Charlotte, Vermont
Charlotte is a town
New England town
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 in Chittenden County
Chittenden County, Vermont
Chittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2010, the population was 156,545. Its shire town is Burlington. Chittenden is the most populous county in the state, with more than twice as many residents as Vermont's second-most populous county, Rutland.Chittenden County...

, Vermont
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state ranks 43rd in land area, , and 45th in total area. Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. It is the only New England...

, United States
United States
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. The town was named for Sofia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The population was 3,569 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 50.4 square miles (130.6 km2), of which 41.5 square miles (107.4 km2) is land and 9.0 square miles (23.2 km2) (17.76%) is water.

Charlotte is home to Mount Philo
Mount Philo State Park
Mount Philo State Park is a state park located in Charlotte, Vermont. The park protects the area around Mount Philo and provides views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. The Green Mountains can be seen to the east and south...

, the state's first and most frequently visited state park .


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 3,569 people, 1,287 households, and 990 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 86.0 people per square mile (33.2/km2). There were 1,500 housing units at an average density of 36.2 per square mile (14.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.93% White, 0.20% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.45% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 1,287 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples
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 living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,313, and the median income for a family was $71,090. Males had a median income of $52,470 versus $35,156 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town was $33,942. About 4.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Public transport

Ferry service between Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT is provided by the Lake Champlain Transportation Company
Lake Champlain Transportation Company
The Lake Champlain Transportation Company provides car and passenger ferry service at four points on Lake Champlain in the United States. From 1976 to 2003, it was owned by Burlington, Vermont, businessman Raymond C. Pecor, Jr. who is Chairman of the company's board...

. While most years in the past decade the ferry service has run year-round, the ice-breaking ferries usually used on this route have been redeployed to Crown Point, NY to fill in for the Crown Point Bridge which was demolished in 2009.

Notable people

  • Melvin Kaplan
    Melvin Kaplan
    Melvin Kaplan is a renowned American oboist, concert manager, and formerly a teacher at the Juilliard School for 25 years. He was for many years a featured performer and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

    , oboist and founder of the Vermont Mozart Festival
    Vermont Mozart Festival
    The Vermont Mozart Festival was a series of indoor and outdoor concerts presented annually at sites throughout the state of Vermont. The inaugural Festival of 1974 was conceived as a celebration of both the natural beauty of the state and the genius of the Festival's namesake, composer Wolfgang...

  • John A. Kasson
    John A. Kasson
    John Adam Kasson was a nineteenth century lawyer, politician and diplomat from south-central Iowa. Elected to the U.S...

    , politician, lawyer, and ambassador.
  • Dan Kiley
    Dan Kiley
    Daniel Urban Kiley was a noted American landscape architect in the modernist style.- Life and career :Kiley was born in Boston, Massachusetts...

    , landscape architect.
  • Ashley J. Robinson, landscape designer
  • Cyrus Pringle
    Cyrus Pringle
    Cyrus Guernsey Pringle was an American botanist who spent a career of 35 years cataloguing the plants of North America, especially Mexico...

    , botanist.
  • Caroline A. Yale, famed educator for the deaf and served on the staff of Clarke School for the Deaf
    Clarke School for the Deaf
    Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, formerly Clarke School for the Deaf, is a private school located in Northampton, Massachusetts that specializes in educating deaf children using the oral method through the assistance of hearing aids and cochlear implants...

    for a record 63 years.

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