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Bellows Falls

  •   State: 
    Vermont
      County: 
    Windham County
      City: 
    Bellows Falls
      County FIPS: 
    50025
      Coordinates: 
    43°8′0″N 72°26′38″W
      Area total: 
    1.39 sq mi (3.59 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.37 sq mi (3.55 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
      Elevation: 
    312 ft (95 m)
      Established: 
    1909; Incorporated 1909
  •   Latitude: 
    43,1407
      Longitude: 
    -72,457
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    05101
      GMAP: 

    Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,747
      Population density: 
    2,005.1 residents per square mile of area (774.2/km²)
      Household income: 
    $33,778
      Households: 
    1,239
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    9.50%

Bellows Falls is an incorporated village in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,747 at the 2020 census. The community was settled in 1753 by colonists of English descent, who called it Great Falls. The Bellows Falls Canal, one of the first canals built in the United States, was dug by a British-owned company from 1791 to 1802. In 1802, entrepreneurs built the first paper mill in windham County. By 1859, a woolen textile mill was operating, in addition to factories that produced furniture, marble, sashes and blinds, iron castings, carriages, cabinetware, rifles, harness, shoe pegs and organs. The canal was widened again in 192728 to 100 feet, and the water was used to power turbines to generate electricity. The commercial town center, along with the canal, the bridges spanning it, and several neighborhoods of houses, were listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, as were individual landmarks such as the historic railroad station and the Adams Gristmill Warehouse. The Green Mountain Railroad, a heritage railroad; the annual Roots on the River Festival; and the No Film Film Festival are all located in the village. The village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all land. Bellow's Falls is bounded on the east by the Connecticut River, and on the west by the Merriman River, which is a tributary of the Connecticut.

History

The community was settled in 1753 by colonists of English descent, who called it Great Falls. In 1785, Colonel Enoch Hale built at the falls the first bridge over the Connecticut River. The Bellows Falls Canal, one of the first canals built in the United States, was dug by a British-owned company from 1791 to 1802. In 1874 the canal was enlarged to 75 feet wide and 17 feet deep, and by 1908 it was delivering 15,000 horsepower to the mills. Two railroads converged in 1849, helping it develop into a major mill town. By 1859, a woolen textile mill was operating, in addition to factories that produced furniture, marble, sashes and blinds, iron castings, carriages, cabinetware, rifles, harness, shoe pegs and organs. The commercial town center, along with the canal, the bridges spanning it, and several neighborhoods of houses, were listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, as were individual landmarks such as the historic railroad station and the Adams Gristmill Warehouse. Today, the town attracts visitors through heritage tourism based on its historic Victorian architecture. The canal is now part of the Bellow's Falls Downtown Historic District, which includes the New Arch Bridge, Vilas Bridge, and the Church Street Bridge. It is also home to the New Hampshire State Museum, which was established in 1858 to preserve the history of New Hampshire and the New England region.

Geography

The village is located within the town of Rockingham. Bellows Falls is bounded on the east by the Connecticut River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all land. The village is home to a number of historic buildings, including the original home of the town's founder, John Bellows, who was born in 1837. The town is also home to the historic site of the Bellows House, which was built in 1838. The current owner of the building is a former member of the village's Board of Selectmen, who served as its first postmaster in the late 19th and early 20th century. The building is now owned by the family of the original postmaster, who also served as the mayor of the area from 1849 to 1852. It is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, which is also known as the "Connecticut River" or the "Waterway of Life" in the area. The Connecticut River is a tributary of the Great Lakes, which runs through the village and into New York City. The river is also the source of the Hudson River, which flows into the East River and the East Branch of the New York Bridge, which connects the East and the West Routes of the Great Woolwich River. The East River is the main source of water supply for the village.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,165 people, 1,329 households, and 782 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,286.1 people per square mile (885.5/km²). There were 1,443 housing units at an average density of 1,042.3/sq mi (403.7/ km²) The racial makeup of the village was 97.28% White, 0.35% African American, 0,16% Native American,0.51% Asian, 0.,03% Pacific Islander, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. The median income for a household in theVillage was $29,608, and the median price for a family was $45,688. The per capita income for the Village was $15,276. About 5.6% of families and 12.6%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9. of those age 65 or over. The village is located on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Statistical Area, which shows the percentage of people living in the Village as of July 1, 2010. The U.N. World Population Survey shows that the village has a population of 1.2 million. The number of residents is expected to rise to 1.3 million by the end of 2014.

Arts and culture

Just downstream of the bridge are petroglyphs on large boulders at the Bellows Falls Petroglymph Site.Bellows Falls has cultural attractions including:. The falls are also a popular destination for tourists in the U.S. and Canada. Bellows falls is located in the Canadian province of Wabanaki, near the Canadian border with New York. It is located on the Canadian/British border and is known as one of the best views of the Canadian Shield in the United States. It has a population of about 2,000. The Falls is located near the town of Bellows, in the Peculier National Forest, about 30 miles north of the city of Poughkeepsie. It was founded in the 17th century and was named after Bellows Lake, which is located nearby. The waterfall was named for the nearby Bellows River, which flows through the valley to the north. It also has a number of other cultural attractions, such as the Painted Post, which dates back to the 16th century, and the Bellow's Falls, which was built in the 18th century. The waterfalls are a popular tourist attraction in the area, and are known for their spectacular scenery. They are also popular with tourists in Canada and elsewhere in the North and South. They have been the subject of several films and TV shows, including "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Adventures of Bellow Falls", which was based on the book "The Bellows Family".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont = 87. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bellows Falls = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,747 individuals with a median age of 39.7 age the population dropped by -9.70% in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,005.1 residents per square mile of area (774.2/km²). There are average 2.27 people per household in the 1,239 households with an average household income of $33,778 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.70% of the available work force and has dropped -1.23% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.84%. The number of physicians in Bellows Falls per 100,000 population = 267.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Bellows Falls = 39.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 68.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 131. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 194. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 9.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont which are owned by the occupant = 40.25%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 64.9 years with median home cost = $161,960 and home appreciation of 12.11%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.03 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $9,954 per student. There are 6.2 students for each teacher in the school, 234 students for each Librarian and 218 students for each Counselor. 5.82% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.34% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.24% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bellows Falls's population in Windham County, Vermont of 4,337 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,63-fold to 2,747 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.03% female residents and 48.97% male residents live in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont.

    As of 2020 in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont are married and the remaining 47.80% are single population.

  • 20.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Bellows Falls require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    70.68% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.00% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.59% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.38% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont, 40.25% are owner-occupied homes, another 51.52% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.23% are vacant.

  • The 23.40% of the population in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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