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Town of Averill, Vermont
Census Data for Averill ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Averill a population of 25 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Averill a population of 24 people.
The community of Averill is located in Essex County. The 2010 Census gave Essex County a population of 6,306 people. This means that Averill had 0.38% of the county's total population, making it Essex's 15th most populous community.
At the same time, Vermont had a population of 625,741 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Averill, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the community.
Things like the population, area and housing for Averill reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Averill might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Averill has a total area of 38.07 square miles [98.6 km²]. Of this total, 36.01 square miles [93.3 km²] is land, with the balance (5.4%) being water (2.06 square miles [5.3 km²]).
Essex County has a land area of 663 square miles [1,718.7 km²]. At 36.01 square miles [93.3 km²], Averill has 5.43% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 44° 56' 22" (or 44.94°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (24 people) and land area (36.01 square miles [93.3 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Averill had a population density of 0.63 people per square mile [0.24 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Averill had a population of 8 people and a land area of 36.14 square miles [93.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 0.21 people per square mile [0.08 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Averill. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Essex County ...
The community of Averill is located in Essex County.
The county had a population of 6,306 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 24 people, Averill represented 0.38% of the county's total.
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Essex County.
Population Rings for Averill ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Averill and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Averill. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Averill, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Averill. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Averill was 38.07 square miles [98.6 km²]. Of this total, 36.01 square miles [93.3 km²] is land, with the balance (5.4%) being water (2.06 square miles [5.3 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 38.06 square miles [98.6 km²]. Of this total, 36.14 square miles [93.6 km²] is land, with the balance (5.04%) being water (1.92 square miles [5 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Averill, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Averill.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 44.939704° (or 44°56'22" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 44.965744° (or 44°57'56" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2 miles to the southeast<4> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1462029) to Averill. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Averill. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 44.939491° (or 44°56'22" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,511 feet to the east<5> of the point given by the GNIS for Averill. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Averill.
Miscellaneous Information for Averill ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Essex County or the community of Averill:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Averill:
GNIS ID for Averill: 1462029
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 50 (Vermont)
County Code: 009 (Essex County)
Place Code: 02125 (Averill)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Averill is located in Census Region #1 (the Northeast Region) and Division #1 (the New England Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Averill.
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The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 07 Mar 2019