Root has an area of . Of this area, 50.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 27.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Root has a population () of 3,949, of which 21.7% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 14.6%. Most of the population () speaks German (85.6%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 4.2%) and Albanian being third ( 3.8%).
In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 36% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (33.5%), the FDP (14%) and the SPS (9.1%).
The age distribution in Root is; 1,058 people or 25.1% of the population is 0–19 years old. 1,281 people or 30.4% are 20–39 years old, and 1,386 people or 32.9% are... Read More