In the town the population was spread out with 28.9 percent under the age of 18, 5.8 percent from 18 to 24, 36.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 5.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,788, and the median income for a family was $54,836. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,230. About 2.3 percent of families and 3.5 percent of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4 percent of those under age 18 and 3.5 percent of those age 65 or over.
On the night of Sept. 28, 2008, the Saputo cheese factory caught fire. The fire department billed the local Saputo cheese plant $500,000 for firefighting gear ruined in fighting the fire. Their destruction was caused by hazardous cleaning chemicals stored at the plant. It was announced in October that the cheese factory would be closed. The factory was the town's third largest employer.
Notable residents: novelist Lisa Alther, U.S. Rep. (Michigan) and Governor of the Dakota Territory William Alanson Howard, Vermont politician Bill Lippert, artist William Lamb Picknell, U.S President Chester Alan Arthur (21), mathematician Jeff Dinitz, U.S. Rep. Ossian Ray (New Hampshire), and U.S. Rep. John Clayton Allen (Illinois).