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Bellows Falls, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Village of Bellows Falls had a population of 3,048 as of July 1, 2020. Bellows Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bellows Falls is located at latitude 43.1334 and longitude -72.444 in Windham County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bellows Falls encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Windham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Village of Bellows Falls (GNIS ID: 2378300) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bellows Falls is located within Town of Rockingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bellows Falls: Bellows' Falls, Bellows Falls Village, Bellowston, Great Falls.


Bellows Falls, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,048 (100%)
Population in Households 2,922 (95.9%)
Population in Families 2,063 (67.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 126 ( 4.1%)
Population Density 2,226
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $32,419
Average Household Income $48,047
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $20,338
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 750 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $138,945
Average Home Value $168,611
Housing Affordability Index3 88


Total Households 1,289
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.31% -0.4%
Households -0.19% -0.33%
Families -0.44% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.68%


Bellows Falls, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellows Falls to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 88th
Population Density # 7 95th
Median Household Income # 119 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 11 9th
Per Capita Income # 119 2nd
Diversity Index # 32 75th

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