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Killington is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,095 at the 2000 census. Killington Ski Resort is located here.
The town was previously named Sherburne, but on March 2, 1999, the town voted to change its name to Killington. This was approved by the Vermont General Assembly on April 27, 1999.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.9 square miles (121.4 km2), of which, 46.6 square miles (120.8 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2) of it (0.47%) is water. The Ottauquechee River has its headwaters in the town.<ref>DeLorme (1996). Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-016-9</ref>
<ref>Vermont Atlas and Gazetteer (1988) Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company, maps 19-20, 15 ISBN 0-89933-05-3-9</ref>
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,095 people, 500 households, and 282 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.5 people per square mile (9.1/km2). There were 2,528 housing units at an average density of 54.2/sq mi (20.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 0.37% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.64% Asian, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 500 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $60,125. Males had a median income of $36,618 versus $27,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,066. About 6.4% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.
The town was originally named Killington but in 1800 changed its name to Sherburne.<ref>Virtual Vermont.com accessed March 8, 2008</ref> In 1999 the name was changed back to Killington because of confusion.<ref>Rootsweb.com accessed March 8, 2008</ref>
The 2007 Town Meeting considered a proposal to impose a three cent surcharge on every dollar of property tax revenue. The proceeds would have been used to fund a town economic development group. The surcharge was not approved by the voters.<ref>Rutland Herald</ref>
Killington's voters have twice voted to secede from Vermont and join the state of New Hampshire 25 miles to the east. The movement stems from what some residents perceive as an inequity in taxes sent to the state of Vermont, and services received. The votes are largely symbolic, as secession would require the agreement of both states' legislatures and the U.S. Congress.
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