County population in 2012: 27,109 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 26,277 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,280 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,273 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,736 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,767 (it was 2,710 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 698 sq. mi. Water area: 23.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orleans County: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.1%), Retail trade (12.4%), Manufacturing (12.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,086 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,943 (1.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.9%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Black residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.0% for American Indian residents, 47.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.8% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Orleans County, VT Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orleans County is $462 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Orleans County: Meadow Brook Girl Scout Camp (A), Laura Woodward Camp (B), Tillotson Camp (C), Chargo Campground (D), Journeys End Camp (E), Mill Brook Campground (F), Jay Camp (G), Holiday Hill Camp (H), Summit Siding (I), Camp Ethan Allen (J), Camp Winape (K), Craftsbury Nordic Center (L), Songadeewin Camp (M), Lowell Plain (N), Greensboro Depot (O), Orleans Golf Course (P), White Caps Campground (Q), Will-O-Wood Campground (R), Leach Public Library (S), John Woodruff Simpson Memorial Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Orleans County include: Holland Congregational Church (A), United Church of Irasburg (B), Craftsbury Common Congregational Church (C), East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church (D), Federated Church (E), Federated Protestant Church (F), Grace Brethren Church (G), Greensboro United Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Crandall Cemetery (1), Darby Center Cemetery (2), Day Cemetery (3), Buck Cemetery (4), Brownington Village Cemetery (5), Brownington Center Cemetery (6), Moon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Elligo (A), Echo Lake (B), Wheeler Pond (C), Duck Pond (D), Lake Derby (E), Daniels Pond (F), Crystal Lake (G), Pensioner Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tate Brook (A), Tamarack Brook (B), Taft Brook (C), Sucker Brook (D), Stumpf Brook (E), Stony Brook (F), Stevens Brook (G), Stanley Brook (H), Snider Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Orleans County include: Bayley-Hazen Military Monument (1), Willoughby Falls State Wildlife Management Area (2), Bald Hill Wildlife Management Area (3), Hazens Notch State Forest Park (4), Irasburg Square (5), Craftsbury Common (6), South Bay State Wildlife Management Area (7), Brownington Village Historic District (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 227 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,354 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $60.37 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.83% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.34% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,335 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.65% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,936 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.42% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 30.31 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 56.87% Corn for grain: 170 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 28 harvested acres Land in orchards: 44 acres
Orleans County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Vermont state average. It is 2.9 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/20/1962, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Orleans County-area historical earthquake activity is below Vermont state average. It is 88% 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 77.8 miles away from the county 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 97.9 miles away from the county 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 76.4 miles away from the county 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 41.4 miles away from Orleans County 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 62.5 miles away from the county 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 75.4 miles away from the county 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)
Most recent natural disasters:
Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 9, 2007 to July 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1715): August 3, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1715, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 12, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1559): September 23, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2002 to June 13, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1428): July 12, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1428, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Vermont Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 5, 2001 to March 7, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3167): April 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3167, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
Vermont Tropical Storm Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 21, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1307): November 10, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1307, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 1998 to August 17, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1228): June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Vermont Excessive Rainfall, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: July 15, 1997 to July 17, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1184): July 25, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Wind
Vermont Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1101): February 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Vermont Heavy Rain, Flooding, Incident Period: August 4, 1995 to August 6, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1063): August 16, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1063, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
Vermont Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: August 5, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-518): August 5, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Orleans County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Births per 1000 population in Orleans County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Orleans County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orleans County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,883 (4,022 aged, 861 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.65 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7346.920 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 175.360 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40293
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1121.560 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1110.710 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 32.56
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.77 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65.12
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.5. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 149.2
Other - 21.3
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 21,371 (5,129 male householders, 2,169 female householders)
5,656 spouses, 6,697 children (6,082 natural, 229 adopted, 386 stepchildren), 334 grandchildren, 119 brothers or sisters, 162 parents, 130 other relatives, 867 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,042 (2,023 male householders (1,486 living alone)), 1,999 female householders (1,659 living alone)), 1,020 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 818 (679 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,695 2-persons, 1,606 3-persons, 1,224 4-persons, 525 5-persons, 147 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.
90.2% of residents of Orleans County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
8.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $283,389,000 ($10353 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $114,385,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $70,690,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,051,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,657,000 Federal grants: $51,850,000 Federal procurement contracts: $115,218,000 ($110,862,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $13,924,000 ($489,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,300,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,722,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,508,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
53 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
42 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +68
+2 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,232
+45 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Orleans County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.92 millions of gallons per day (77% from ground, 23% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 183
2000 to 2004: 681
1990 to 1999: 1,940
1980 to 1989: 2,325
1970 to 1979: 2,300
1960 to 1969: 1,281
1950 to 1959: 916
1940 to 1949: 420
1939 or earlier: 5,670
Rooms in houses/apartments in Orleans County, Vermont
65% of Orleans County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Vermont.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 17463
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Orleans County