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Waterville, Vermont


Waterville, Vermont

Waterville, Vermont
Waterville town hall
Waterville town hall
Waterville, Vermont
Waterville, Vermont
Waterville, Vermont is located in USA
Waterville, Vermont
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Vermont
County Lamoille
 • Total 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Land 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 697
 • Density 42.5/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05492
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-77425[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462246[2]

Waterville is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The population was 697 at the 2000 census.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Culture 3
  • References 4


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.4 square miles (42.5 km2), of which 16.4 square miles (42.5 km2) is land and 0.06% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 697 people, 260 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.5 people per square mile (16.4/km2). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 17.3 per square mile (6.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.27% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.29% Asian, and 2.01% from two or more races.

There were 260 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,453, and the median income for a family was $42,857. Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,081. About 6.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Church St and the covered bridge in Waterville, VT, in winter


Waterville, Vermont is mentioned in an episode of Fox Network's television show Fringe "Brave New World, Part 2", as the epicenter of a microquake timed with microquakes in Albany, New York and Worchester, Massachusetts, in an attempt to collapse two universes and create a new one.[5]

The 20th-century American oil painter Emile Gruppe painted Waterville on several canvases from a variety of visual points of view, almost always including the church, the Lamoille River, and the Church St. covered bridge. Gruppe maintained a seasonal studio and painting school in the nearby village of Jeffersonville, Vermont.[6]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  5. ^,_Part_2/Transcript
  6. ^ A Gruppe painting of Waterville appears on
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