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Population
  2010 2011
Population 625,741 626,431
State Rank 49 49
Median Age 41.5 41.9
Total 8 year-olds 6,878 7,036
Boys 3,493 3,584
Girls 3,385 3,452
Total 9 year-olds 7,046 6,826
Boys 3,637 3,463
Girls 3,409 3,363
Total 10 year-olds 7,404 6,988
Boys 3,855 3,616
Girls 3,549 3,372
Total 11 year-olds 7,458 7,392
Boys 3,832 3,846
Girls 3,626 3,546
Total 12 year-olds 7,563 7,409
Boys 3,836 3,811
Girls 3,727 3,598
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 74.9% 74.3%
Car Pool 9.5% 9.9%
Public Transportation 1.3% 1.4%
Work at Home 7.4% 6.2%

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

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 265 257
Amusement Parks 2 0
Fast-Food Restaurants 444 461
Toy Stores 32 21
Video/Disc Rental Stores 93 46
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 0 0
Candy & Nut Stores 14 10
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 25 23
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 4 5

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.