Braintree is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States created by Vermont charter on August 1, 1781. The population was 1,194 at the 2000 census. Braintree includes the places Braintree Center, Braintree Hill, East Braintree, West Braintree, Peth and Snowsville.
There were 482 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,232, and the median income for a family was $45,357. Males had a median income of $30,707 versus $21,411 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,480. About 2.7% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.