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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 106.0 km² (40.9 mi²). 104.7 km² (40.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.25% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,603 people, 1,155 households, and 622 families residing in the town. The population density is 24.9/km² (64.4/mi²). There are 1,281 housing units at an average density of 12.2/km² (31.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.20% White, 0.77% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,155 households out of which 26.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.1% are non-families. 34.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,943, and the median income for a family is $42,898. Males have a median income of $29,708 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,755. 15.0% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
An image of the village of South Royalton, Vermont is used in the opening of the television show, "Gilmore Girls".
Known as a sightseeing town for many of the Mormon Faith who trek to the birthplace of Mormon Church Founder, Joseph Smith.
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