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Population
  2010 2012
Population 625,741 626,011
Median Age 41.5 42.3
Total 8 year-olds 6,878 6,860
Boys 3,493 3,575
Girls 3,385 3,285
Total 9 year-olds 7,046 7,043
Boys 3,637 3,590
Girls 3,409 3,453
Total 10 year-olds 7,404 6,854
Boys 3,855 3,490
Girls 3,549 3,364
Total 11 year-olds 7,458 6,985
Boys 3,832 3,620
Girls 3,626 3,365
Total 12 year-olds 7,563 7,415
Boys 3,836 3,862
Girls 3,727 3,553
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 74.9% 73.5%
Car Pool 9.5% 10.2%
Public Transportation 1.3% 1.2%
Work at Home 7.4% 7.3%

Geography
Capital Montpelier
Largest City Burlington
Second Largest City South Burlington
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 67.9

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 257 257
Amusement Parks 0 0
Fast-Food Restaurants 341 385
Toy Stores 21 26
Video/Disc Rental Stores 46 18
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 0 1
Candy & Nut Stores 10 12
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 23 26
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 5 4

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: March 4, 1791
  • Population 1800: 154,465
  • Population 1860: 314,120
  • Population 1900: 343,641
  • Population 1950: 377,747
  • Population 2000: 608,827

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Green Mountain State
  • Flower: Red Clover
  • Tree: Sugar Maple
  • Bird: Hermit Thrush
  • Animal: Morgan Horse
  • Dance: The Justin
  • Fossil: White Whale
  • Flavor: Maple

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.