Lyndonville, Vermont

Lyndonville, Vermont

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_name1 = Vermont
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Caledonia

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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1227
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Lyndonville is a village, located in the town of Lyndon, Caledonia County, in the state of Vermont, United States. Lyndonville's population was 1,227 at the 2000 census.

The town is the home of Lyndon State College.

History

In 1931, a Boston paper reported that the town had become a haven for "Rum Running" Gangsters! [cite book | author = Karl Schriftgoesser |title = Vermont's "Toughest Town" Moves to Rid Itself of Gangsters | publisher = Boston Evening Transcript | date = July 29, 1931 ]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Government

In 2007, voters at first decided to merge with the town of Lyndon by dissolving the village government, but a re-vote rescinded this decision.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,227 people, 589 households, and 279 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,531.2 people per square mile (592.2/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 792.4/sq mi (306.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.82% White, 0.33% African American, 0.81% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 589 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.6% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

Economy

Personal Income

The median household income in the village is $26,354, and the median income for a family was $34,926. Males had a median income of $26,759 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,006. About 10.1% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Industry

Lyndonville is the home of the Dairy Association Company, manufacturers of Bag Balm. [ [http://www.tomifobia.com/bagbalm/our_story.html John Mahoney's Bag Balm feature story ] ] [This is different from the manufacturers of the product located in Stanstead, Quebec]

Arts and Culture

The town has a bronze statue, a copy of the famous Florentine Boar by Tacca, which is also a fountain. As water gushes continually from the pig's mouth, the local copy is known fondly as the "puking pig." [ [http://www.shoresmuseum.org/boar.htm Boar Fountain ] ]

Footnotes

External links

* [http://lyndonvillevermont.com/ Lyndonville community website]
* [http://www.vtliving.com/towns/lyndon/ Vermont Living - Town of Lyndon]


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