Wilmington, Vermont
Wilmington is a town in Windham County
Windham County, Vermont
Windham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2010, the population was 44,513. Its shire town is Newfane.-Geography:According to the U.S...

, 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 population was 2,225 at the 2000 census.


The town was chartered in 1751 by Benning Wentworth
Benning Wentworth
Benning Wentworth was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766.-Biography:The eldest child of the John Wentworth who had been Lieutenant Governor, he was born and died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Wentworth graduated from Harvard College in 1715...

, colonial governor of New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian...

. It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington KG, KB, PC was a British Whig statesman who served continuously in government from 1715 until his death. He served as the nominal head of government from 1742 until his death in 1743, but was merely a figurehead for the true leader of the government, Lord...

. Wilmington was once home to the Haystack Mountain Ski Area
Haystack Mountain Ski Area
Haystack Mountain Ski Area was a mid sized alpine ski area located northeast of Haystack Mountain in Wilmington, Vermont.- Early operations :...



According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 41.3 square miles (106.9 km2), of which 39.4 square miles (102.1 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (4.39%) is water. Wilmington is drained by the North Branch Deerfield River, as well as Meadow Brook, Rose Brook, Haystack Brook, Hall Brook, Ellis Brook, Beaver Brook, Negus Brook and Wilder Brook. It is located in the Deerfield Valley of the Green Mountains
Green Mountains
The Green Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Vermont. The range extends approximately .-Peaks:The most notable mountains in the range include:*Mount Mansfield, , the highest point in Vermont*Killington Peak, *Mount Ellen,...


The town is crossed by Vermont Route 9 and Vermont Route 100
Vermont Route 100
Vermont Route 100 is a north–south state highway in Vermont, United States. Running through the center of the state, it travels nearly the entire length of Vermont and is long...



As of the census
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of 2000, there were 2,225 people, 992 households, and 597 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 56.4 people per square mile (21.8/km2). There were 2,232 housing units at an average density of 56.6 per square mile (21.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.18% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 992 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,396, and the median income for a family was $46,786. Males had a median income of $29,511 versus $23,417 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town was $25,171. About 7.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.


A consolidation took place between Whitingham High School (WHS) and Wilmington Middle High School (WMHS) and the local school is now called Twin Valley High School
Twin Valley High School
Twin Valley High School is a public high school located in Pilgrim's Knob in Buchanan County, Virginia. It is part of the Buchanan County Public Schools system and was founded in 2001 with the consolidation of the former Garden and Whitewood High Schools....

 (TVHS). Towards the end of 2005, a proposal was made to construct a new high school, however, voters rejected the needed bond issue.

Notable people

  • James William Locke
    James William Locke
    James William Locke was a United States federal judge.Born in Wilmington, Vermont in 1837, Locke read law to enter the Bar in 1859....

    , lawyer and judge.
  • Elswyth Thane
    Elswyth Thane
    Helen Elswyth Thane Ricker Beebe was an American romance novelist. Born in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of a local teacher and high school principal." The family moved to New York City in 1918, and "Helen Ricker" changed her name to "Elswyth Thane"...

    , romance novelist.
  • James Manning Tyler
    James Manning Tyler
    James Manning Tyler was a U.S. Representative from Vermont.-Biography:Born in Wilmington, Vermont, Tyler attended the Brattleboro Academy and was graduated from the Law University of Albany, New York....

    , judge and congressman.
  • Halsey (H.W.) Wilson
    Halsey (H.W.) Wilson
    Halsey William Wilson was the creator of the Readers' Guide, the Cumulative Book Index, and the Book Review Digest and founder of the H. W. Wilson Company, a publisher.-Biography:...

    , publisher.

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