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Clarendon is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,811 at the 2000 census. Clarendon spans U.S. Route 7 and is split by the highway, the Cold River and Mill River, Otter Creek, and the Green Mountains into the villages of Clarendon, West Clarendon, East Clarendon, Clarendon Springs, and North Clarendon.
Clarendon includes the following entries on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Brown Covered Bridge — Bridges the Cold River on Cold River Road in North Clarendon (added February 21, 1974)
- Clarendon Congregational Church — Middle Rd. (added August 12, 1984)
- Clarendon House — Off VT 133 in Clarendon Springs (added June 17, 1976)
- The Clarendon House hotel was a spa resort destination in the early 20th century
- Cold River Bridge — VT 7B over the Cold R. (added December 14, 1991)
- East Clarendon Railroad Station — VT 103 and East Rd. (added April 8, 1999)
- The former East Clarendon Railroad Station is a restaurant today
- Kingsley Covered Bridge — Bridges the Mill River on East Street in East Clarendon (added March 12, 1974)
Clarendon Congregational Church, Clarendon, Vermont.jpg
Clarendon Congregational Church, Clarendon
Clarendon House, Clarendon Springs, Vermont.jpg
Clarendon House, Clarendon Springs
East Clarendon Railroad Station, East Clarendon, Vermont.jpg
Former East Clarendon Railroad Station, East Clarendon
Kingsley Covered Bridge, East Clarendon, Vermont.jpg
Kingsley Covered Bridge, East Clarendon
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.6 square miles (81.7 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,811 people, 1,136 households, and 784 families residing in the town. The population density was 89.1 people per square mile (34.4/km2). There were 1,207 housing units at an average density of 38.3/sq mi (14.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.28% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.
There were 1,136 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,597, and the median income for a family was $48,534. Males had a median income of $31,122 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,801. About 5.4% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
- George F. Emmons, naval officer on the Peacock which discovered the Antarctic Continent.
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