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Derby Line, Vermont

Derby Line is a village located in Orleans County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 776.

The village is located upon the Canada-USA border, across from Stanstead, Quebec. Notable buildings include the Haskell Free Library and Opera House.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 776 people, 329 households, and 225 families residing in the village. The population density is 410.4/km² (1,057.5/mi²). There are 364 housing units at an average density of 192.5/km² (496.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.78% White, 0.39% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 0.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 329 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% are married couples living together, 11.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the village the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $33,966, and the median income for a family is $37,375. Males have a median income of $30,208 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the village is $15,202. 12.8% of the population and 11.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.8% are under the age of 18 and 11.9% are 65 or older.