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Vermont Almanac

The Vermont Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Vermont.

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The United States Census Bureau, July 10, 2001.
Vermont. U-V, Vol. 20. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 336. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union March 4, 1791
Capital Montpelier, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Green Mountain State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Freedom and Unity, [ Find out more... ]
Latin motto Stella quarta decima fulgeat, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 9,615 square miles Rank among states 45th
Land area 9,249 square miles Rank among states 43rd
Water area 366 square miles Rank among states 47th
Greatest distance East to West 97 miles
Greatest distance North to South 158 miles
Highest point 4,393 feet (Mount Mansfield) Rank among states 26th
Lowest point 95 feet (Lake Champlain) Rank among states 27th
Mean elevation 1,000 feet Rank among states 27th
Highest recorded temperature 105 degrees on July 4, 1911 at Vernon
Lowest recorded temperature -50 degrees on December 30, 1933 at Bloomfield
Highest monthly average temperature 80.5 degrees Rank among states 49th
Lowest monthly average temperature 7.7 degrees Rank among states 7th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 39 inches Rank among states  
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
608,827 Rank among states 49th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
65.83 Rank among states 30th
Ten largest cities by population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Burlington 38,889 6. Bennington 15,737
2. Essex 18,626 7. Brattleboro 12,005
3. Rutland 17,292 8. Hartford 10.367
4. Colchester 16,986 9. Milton 9,479
5. South Burlington 15,814 10. Barre 9,291
Median age 33
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.79 Rank among states 16th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,972.4 Rank among states 42nd
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 114.2 Rank among states 50th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,858.2 Rank among states 39th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$26,848 Rank among states 32nd
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,011 Rank among states 32nd
Median household income (1993) $31,065 Rank among states 24th

Additional Information

The Vermont Encyclopedia

The Vermont Encyclopedia, edited by John J. Duffy, Samuel B. Hand, Ralph H. Orth. 352 pages. Publisher: University Press of New England (August 1, 2003)

The definitive sourcebook for Vermont facts, figures, people, events, and history.

The Vermont Encyclopedia’s thousand-plus entries, the work of 140 contributors, present a completely up-to-date and comprehensive collection of information on the Green Mountain State. Drawn from the most recent research available, its subjects range from prehistoric settlement to events in today’s headlines. Entries include famous and infamous Vermonters, features of the physical landscape; political, economic, and social history; organizations like the 251 Club; and tidbits on nudism, the Wasp (the only car ever made in Vermont), the fabled fur-bearing trout, and the invention of the jogbra.

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