Montpelier, VT Profile: Facts & Data


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Montpelier, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of Montpelier is the 7th largest city in Vermont with a population of 7,924 as of July 1, 2018. Montpelier ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montpelier is located at latitude 44.2664 and longitude -72.5715 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montpelier (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 525 feet.

The City of Montpelier (GNIS ID: 1462152) 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 Montpelier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Montpelier: Montpelier City, Montpelier-on-the Onion.

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Montpelier, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,924
Population in Households 7,733
Population in Familes 4,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density1 788
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $56,876
Average Household Income $75,313
Per Capita Income $36,586


Total Housing Units 4,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,061 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,762 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $219,906
Average Home Value $239,617


Total Households 3,823
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 1,832
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.11% 0.15%
Households 0.12% 0.15%
Families -0.24% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Montpelier, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montpelier to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 7 95th
Population Density # 47 62nd
Diversity Index # 10 93rd
Median Household Income # 35 72nd
Per Capita Income # 17 87th

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