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Irasburg is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2000 census.
- Moderator - David Turner
- Selectman - Randy Wells<ref>Small number of voters make some significant decisions,The Chronicle,March 7, 2007, page13</ref>, Roger Gagnon (2010)
- Town Clerk - Barbara Lawson
- Town Treasurer - Barbara Lawson
- Tax Collector - Alan Butler
- Auditor (2007-2010) - Carmen Lamarche
- Auditor (2007-2009) - Angela Goodrich
- Lister (2007-2010) - Mark Fontaine
- Lister (2007-2009) - Alice Couture
- Lister (2007-2008) - Todd Rivers
- First Constable - Corey Lefebvre
- Second Constable - Jason Laramee
Budget - $370,576
- Director - Amy Leroux
- Director (2007-2010) - Kimico Perry
- Member, Orleans Central Supervisory Union - Renee Fontaine (2007-2010)
- Budget - $1,803,259 plus assessment for Lake Region Union High School
- Number of students - 154
- Special Needs students - 20%
- Per student - "over $16,000"
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles (105.1 km2), of which, 40.5 square miles (105.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.15%) is water.
The Black River flows through the town in a northerly direction, receiving a number of small streams. The current is generally slow. It enters east of Potters Pond. It continues its tortuous route northeast and then east to the village of Irasburg. Just upstream of the village, the very sinuous Lords Creek enters. This creek is about long and drains a watershed that is . Downstream of Irasburg, the Black River continues north in a narrower valley with less meandering. It then flows into the town of Coventry.<ref name="anrstate"> retrieved July 17, 2008</ref>
The Barton River, after leaving Orleans, flows through eastern Irasburg, and enters Coventry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 405 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.6 people per square mile (10.3/km2). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 12.2/sq mi (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.61% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.
There were 405 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,154, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $27,802 versus $22,240 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,315. About 5.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
Vermont granted this town on February 23, 1781, to Ira Allen and sixty-nine others.<ref name=Child></ref>
The Old Heerman Mill was located here.
In 1812, the legislature voted to change the shire town of Orleans County to Irasburg. Supporting buildings were completed in 1816.<ref>Gazetteer</ref>
In 1862, Company E of the 9th Vermont Infantry was recruited, in part, from Irasburg.
In 1877, the town was still spelled "Irasburgh."<ref></ref>
In 1886, the legislature moved the shire town to Newport.<ref name="autogenerated4"></ref>
The Irasburg town hall was built in 1911 and remodeled in 1990.<ref></ref>
The Irasburg Church Fair is held annually on the Common.<ref>http://www.vtcucc.org/churches/Irasburg.html retrieved July 19, 2007</ref>
- Theodore Robinson, impressionist landscape painter.
- Howard Frank Mosher, author of many books set in the Northeast Kingdom