The town of Ira is shaped like a lightning bolt, which is awesome. Ira does not have a store, gas station, stop light or post office, which is a different type of awesome. The town was named for Ira Allen, who fought with the Green Mountain Boys of the Revolutionary War. Historians believe that Ira Allen was never personally invested in the town even though it’s named for him. They also believe the town never had an official sanction for its existence and that its first residents were squatters. Today, though, the town charter is squared away; and town officials do a great job at keeping it that way.
Demographics are the characteristics of a population that have been categorized by distinct criteria—such as age, gender and income—as a means to study the attributes of a particular community. Demographic information can be used to create successful marketing campaigns, economic analysis and government policies.
Employment and Industry data is a barometer for the strength and resilience of the local economy.