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Northfield (town), Vermont
Northfield is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. Northfield, though well known in the area as a center of railroad and textile history, now is slowly recovering from a long economical downfall after the move of 2 major factories in the town. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,791.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 113.3 km² (43.7 mi²). 113.2 km² (43.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,791 people, 1,819 households, and 1,224 families residing in the town. The population density is 51.2/km² (132.5/mi²). There are 1,958 housing units at an average density of 17.3/km² (44.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.41% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 2.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,819 households out of which 32.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% are non-families. 24.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the town the population is spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 27.2% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 122.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 122.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $41,523, and the median income for a family is $51,818. Males have a median income of $32,168 versus $24,781 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,592. 6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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