Grand Isle, Vermont

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Grand Isle, Vermont
Congregational Church of Grand Isle
Congregational Church of Grand Isle
Location in Grand Isle County and the state of Vermont
Location in Grand Isle County and the state of Vermont
Grand Isle, Vermont is located in the US
Grand Isle, Vermont
Grand Isle, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°42′45″N 73°18′19″W / 44.71250°N 73.30528°W / 44.71250; -73.30528Coordinates: 44°42′45″N 73°18′19″W / 44.71250°N 73.30528°W / 44.71250; -73.30528
Country United States
State Vermont
County Grand Isle
Communities Grand Isle
Adams Landing
Gordon Landing
Grand Isle Station
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Water 18.7 sq mi (48.5 km2)
Elevation 171 ft (52 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,067
 • Density 126/sq mi (48.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05458
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-29275[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462107[2]

Grand Isle is a town on Grand Isle in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,067 at the 2010 census.[3]

A landing for the Lake Champlain Transportation Company's ferry to Plattsburgh, New York, at Cumberland Head is located on the western shore of Grand Isle at Gordon's Landing.


The town was originally named "Middle Hero" when it was subdivided from the town of "South Hero" in November 1798. In November 1810, the town was renamed "Grand Isle".[4]


Entering the town of Grand Isle

The town of Grand Isle occupies the northern half of South Hero Island, also known as "Grand Isle", in Lake Champlain. It is bordered to the south by the town of South Hero and to the north by the town of North Hero, both in Grand Isle County. To the west, across the western channel of Lake Champlain, is the town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York, while to the east, across the eastern channel of Lake Champlain, is the town of Milton in Chittenden County, Vermont, and the town of St. Albans in Franklin County, Vermont. The town of Grand Isle includes Savage Island in the eastern part of town, and the much smaller Young Island and Bixby Island, comprising the Sister Islands, in the northwest part of town. Grand Isle State Park, with frontage on Lake Champlain, is in the southeast part of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 square miles (91.0 km2), of which 16.4 square miles (42.5 km2) are land and 18.7 square miles (48.5 km2), or 53.27%, are water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20142,081[5]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,955 people, 772 households, and 572 families residing in the town. The population density was 118.4 people per square mile (45.7/km2). There were 1,047 housing units at an average density of 63.4 per square mile (24.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.20% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.36% Asian, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 772 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,594, and the median income for a family was $52,143. Males had a median income of $39,191 versus $25,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,955. About 2.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


In 2009, the town was the last in Vermont to adopt a school budget.[7]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Grand Isle town, Grand Isle County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont: With illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers". p. 113; 648. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Walsh, Molly (23 July 2009). "School budget vote set". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1B. 
  8. ^ Sowles, Edward A. (October 21, 1890). Memorial Sketch of Herman R. Beardsley in Proceedings of the Vermont Bar Association. II, 5. Barre, VT: Thomas H. Cave, Book and Job Printer. pp. 310–313. 

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