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The Town:
*  from 2010 census Halifax population is 728.
County: Halifax is located in Windham County, Vermon
Chartered: May 11, 1750 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,483 Acres / 39.82 square miles [122*]
Altitude ASL: 1,590 feet
Population (US Census, 2000): 782 [ 184* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 19.6 [194*]
Equalized Value: $120,206,000 (2010)

*Area, Population and Density rankings above refer to Halifax’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants)


One of the oldest towns in the state, and, unlike many other Wentworth grants in the 1750’s, Halifax was settled very soon after it was granted. The town is named for the English nobleman and politician who has often been called the Father of the Colonies. George Montagu-Dunk (1716-71) was the second Earl of Halifax. He had succeeded his father in 1739 and added Dunk to his surname when he married the heiress to Sir Thomas Dunk’s enormous fortune. The Earl of Halifax is considered to have been one of the most prominent English officials in colonial administration. From 1748 to 1761 he was president of the board of trade and plantations, in which role he was instrumental in founding Nova Scotia, where the city of Halifax is named in his honor. The Earl was uncle to Lord North, but did not share North’s harsh attitudes toward the American colonies. 

For more information, please explore the Halifax Vermont History Project. This group of involved Halifax citizens is helping preserve and codify the heritage of Halifax, Vermont.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.1 square km; (39.8 square mi #178;). Out of the total area only 0.13% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 782 people, 312 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density is 7.6/square km #178; (19.7/square mi #178;). There are 493 housing units at an average density of 4.8/square km #178; (12.4/square mi #178;). The racial makeup of the town is 97.31% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 312 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 22.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.92.In the town the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $36,458, and the median income for a family is $41,667. Males have a median income of $29,000 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,738. 16.2% of the population and 9.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.