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White River Junction, Vermont

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White River Junction is a census-designated place and village in the town of Hartford located in Windsor County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,569.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.3 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.94% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,569 people, 1,169 households, and 648 families residing in the village. The population density is 601.1/km² (1,557.6/mi²). There are 1,235 housing units at an average density of 289.0/km² (748.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.54% White, 0.58% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,169 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% are married couples living together, 13.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.19 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the village the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $33,667, and the median income for a family is $44,094. Males have a median income of $34,200 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,221. 11.6% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.0% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Culture

White River Junction is home to the Center for Cartoon Studies, a 2 year art school focusing on sequential art.

It is also home to the Tip Top Building, a renovated 45,000 square foot (4,200 m²) bakery that houses artists, creative businesses and a cafe. The renovation was orchestrated by Matt Bucy, a Yale trained architect who formerly wrote software for New England Digital.

The Main Street Museum, described by the Washington Post as "quirky and avant garde", is an eclectic display space for material culture and an experiment in a new taxonomy. It makes its home in White River Junction's former fire station on Bridge Street, next to the underpass.

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