- About Alburgh
- The community of Alburgh is located in Grand Isle County (Vermont).
According to the 2010 US Census, Alburgh has a population of 1,996 people.
Our Pages for Alburgh ...
|-profile || General information about Alburgh |
|-nearby || What's in the neighborhood around Alburgh |
|-bycounty || Nearest communities to Alburgh (By-County) |
|-census || Census information for Alburgh |
|-tidbits || Tidbits and trivia about Alburgh |
|-genealogy || Our Genealogy Helper for Alburgh |
|-cemeteries || Cemeteries in the area of Alburgh |
|-localpapers || Newspapers published in the immediate area of Alburgh |
|-newspapers || Newspapers published in a broader area around Alburgh |
|-summary || Summarized information |
|-map || Interactive map centered on Alburgh |
|-tripmap || TripAdvisor Tourism pages |
|-misc || Miscellaneous information |
|-wishlist || Things we would like to know about Alburgh |
|-glossary || This page... |
Glossary and Definitions ...
- Decennial Census
- The US Constitution requires that a count of the country's population be conducted every 10 years. The Census is conducted on those years ending in '0' (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010). This is known as a 'Decennial' Census. The process of taking a Census is called an 'Enumeration'.
The count includes citizens, non-citizen legal residents, long-term non-citizen visitors and illegal immigrants.
The purpose of the Census is to provide information about the demographic and social characteristics of the people of the United States. The results of the Census goes to the federal, state and local governments to support their planning and administrative activities.
The first Census was conducted in 1790. The most recent Census was conducted in 2010. The next Decennial Census will be conducted in 2020.
By comparison, the Canadian Census is conducted once every 5 years and is called a 'Quinquennial' Census.
- FIPS Codes
- In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a town like Alburgh). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).
The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.
For example, the following codes apply to the town of Alburgh:
- State Code: 50 (Vermont)
- State / County Code: 50 / 013 (Grand Isle County)
- State / Place Code: 50 / 00850
The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.
For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Alburgh.