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Vermont in United States
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The U.S. state of Vermont has 237 towns, nine cities, five unincorporated towns and four gores. As of 2011, Vermont has 35 incorporated villages, which are municipal governments operating within a town and providing additional services.

Cities

Vermont has nine cities. In some cases there is a town and a city with the same name, such as Barre City which exists almost entirely within the borders of Barre Town.

Six of Vermont's 14 counties have at least one city within their borders. Five cities serve as the county seats for their respective counties and are indicated below with an asterisk (*).

Population

According to the 2010 census, 115,085 people, or 18.39% of the state's population, resided in Vermont's cities.

Downtown Rutland, Vermont's third largest city
The downtown area of Rutland, Vermont's third largest city
Downtown Montpelier, Capital of Vermont
The downtown area of Montpelier, Vermont's capital city
City County 2010 Population Rank (Population) Area in sq mi (km2) Rank (Area) Incorporated Median Household Income (1999) Rank (Income) Mayor
Burlington* Chittenden 42,417 1 15.49 sq mi (40.1 km2) 2 1864 $33,070 6 Miro Weinberger (D)
South Burlington Chittenden 17,904 2 29.58 sq mi (76.6 km2) 1 1971 $51,566 1 N/A
Rutland* Rutland 16,495 3 7.68 sq mi (19.9 km2) 4 1892 $30,478 8 David Allaire (R)
Barre Washington 9,052 4 3.98 sq mi (10.3 km2) 6 1895 $30,393 9 Lucas Herring (I)
Montpelier* Washington 7,855 5 10.25 sq mi (26.5 km2) 3 1895 $37,513 3 Anne Watson (I)
Winooski Chittenden 7,267 6 1.51 sq mi (3.9 km2) 9 1921 $30,592 7 Kristine Lott (I)
St. Albans* Franklin 6,918 7 2.03 sq mi (5.3 km2) 8 1902 $37,221 4 Elizabeth Gamache (D)
Newport* Orleans 4,589 8 7.63 sq mi (19.8 km2) 5 1917 $34,922 5 Paul Monette (I)
Vergennes Addison 2,588 9 2.51 sq mi (6.5 km2) 7 1788 $37,763 2 Jeff Fritz

The total area of Vermont's cities is 80.2 sq mi (208 km2), or 0.8% of the state's total area.

Towns

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Calais Town Hall

Unincorporated towns in Vermont are towns that had their charters revoked by the Vermont legislature due to lack of residents. While still technically towns, their affairs are managed by a state-appointed supervisor and not by a local government. These unincorporated towns are Averill, Ferdinand, Glastenbury, Lewis, and Somerset.

