is a town in Rutland County
, United States
. The population was 2,928 at the 2000 census. Within the town is located the census-designated place
of Fair Haven
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 18.1 square miles
), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.7 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (2.70%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,928 people, 1,165 households, and 778 families residing in the town. The population density
was 165.9 people per square mile (64.1/km²). There were 1,248 housing units at an average density of 70.7/sq mi (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100% White
, 0.00% Black
or African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 0.31% Asian
, 0.44% from other races
, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 1,165 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,313, and the median income for a family was $36,587. Males had a median income of $29,760 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,912. About 11.4% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Erik Barnouw, U.S. historian of radio and television broadcasting.
- Chittenden Lyon, was a United States Representative from Kentucky.
- Matthew Lyon, printer, farmer, soldier, politician, serving as a U.S. Representative from Vermont and from Kentucky and founder of Fair Haven.