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Encyclopedia > Shoreham, Vermont
Shoreham, Vermont

Shoreham is a town located in Addison County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,222.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120.0 km˛ (46.3 mi˛). 112.7 km˛ (43.5 mi˛) of it is land and 7.3 km˛ (2.8 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 6.09% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,222 people, 453 households, and 342 families residing in the town. The population density is 10.8/km˛ (28.1/mi˛). There are 556 housing units at an average density of 4.9/km˛ (12.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 98.53% White, 0.65% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 453 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% are non-families. 18.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $39,375, and the median income for a family is $43,958. Males have a median income of $27,321 versus $21,912 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,650. 7.5% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.8% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

  Results from FactBites:
Shoreham, Vermont, New England, USA (433 words)
Shoreham was granted the day before neighboring Bridport and to many of the same men, one of whom was Colonel Ephraim Doolittle.
Many of the men who are named in the Shoreham and Bridport grants had served with Colonel Doolittle in Vermont, so they, too, knew what kind of land they were getting.
In many of the earliest records for Vermont's Shoreham the name is spelled Shorum, reflecting what is still the locally accepted pronunciation.
Vermont Heritage Network (1113 words)
Vermont's water routes were first used by Native American people as early as 10,500 B.C. when Lake Champlain was still a saltwater sea.
Although Vermont railroad companies were being chartered as early as 1832, it was not until 1848 that the first tracks were opened by the Vermont Central Railroad from White River to Bethel.
When the automobile first appeared, Vermont roads were poorly suited to motor travel; however, the combined effects of the 1927 flood, and increased use of autos during the twenties and thirties resulted in the improvement and reconstruction of many of the State's roads and bridges.
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