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Montpelier is a city in Washington County, in the Barre metro area.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for city in France.

The latitude of Montpelier is 44.26N. The longitude is -72.575W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,945.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Montpelier demographic reports
Montpelier is on the Winooski River, on the main pass through the Green Mountains.
Montpelier was established as the state capital in 1805, for its central location.
The community proudly claims to be the nation's smallest capital city.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Well-known residents have included:
· George Dewey, admiral
Local festivals include:
  • Green Mountain Film Festival - March 16-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Montpelier web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hubbard Park
Montpelier attractions: Morse Farm Sugar Shack
Historic sites and museums: State House, Vermont Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Montpelier demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 05602 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Montpelier residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montpelier ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montpelier was $22,599, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

47% of Montpelier residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Montpelier include Montpelier Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Montpelier, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $447.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.


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Libraries in Montpelier include Kellogg-Hubbard ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Montpelier include Barre-Montpelier Times Argus

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Montpelier restaurants taking online reservations include Chef's Table VT, Main Street Grill and Bar ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Montpelier workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Montpelier include Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge.

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