Essex County, Vermont\nEssex County is a county located in the U.S. State of Vermont. As of 2000, the population is 6,459. Its county seat is Guildhall6.
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Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,745 km² (674 mi²). 1,723 km² (665 mi²) of it is land and 22 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.27% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,459 people, 2,602 households, and 1,805 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 4,762 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.56% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,602 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% are married couples living together, 8.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% are non-families. 24.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,490, and the median income for a family is $34,984. Males have a median income of $27,929 versus $20,583 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,388. 13.70% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.30% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.
Cities, towns, villages, and unincorporated places*
* In Vermont, gores and grants are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part on any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited). Villages are census divisions of towns or cities, but have no separate corporate existence from the municipality they are located in.