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Vermont : What you need to know

As the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States, Vermont is also a sweet destination for outdoor recreation, with multiple skiing/snowboarding venues along with Lake Champlain that forms half of the state's western border. Hikers can enjoy spots like Long Trail and Catamount Trail. The best places to live in Vermont include Burlington, Rutland, Montpelier, Bennington and Brattleboro. The state has 14 private colleges and five University of Vermont campuses.

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Vermont Profile

Quick Facts

Population 626,604
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $55,176
Median Home Price $217,500
Median Property Tax $1,535
Median Rent $71

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 94.9%
  Ethnicity Black 1.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.3%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 21.7%
  Associate's Degree 8.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 14.3%
  High School Graduate 30.1%
  Some College, No Degree 17.4%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 36%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 91.8%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.6%
Construction 7.4%
Manufacturing 10.8%
Wholesale Trade 2.2%
Retail Trade 11.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.3%
Information 2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.8%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.5%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 28.6%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.2%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 4.8%

Housing

  Homes Rent 71%
  Homes Owned 29%

Vermont Rankings

Best places to Live in Vermont

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Albany 195 $141,700 $51,563
Arlington 1,287 $205,000 $48,553
Ascutney 393 $114,300 $36,806
Barnet 187 $165,400 $62,361
Barre 8,885 $150,900 $41,156
Barton 567 $92,100 $26,719
Beecher Falls 160 $111,000 $30,313
Bellows Falls 2,985 $138,600 $32,330
Bennington 8,865 $158,400 $36,322
Benson 309 $157,700 $27,188
Bethel 649 $153,600 $49,750
Bradford 895 $177,100 $40,750
Brandon 1,617 $165,700 $45,804
Brattleboro 7,259 $197,100 $51,472
Bristol 1,831 $227,300 $41,833
Burlington 42,570 $265,800 $44,671
Cabot 202 $151,700 $34,167
Cambridge 188 $170,800 $53,750
Canaan 322 $100,500 $34,464
Castleton 1,203 $203,200 $0