDAL AT HANOVER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HANOVER, NH)
  • HANOVER TERRACE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HANOVER, NH)
  • GRAFTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NORTH HAVERHILL, NH)

Political contributions by individuals in West Fairlee, VT

Amtrak station near West Fairlee:

  • 20 miles: WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (RAILROAD ROW) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Fairlee:

  • Dartmouth College (about 16 miles; Hanover, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,813)
  • Norwich University (about 26 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Plymouth State University (about 30 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • Middlebury College (about 48 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 60 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • University of Vermont (about 62 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 62 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)

Public elementary/middle school in West Fairlee:

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Library in West Fairlee:

  • WEST FAIRLEE FREE PUBLIC (Operating income: $4,200; Location: 380 RTE. 113; 3,089 books; 91 audio materials; 35 video materials; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Fairlee: West Fairlee Free Public Library (A), West Fairlee Volunteer Fire Department (B), Thetford Fire Department - Training Facility (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wild Hill Cemetery (1), West Fairlee Village Cemetery (2), West Fairlee Center Cemetery (3), Scruton Hill Cemetery (4), Middle Brook Cemetery (5), Krook Cemetery (6), Kinderhood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Fairlee (A), Middle Brook Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Brook (A), Bear North Brook (B). Display/hide their locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.6. This is better than average.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.74. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.74
U.S.:

9.59


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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.5%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

10.7%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Fairlee, VT

West Fairlee compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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 (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Fairlee town (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.13%
Here16.1%
USA50.2%

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%

8.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
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 Washington County, VT  1.75% ($32,345 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  1.44% ($33,162)
from Grafton County, NH  1.04% ($40,529)


7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
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 Washington County, VT  1.49% ($27,329 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  1.22% ($33,348)
to Grafton County, NH  0.94% ($34,743)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Fairlee:

  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WPNH (1300 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDCR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HANOVER, NH; Owner: TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Fairlee:

  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WRJT (103.1 FM; ROYALTON, VT; Owner: LISBON COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WXXK (100.5 FM; LEBANON, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Fairlee:

  • W15BK (Channel 15; HANOVER, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

West Fairlee fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2000 08:52 PM, Sr-113, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $825,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,240
Total average daily truck traffic: 216
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 6,030

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Fairlee, VT
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