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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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Quick Facts about VT

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 in VT

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Race in VT

  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 in VT

  Employed 96.8%
  Unemployed 3.2%

Educational Levels in VT

  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 in VT

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 in VT

  Homes Rent 71%
  Homes Owned 29%

Vermont Rankings

Best places to Live in Vermont

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Burlington 42,570 $265,800 $44,671
South Burlington 18,536 $268,500 $65,840
Rutland 16,091 $157,600 $41,345
Essex Junction 9,709 $262,000 $64,303
Barre 8,885 $150,900 $41,156
Bennington 8,865 $158,400 $36,322
Montpelier 7,712 $229,700 $61,588
Brattleboro 7,259 $197,100 $51,472
Winooski 7,223 $226,700 $45,974
Middlebury 6,885 $266,200 $49,414
St. Albans 6,864 $176,700 $44,013
St. Johnsbury 6,122 $146,200 $36,693
Newport 4,493 $122,600 $30,101
Springfield 3,700 $125,800 $30,748
Bellows Falls 2,985 $138,600 $32,330
Vergennes 2,629 $200,900 $49,009
West Brattleboro 2,559 $183,100 $33,504
Swanton 2,558 $166,200 $41,349
Morrisville 2,401 $174,800 $38,684
White River Junction 2,267 $194,600 $38,350