Census Data Town County 2010 Population 2000 Population Area in Square Miles (km2) Rank (Area)
[1] Addison Addison 1,371 1,393 48.93 sq mi (126.7 km2) 36
[2] Albany Orleans 941 840 38.67 sq mi (100.2 km2) 150
[3] Alburgh Grand Isle 1,998 1,952 48.82 sq mi (126.4 km2) 38
[4] Andover Windsor 467 496 28.78 sq mi (74.5 km2) 201
[5] Arlington Bennington 2,317 2,397 42.43 sq mi (109.9 km2) 93
[6] Athens Windham 442 340 13.12 sq mi (34.0 km2) 235
[7] Averill Essex 24 8 38.07 sq mi (98.6 km2) 160
[8] Bakersfield Franklin 1,322 1,215 44.63 sq mi (115.6 km2) 69
[9] Baltimore Windsor 244 250 4.66 sq mi (12.1 km2) 241
[10] Barnard Windsor 947 958 48.89 sq mi (126.6 km2) 37
[11] Barnet Caledonia 1,708 1,690 43.58 sq mi (112.9 km2) 80
[12] Barre Washington 7,924 7,602 30.72 sq mi (79.6 km2) 195
[13] Barton Orleans 2,810 2,780 44.88 sq mi (116.2 km2) 65
[14] Belvidere Lamoille 348 294 32.14 sq mi (83.2 km2) 191
[15] Bennington Bennington 15,764 15,737 42.50 sq mi (110.1 km2) 92
[16] Benson Rutland 1,056 1,039 45.52 sq mi (117.9 km2) 59
[17] Berkshire Franklin 1,692 1,388 42.23 sq mi (109.4 km2) 96
[18] Berlin Washington 2,887 2,864 36.94 sq mi (95.7 km2) 167
[19] Bethel Windsor 2,030 1,968 45.44 sq mi (117.7 km2) 60
[20] Bloomfield Essex 221 261 40.54 sq mi (105.0 km2) 110
[21] Bolton Chittenden 1,182 971 42.53 sq mi (110.2 km2) 91
[22] Bradford Orange 2,797 2,619 29.84 sq mi (77.3 km2) 198
[23] Braintree Orange 1,246 1,194 38.39 sq mi (99.4 km2) 154
[24] Brandon Rutland 3,966 3,917 40.14 sq mi (104.0 km2) 117
[25] Brattleboro Windham 12,046 12,005 32.41 sq mi (83.9 km2) 189
[26] Bridgewater Windsor 936 980 49.54 sq mi (128.3 km2) 32
[27] Bridport Addison 1,218 1,235 46.31 sq mi (119.9 km2) 52
[28] Brighton Essex 1,222 1,260 53.34 sq mi (138.1 km2) 21
[29] Bristol Addison 3,894 3,788 42.18 sq mi (109.2 km2) 99
[30] Brookfield Orange 1,292 1,222 41.15 sq mi (106.6 km2) 105
[31] Brookline Windham 530 467 12.90 sq mi (33.4 km2) 236
[32] Brownington Orleans 988 885 28.45 sq mi (73.7 km2) 205
[33] Brunswick Essex 112 107 26.00 sq mi (67.3 km2) 211
[34] Burke Caledonia 1,753 1,571 34.03 sq mi (88.1 km2) 182
[35] Cabot Washington 1,433 1,213 38.53 sq mi (99.8 km2) 153
[36] Calais Washington 1,607 1,529 38.56 sq mi (99.9 km2) 152
[37] Cambridge Lamoille 3,659 3,186 63.69 sq mi (165.0 km2) 6
[38] Canaan Essex 972 1,078 33.43 sq mi (86.6 km2) 185
[39] Castleton Rutland 4,717 4,367 42.35 sq mi (109.7 km2) 94
[40] Cavendish Windsor 1,367 1,470 39.71 sq mi (102.8 km2) 128
[41] Charleston Orleans 1,023 895 38.82 sq mi (100.5 km2) 149
[42] Charlotte Chittenden 3,754 3,569 50.36 sq mi (130.4 km2) 26
[43] Chelsea Orange 1,238 1,240 39.94 sq mi (103.4 km2) 120
[44] Chester Windsor 3,154 3,044 55.94 sq mi (144.9 km2) 18
[45] Chittenden Rutland 1,258 1,182 73.80 sq mi (191.1 km2) 1
[46] Clarendon Rutland 2,571 2,811 31.52 sq mi (81.6 km2) 193
[47] Colchester Chittenden 17,067 16,986 58.57 sq mi (151.7 km2) 13
[48] Concord Essex 1,235 1,209 53.52 sq mi (138.6 km2) 20
