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Mount Tabor is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 255 at the 2010 census.[3]

Mount Tabor, Vermont
Mount Tabor town offices
Mount Tabor town offices
Mount Tabor, Vermont
Mount Tabor, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 72°57′36″W / 43.32917°N 72.96000°W / 43.32917; -72.96000Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 72°57′36″W / 43.32917°N 72.96000°W / 43.32917; -72.96000
CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyRutland
Area
 • Total43.8 sq mi (113.4 km2)
 • Land43.7 sq mi (113.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,880 ft (573 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total255
 • Density5.8/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05739
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-47425[1]
GNIS feature ID1462156[2]

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GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.8 square miles (113 km2), of which 43.7 square miles (113 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.11%, is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1790165
1800153−7.3%
181020936.6%
18202226.2%
1830210−5.4%
18402267.6%
185030836.3%
186035816.2%
1870301−15.9%
188049564.5%
1890436−11.9%
190049413.3%
1910289−41.5%
1920165−42.9%
19301734.8%
194021323.1%
1950186−12.7%
1960165−11.3%
197018411.5%
198021114.7%
19902141.4%
2000203−5.1%
201025525.6%
Est. 2014256[4]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 92 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.6 people per square mile (1.8/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 2.8 per square mile (1.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.51% White and 0.49% Native American.

There were 92 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $46,042. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,785. About 7.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Speed TrapEdit

A 2018 study by Vermont Public Radio found that Mount Tabor issued over $2 million in traffic fines since a stretch of US Route 7 was lowered to 45 mph in 1999, receiving $131,074 in traffic fine revenue in 2017 which works out to $524 per person, resulting in a municipal tax rate one-third what it was in 1999 and the highest percentage of town revenue derived from traffic fines in the state.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Mount Tabor town, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Corwin, Emily. "In Mount Tabor, Heavy Speed Enforcement Means Low Taxes". vpr.net. Vermont Public Radio. Retrieved April 26, 2018.