Montpelier, Vermont

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Population in 2013: 7,755 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 3,666  (47.3%)
Females: 4,089  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05602.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,255 (it was $37,513 in 2000)
Montpelier:

$59,255
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,888 (it was $22,599 in 2000)

Montpelier city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,362 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Montpelier:

$209,362
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $230,524; Detached houses: $231,666; Townhouses or other attached units: $189,296; In 2-unit structures: $317,694; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,462; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,339

Median gross rent in 2012: $862.

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  • White alone - 7,544 (96.1%)
  • Asian alone - 119 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 118 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.2%)

Races in Montpelier detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montpelier: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.1%), Irish (10.8%), German (10.2%), Italian (7.7%), French Canadian (5.8%), French (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1895

Elevation: 525 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 757 people per square mile   (low).

Montpelier,VT real estate house value index trend

Montpelier, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Montpelier:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montpelier city:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

441 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This city:  5.6%
Vermont:  4.0%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Montpelier, Vermont as of April 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Montpelier to the number of sex offenders is 708 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,475 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,441 (2.1%)

Montpelier satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (104.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (153.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (245.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Berlin, VT (1.8 miles ), East Montpelier, VT (2.0 miles ), Middlesex, VT (2.2 miles ), Barre, VT (2.4 miles ), South Barre, VT (2.7 miles ), Moretown, VT (2.8 miles ), Plainfield, VT (2.8 miles ), Graniteville, VT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $302,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $302,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $313,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.26 N, Longitude: 72.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,189 (+66.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,341 (58.6%)

Area code: 802

Montpelier household income distribution Montpelier home values distribution

Property values in Montpelier, VT


Crime rates in Montpelier by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 356820222
per 100,000 37.161.474.5100.325.20.025.925.925.4
Robberies 220013110
per 100,000 24.724.60.00.012.638.612.913.00.0
Assaults 2515127101110
per 100,000 24.761.412.462.7151.190.0129.3142.7127.2
Burglaries 365222285931405433
per 100,000 444.9639.0273.0351.1742.7398.5517.4700.6419.6
Thefts 420408308229273308307279286
per 100,000 5191.05013.53821.82871.83436.63959.43971.03619.63636.8
Auto thefts 211820511155615
per 100,000 259.5221.2248.262.7138.5192.864.777.8190.7
Arson 1375512022
per 100,000 160.786.062.062.712.625.70.025.925.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.5) 263.6290.1222.0207.4222.6202.2219.2221.4206.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Montpelier detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Vermont average:

3.25

Detailed articles:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -181 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Montpelier: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Montpelier, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Montpelier-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from Montpelier center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Montpelier center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montpelier topographic map

Birthplace of: Patrick Leahy - (1940-), politician, George Dewey, Thomas Waterman Wood - Painter, John Bollinger - Author and Financial Analyst, Richard A. Cody - General, Vincent Illuzzi - Politician, William Charles Fitzgerald - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Hannibal Day - Union Army officer, John Mellen Thurston - Politician, Harry Gisborne - Forester.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Montpelier: John W. Clark, William W. Noyes.

Main business address for: AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP LTD (INSURANCE CARRIERS, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Montpelier:

  • HEATON HOUSE (HEATON ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Montpelier:

  • CENTRAL VERMONT HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • BERLIN HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • ROWAN COURT HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • HILL ICF/MR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • MAYO HEALTHCARE INC. (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NORTHFIELD, VT)
  • VERMONT STATE HOSP (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WATERBURY, VT)
  • VERMONT STATE HOSP DISTINCT PART UNIT (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WATERBURY, VT)

Airports located in Montpelier:

Amtrak station:

MONTPELIER-BARRE (MONTPELIER JCT. RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Montpelier:

  • New England Culinary Institute (Full-time enrollment: 625; Location: 56 College Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.neci.edu)
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts (FT enrollment: 442; Location: 36 College St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vcfa.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Vermont State Colleges-Office of the Chancellor (Location: 575 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 1; Public; Website: www.vsc.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montpelier:

  • Norwich University (about 10 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 34 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 35 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 35 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 35 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Middlebury College (about 35 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Dartmouth College (about 42 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)

Public high schools in Montpelier:

Private high school in Montpelier:

  • THE NEW SCHOOL OF MONTPELIER (Students: 20; Location: 11 WEST ST; Grades: 3 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Montpelier:

Private elementary/middle schools in Montpelier:

  • CENTRAL VERMONT CATHOLIC SCHOOL - ST MONICA (Students: 212; Location: 46 BARRE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTRAL VERMONT CATHOLIC SCHOOL-ST MICHAEL CAMPUS (Students: 102; Location: 46 BARRE ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Montpelier, School District: UHSD 32

Library in Montpelier:

  • KELLOGG-HUBBARD (Operating income: $849,152; Location: 135 MAIN ST.; 69,842 books; 4,252 audio materials; 3,970 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 138 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Montpelier: Montpelier Elks Country Club (A), Montpelier Municipal Swimming Pool (B), Vermont Agency of Transportation Librayr (C), Vermont College Division of Norwich University Gary Memorial Library (D), Vermont State Capitol (E), Vermont Historical Society Library (F), Vermont Historical Society Museum and Pavilion (G), Vermont State Archives Library (H), Vermont State Library (I), Vermont State Office Building (J), Vermont State Supreme Court (K), Washington County Arts Council (L), Washington County Courthouse (M), Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce (N), Wood Art Gallery (O), College Hall (P), Kellogg Hubbard Public Library (Q), Montpelier City Hall (R), Montpelier Fire and Ambulance Department (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Montpelier: AMERINST INSURANCE GROUP LTD (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Montpelier include: Unitarian Church of Montpelier (A), Trinity United Methodist Church (B), Bethany United Church of Christ (C), Shepherd of the Hill Church (D), Saint Jacob of Alaska Orthodox Church (E), Resurrection Baptist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Christs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Mount Cemetery (1), Saint Augustine Cemetery (2), Elm Street Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dog River (A), North Branch Winooski River (B), Stevens Branch (C), Blanchard Brook (D), Barnes Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Montpelier include: Hubbard Park (1), Montpelier Recreational Field (2), Montpelier Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Vermont State - Probation and Parole- Libraries Dept- Northeast Regional Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 13 Baldwin Street), Vermont State - Libraries Department (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 109 State Street), Vermont State - Libraries Dept- State Librarian (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 109 State Street), Tourist Information Vermont Travel DIV (6 Baldwin Street), Chamber of Commerce - Tourist Information Allyear (Paine Turnpike).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Montpelier (101 Northfield Street), Twin City Motel (1537 US Route 302).

Courts: Vermont State - Courts- Small Claims Court- Washington (65 State Street), Vermont State - Supreme Court- Courts- Court Administrator's Ofc (111 State Street), Vermont State - Public Service Dept- Utility Information (112 State Street), Vermont State - Courts- Vermont Environmental Court (135 State Street).

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.0. This is better than average.

City:

56.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.123. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.123
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.118. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.118
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 8.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.57. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.57
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Montpelier and their reported violations in the past:

MONTPELIER WATER SYSTEM (Address: 39 MAIN ST , Population served: 8,700, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2011)
SE VERMONT WELCOME CENTER (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 999, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
WATERFORD WELCOME CENTER (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
RANDOLPH SB REST AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 783, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-25-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-25-2006), St Boil Water Order (SEP-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2006)
WILLISTON SB REST AREA I89 (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 661, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BIRCHWOOD MANOR MHP (Address: ONE PROSPECT ST , Population served: 454, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-15-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-1998), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-1997), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
LYNDON SB REST AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 371, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-21-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-10-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUL-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2006), St Boil Water Order (DEC-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-21-2006), St Boil Water Order (SEP-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-21-2006), St Boil Water Order (AUG-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-13-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
FIRST IN FITNESS (Address: 1 BLANCHARD COURT , Population served: 360, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-29-2006), St Boil Water Order (SEP-29-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2006), St Boil Water Order (APR-25-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Montpelier that have no violations reported:

  • GEORGIA NB REST AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 501, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAIR HAVEN WELCOME AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 303, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAIRFAX SB REST AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 301, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARTFORD SB REST AREA (Address: 2 GOVERNOR AIKEN AVE , Population served: 283, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANDY PINES MHP (Address: ONE PROSPECT ST , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEEPWOOD PARK (Address: ONE PROSPECT ST , Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DUMMERSTON HIGHWAY GARAGE AOT (Address: ONE NATIONAL LIFE DRIVE , Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY PINES MHP (Address: ONE PROSPECT ST , Population served: 76, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BENNINGTON STATE AIRPORT (Address: ONE NATIONAL LIFE DRIVE , Population served: 39, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WRIGHTSVILLE RECREATION DISTRICT BEACH (Address: 23 N FRANKLIN ST , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.3%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Montpelier in 2010:

  • 174 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Montpelier in 2000:

  • 130 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Montpelier, Vermont environmental map by EPA

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Montpelier compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Montpelier (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Montpelier Branch at 90 Main Street, branch established on 1968/07/01; School Street Branch at Main And School Streets, branch established on 1996/01/08. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Montpelier Branch at 7 Main Street, branch established on 1977/11/07. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • People's United Bank: Montpelier Branch at 13 State Street, branch established on 1824/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Community National Bank: Montpelier Branch at 95-97 State Street, branch established on 2001/05/29. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $552.1 mil, Deposits: $454.6 mil, headquarters in Derby, VT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp
  • Northfield Savings Bank: Montpelier Branch at 100 State Street, branch established on 1980/05/12. Info updated 2007/04/25: Bank assets: $685.8 mil, Deposits: $511.0 mil, headquarters in Northfield, VT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Northfield Mhc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Montpelier, Vermont:

  • Econo Lodge, 101 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602 , Phone: (802) 223-5258, Fax: (802) 229-6293
  • The Inn At Montpelier, 147 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602 , Phone: (802) 223-2727, Fax: (802) 223-0722
  • Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602 , Phone: (802) 223-5252, Fax: (802) 229-5427
  • Comfort Inn & Suites At Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, VT 05602 , Phone: (802) 229-2222, Fax: (802) 229-2222
  • Lague Inns, RR 4 Box 1720, Montpelier, VT 05602 , Phone: (802) 229-5766
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Montpelier, Vermont

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Montpelier travel time to work - commute Montpelier mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Montpelier city (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.40%
Here: 42.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents61.5%11.5%8.9%3.7%2.3%
Congregations13.8%18.8%17.5%5.0%1.3%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnitarian Universalist AssociationAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents1.8%1.6%1.3%1.1%6.3%
Congregations1.3%5.0%5.0%5.0%27.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Washington County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Washington County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Washington County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

11.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

21.5%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$33,683$44,9111$2,470
Other Government Administration 7$33,835$58,0039$4,034
Police Protection - Officers 17$76,744$54,1720$0
Police - Other 7$25,733$44,1144$3,352
Firefighters 17$72,829$51,4091$2,581
Fire - Other 2$7,325$43,9500$0
Streets and Highways 21$80,125$45,7861$1,348
Sewerage 12$53,475$53,4750$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,691$40,1461$1,240
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,191$50,2920$0
Water Supply 3$11,944$47,7760$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,567$45,4029$2,817
Totals for Government 100$414,142$49,69726$17,842

Montpelier government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,293,000 ($295.68)
    Regular Highways: $847,000 ($109.22)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,387,000 ($307.80)
    Police Protection: $1,673,000 ($215.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,591,000 ($205.16)
    Water Utilities: $1,301,000 ($167.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,247,000 ($160.80)
    General - Other: $806,000 ($103.93)
    Central Staff Services: $605,000 ($78.01)
    Financial Administration: $599,000 ($77.24)
    Parking Facilities: $570,000 ($73.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $166,000 ($21.41)
    General Public Buildings: $162,000 ($20.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($18.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $385,000 ($49.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $12,000 ($1.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,737,000 ($610.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $396,000 ($51.06)

Montpelier government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,593,000 ($205.42)
    All Other: $592,000 ($76.34)
    Parking Facilities: $557,000 ($71.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($4.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $211,000 ($27.21)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($4.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($1.93)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,880,000 ($242.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,924,000 ($377.05)
    General Local Government Support: $585,000 ($75.44)
    Highways: $214,000 ($27.60)
  • Tax - Property: $5,473,000 ($705.74)
    Other License: $44,000 ($5.67)

Montpelier government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,381,000 ($3272.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,862,000 ($2948.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,519,000 ($324.82)

Montpelier government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,123,000 ($144.81)

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($440 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.06%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  0.91% ($42,382 average AGI)
from Orange County, VT  0.63% ($28,267)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.36% ($41,957)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.03% ($43,814 average AGI)
to Orange County, VT  0.67% ($29,382)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.31% ($61,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montpelier:

  • WSKI (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: GALLOWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WSNO (1450 AM; 1 kW; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montpelier:

  • W262AA (100.3 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCMD (89.9 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WORK (107.1 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Montpelier:

  • WBVT-LP (Channel 39; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)
  • WVNY (Channel 22; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Montpelier, Vermont:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Vermont average:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 70
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 56
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 120
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Montpelier fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 187 meters (614ft)
Total costs: $9,047,000
Total average daily traffic: 168,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,335

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Montpelier, VT

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 81
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Montpelier

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montpelier, VT
Most common first names in Montpelier, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert8070.2 years
Mary7582.0 years
John7172.9 years
William6872.4 years
Ruth5979.7 years
George5377.4 years
Charles4876.6 years
Dorothy4782.8 years
James4376.1 years
Florence4284.9 years
Most common last names in Montpelier, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4080.2 years
Davis2472.2 years
Johnson2282.2 years
Martin2078.6 years
Brown1784.0 years
Walker1781.0 years
Ryan1670.7 years
Morse1681.6 years
Clark1576.5 years
Adams1480.4 years
Businesses in Montpelier, VT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Ford1
Applebee's1GNC1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Shaw's1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx5UPS2
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