Waitsfield is a town in Washington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,659 at the 2000 census. It was created by Vermont charter on February 25, 1782. It was named for General Benjamin Wait, the town's founder.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (69.7 km2), of which, 26.9 square miles (69.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,659 people, 734 households, and 485 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.7 people per square mile (23.8/km2). There were 908 housing units at an average density of 33.7 per square mile (13.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.23% White, 0.96% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.