The area of Vermont was part of the original territory of the United States. It was included in the Charter of New England in 1620, but was later included in grants creating New York in 1664 and 1674. Representatives of 51 towns in the present area declared an independent state of “New Connecticut alias Vermont” in 1777, but also referred to the area as the “New Hampshire Grants.” New York consented to the statehood separation of Vermont, which was admitted to the Union on February 18, 1791, as the 14th state, with generally the same boundary as the present state.
Census data for Vermont are available beginning with the 1790 census.
Data for the legally established state of Vermont are available beginning with the 1800 census.
See: Geographic Terms & Concepts
Counties & County Equivalents
There are 14 counties in Vermont. All counties are functioning governmental entities. The principal administrative officers of each county are two assistant or side judges.
There are 255 county subdivisions in Vermont. There are 242 towns with functioning, but not necessarily active, governments each governed by a board of selectmen. Five of these towns—Averill, Ferdinand, Glastenbury, Lewis, and Somerset—are inactive governmental entities. The nine cities in Vermont are independent of MCDs and serve as county subdivisions. The three gores and one grant are nonfunctioning nongovernmental geographic subdivisions of the county.
Places (Incorporated Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places (CDPs))
Vermont has 119 places; 46 incorporated places and 73 census designated places (CDPs). The incorporated places consist of 9 cities and 37 villages. The nine cities are independent of MCDs and serve as nine county subdivisions. Jericho village is inactive. Villages are dependent within county subdivision.
Alphabetical List of Cities, Towns, CDPs and Other Populated Places
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q, R | S | T | U, V | W, X, Y, Z
Vermont Civil Features
Vermont Civil Features: Political Subdivisions, Native Areas, Land Grants, etc. - sorted by Census Class Codes.
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Stastical Areas
There are 1 Metropolitan and 3 Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Vermont. VT Metopolitan & Micropolitan Areas
Vermont ZIP Code Tabulation Areas
There are 255 ZIP Code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) in Vermont. View Vermont ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps.
Vermont has 175 elementary school districts, 34 secondary school districts, and 64 unified school districts. The Dresden unified school district is an interstate school district with schools in both Hanover, New Hampshire and Norwich, Vermont. The Rivendell unified school district is an interstate school district with schools in Orford, New Hampshire and Fairlee, Vermont. View Vermont Public and Private Schools.
For the 111th Congress (January 2009-January 2011), Vermont had one congressional district. For the 113th Congress (January 2013-January 2015), Vermont continues to have one congressional district as a result of reapportionment based on the 2010 Census. View Map of Vermont Congressional Districts.
State Legislative Districts
There are 13 state senate districts and 108 state house districts in Vermont.
Other Information Of General Geographic Interest
Montpelier, VT has the smallest population of any state capital with just 7,855 people (as of the 2010 Census).