Danville, Vermont — Town — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Vermont County Caledonia Area – Total 61.2 sq mi (158.4 km2) – Land 60.9 sq mi (157.7 km2) – Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2) Elevation 1,591 ft (485 m) Population (2000) – Total 2,211 – Density 36.3/sq mi (14.0/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 05828, 05873 (West Danville) Area code(s) 802 FIPS code 50-17125 GNIS feature ID 1462080
A robber in West Danville made national news in 2008 when he apologized for robbing a convenience store and obediently left a roll of one-dollar bills to allow the store to open up the next morning.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.2 square miles (158.4 km2), of which 60.9 square miles (157.7 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (0.46%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,211 people, 871 households, and 627 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.3 people per square mile (14.0/km2). There were 1,152 housing units at an average density of 18.9 per square mile (7.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.10% White, 0.18% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.
There were 871 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,440, and the median income for a family was $47,150. Males had a median income of $33,654 versus $21,573 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,012. About 6.2% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Asa P. Blunt (1835–1889), 12th Regular Vermont Infantry Volunteers, Brigadier General U.S.V.
- Beth Chamberlin, Daytime Emmy Award-nominated star of "Guiding Light"
- Arthur M. Chickering, arachnologist.
- Henry Leavenworth, soldier.
- Thaddeus Stevens, Pennsylvania congressman.
- ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ Miles, Jeanne (November 21 2008). "Robber Apologizes Before Taking Money In West Danville". The Caledonian-Record. http://caledonianrecord.com/main.asp?search=1&articleid=42786§ionid=1&subsectionid=145&s=1. Retrieved 7 April 2011. ""He was very apologetic," store owner Jeff Downs said Thursday. "He said, 'I'm very sorry I have to do this.'""
- Danville Vermont Official Town Website
- "Indian Joe", 18th century friend of Danbury
- Tennie Toussaint photograph collection of the Danville area, circa 1900. Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Library.
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