[49] Corinth Orange 1,367 1,461 48.55 sq mi (125.7 km2) 41
[50] Cornwall Addison 1,185 1,136 28.61 sq mi (74.1 km2) 203
[51] Coventry Orleans 1,086 1,014 27.67 sq mi (71.7 km2) 207
[52] Craftsbury Orleans 1,206 1,136 39.76 sq mi (103.0 km2) 126
[53] Danby Rutland 1,311 1,292 41.54 sq mi (107.6 km2) 103
[54] Danville Caledonia 2,196 2,211 61.13 sq mi (158.3 km2) 9
[55] Derby Orleans 4,621 4,604 57.60 sq mi (149.2 km2) 14
[56] Dorset Bennington 2,031 2,036 47.88 sq mi (124.0 km2) 43
[57] Dover Windham 1,124 1,410 35.33 sq mi (91.5 km2) 179
[58] Dummerston Windham 1,864 1,915 30.83 sq mi (79.8 km2) 194
[59] Duxbury Washington 1,337 1,289 43.10 sq mi (111.6 km2) 87
[60] East Haven Essex 290 301 37.41 sq mi (96.9 km2) 163
[61] East Montpelier Washington 2,576 2,578 32.12 sq mi (83.2 km2) 192
[62] Eden Lamoille 1,323 1,152 64.29 sq mi (166.5 km2) 5
[63] Elmore Lamoille 855 849 39.58 sq mi (102.5 km2) 132
[64] Enosburgh Franklin 2,781 2,788 48.72 sq mi (126.2 km2) 39
[65] Essex Chittenden 19,587 18,626 39.32 sq mi (101.8 km2) 136
[66] Fair Haven Rutland 2,734 2,928 18.15 sq mi (47.0 km2) 229
[67] Fairfax Franklin 4,285 3,527 40.43 sq mi (104.7 km2) 113
[68] Fairfield Franklin 1,891 1,800 68.50 sq mi (177.4 km2) 3
[69] Fairlee Orange 977 967 21.25 sq mi (55.0 km2) 222
[70] Fayston Washington 1,353 1,141 36.45 sq mi (94.4 km2) 172
[71] Ferdinand Essex 32 33 52.81 sq mi (136.8 km2) 22
[72] Ferrisburgh Addison 2,775 2,657 61.16 sq mi (158.4 km2) 8
[73] Fletcher Franklin 1,277 1,179 38.00 sq mi (98.4 km2) 162
[74] Franklin Franklin 1,405 1,268 40.76 sq mi (105.6 km2) 107
[75] Georgia Franklin 4,515 4,375 45.22 sq mi (117.1 km2) 61
[76] Glastenbury Bennington 8 16 44.45 sq mi (115.1 km2) 72
[77] Glover Orleans 1,122 966 38.61 sq mi (100.0 km2) 151
[78] Goshen Addison 164 227 20.81 sq mi (53.9 km2) 224
[79] Grafton Windham 679 649 38.37 sq mi (99.4 km2) 155
[80] Granby Essex 88 86 39.13 sq mi (101.3 km2) 139
[81] Grand Isle Grand Isle 2,067 1,955 35.13 sq mi (91.0 km2) 181
[82] Granville Addison 298 303 51.51 sq mi (133.4 km2) 24
[83] Greensboro Orleans 762 770 39.39 sq mi (102.0 km2) 135
[84] Groton Caledonia 1,022 876 54.96 sq mi (142.3 km2) 19
[85] Guildhall Essex 261 268 33.09 sq mi (85.7 km2) 186
[86] Guilford Windham 2,121 2,046 39.96 sq mi (103.5 km2) 119
[87] Halifax Windham 728 782 39.81 sq mi (103.1 km2) 125
[88] Hancock Addison 323 382 38.13 sq mi (98.8 km2) 157
[89] Hardwick Caledonia 3,010 3,174 39.02 sq mi (101.1 km2) 142
[90] Hartford Windsor 9,952 10,385 45.88 sq mi (118.8 km2) 55
[91] Hartland Windsor 3,393 3,223 45.20 sq mi (117.1 km2) 62
[92] Highgate Franklin 3,535 3,397 59.74 sq mi (154.7 km2) 12
[93] Hinesburg Chittenden 4,396 4,340 39.83 sq mi (103.2 km2) 122
[94] Holland Orleans 629 588 38.08 sq mi (98.6 km2) 159
[95] Hubbardton Rutland 706 752 28.84 sq mi (74.7 km2) 200
[96] Huntington Chittenden 1,938 1,861 38.04 sq mi (98.5 km2) 161
[97] Hyde Park Lamoille 2,954 2,847 38.93 sq mi (100.8 km2) 145
[98] Ira Rutland 432 455 22.78 sq mi (59.0 km2) 216
