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Rutland, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of Rutland is the 3rd largest city in Vermont with a population of 16,264 as of July 1, 2017. Rutland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rutland is located at latitude 43.6097 and longitude -72.9778 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rutland (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Rutland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Rutland (GNIS ID: 1462193) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rutland: Mill Village, Rutland City, The Marble City.

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Rutland, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,264
Daytime Population: Workers 13,764
Daytime Population: Residents 8,372
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 15,597
Population in Familes 10,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 667
Population Density2 2,152
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $41,166
Average Household Income $54,599
Per Capita Income $24,858


Total Housing Units 8,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,663 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,626 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 964 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $167,696
Average Home Value $187,210


Total Households 7,289
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 3,757
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.34%
Households -0.22% -0.37%
Families -0.55% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Rutland, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutland to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 98th
Population Density # 9 93rd
Diversity Index # 39 68th
Median Household Income # 96 21st
Per Capita Income # 86 29th

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