Burke is a town in Caledonia
County, Vermont, United States.
The population was 1,571 at the 2000 census
. The town contains the
villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
34.1 square miles (88.2 km2
), of which,
34.0 square miles (88.2 km2
) of it is
land and 0.03% is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,571
people, 641 households, and 455 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (17.8/km2
). There were 892
housing units at an average density of 26.2/sq mi
). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14%
, 0.25% African American
, 0.38% from other races
, and 1.46% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.08%
of the population.
There were 641 households out of which 30.4% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married
living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 21.7% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age
of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to
64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,268, and the
median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income
of $28,977 versus $19,509 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$20,697. About 11.7% of families and 13.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 18.0%
of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over. Burke has
the highest per capita income of any place in Caledonia County or
the Northeast Kingdom
of Burke contains Burke Mountain, which features Burke Mountain Ski Area.
Burke is home to the Kingdom Trails
(Association), which is responsible for maintaining the mountain biking
trails in the town. Portions
of these trails are open to cross-country skiers
- Charles Albert Woodruff, born in Burke in 1845.
Brigadier-General, US Army
- Class of 1899 Biographies