[99] Irasburg Orleans 1,163 1,077 40.58 sq mi (105.1 km2) 109
[100] Isle La Motte Grand Isle 471 488 16.66 sq mi (43.1 km2) 232
[101] Jamaica Windham 1,035 946 49.46 sq mi (128.1 km2) 33
[102] Jay Orleans 521 426 33.97 sq mi (88.0 km2) 183
[103] Jericho Chittenden 5,009 5,015 35.55 sq mi (92.1 km2) 177
[104] Johnson Lamoille 3,446 3,274 45.09 sq mi (116.8 km2) 63
[105] Killington Rutland 811 1,095 46.86 sq mi (121.4 km2) 48
[106] Kirby Caledonia 493 456 24.42 sq mi (63.2 km2) 213
[107] Landgrove Bennington 158 144 9.17 sq mi (23.8 km2) 238
[108] Leicester Addison 1,100 974 21.78 sq mi (56.4 km2) 220
[109] Lemington Essex 104 107 35.52 sq mi (92.0 km2) 178
[110] Lewis Essex 0 0 39.66 sq mi (102.7 km2) 129
[111] Lincoln Addison 1,271 1,214 44.60 sq mi (115.5 km2) 70
[112] Londonderry Windham 1,769 1,709 35.90 sq mi (93.0 km2) 175
[113] Lowell Orleans 879 738 56.08 sq mi (145.2 km2) 17
[114] Ludlow Windsor 1,963 2,449 35.70 sq mi (92.5 km2) 176
[115] Lunenburg Essex 1,302 1,315 45.78 sq mi (118.6 km2) 57
[116] Lyndon Caledonia 5,981 5,448 39.82 sq mi (103.1 km2) 123
[117] Maidstone Essex 208 105 32.30 sq mi (83.7 km2) 190
[118] Manchester Bennington 4,391 4,184 42.25 sq mi (109.4 km2) 95
[119] Marlboro Windham 1,078 978 40.65 sq mi (105.3 km2) 108
[120] Marshfield Washington 1,588 1,496 43.43 sq mi (112.5 km2) 84
[121] Mendon Rutland 1,059 1,028 38.09 sq mi (98.7 km2) 158
[122] Middlebury Addison 8,496 8,183 39.22 sq mi (101.6 km2) 138
[123] Middlesex Washington 1,731 1,729 39.87 sq mi (103.3 km2) 121
[124] Middletown Springs Rutland 745 823 22.32 sq mi (57.8 km2) 217
[125] Milton Chittenden 10,352 9,479 60.89 sq mi (157.7 km2) 10
[126] Monkton Addison 1,980 1,759 36.24 sq mi (93.9 km2) 173
[127] Montgomery Franklin 1,201 992 56.70 sq mi (146.9 km2) 16
[128] Moretown Washington 1,658 1,653 40.21 sq mi (104.1 km2) 114
[129] Morgan Orleans 749 669 33.82 sq mi (87.6 km2) 184
[130] Morristown Lamoille 5,227 5,139 51.68 sq mi (133.9 km2) 23
[131] Mount Holly Rutland 1,237 1,241 49.57 sq mi (128.4 km2) 31
[132] Mount Tabor Rutland 255 203 43.81 sq mi (113.5 km2) 78
[133] New Haven Addison 1,727 1,666 41.54 sq mi (107.6 km2) 103
[134] Newark Caledonia 581 470 37.21 sq mi (96.4 km2) 166
[135] Newbury Orange 2,216 1,965 64.81 sq mi (167.9 km2) 4
[136] Newfane Windham 1,726 1,680 40.52 sq mi (104.9 km2) 111
[137] Newport Orleans 1,594 1,511 43.52 sq mi (112.7 km2) 82
[138] North Hero Grand Isle 803 810 46.57 sq mi (120.6 km2) 50
[139] Northfield Washington 6,207 5,791 43.63 sq mi (113.0 km2) 79
[140] Norton Essex 169 214 39.62 sq mi (102.6 km2) 130
[141] Norwich Windsor 3,414 3,544 44.68 sq mi (115.7 km2) 67
[142] Orange Orange 1,072 965 39.01 sq mi (101.0 km2) 143
[143] Orwell Addison 1,250 1,185 49.67 sq mi (128.6 km2) 30
[144] Panton Addison 677 682 22.06 sq mi (57.1 km2) 219
[145] Pawlet Rutland 1,477 1,394 42.90 sq mi (111.1 km2) 89
[146] Peacham Caledonia 732 665 47.68 sq mi (123.5 km2) 44
[147] Peru Bennington 375 416 37.34 sq mi (96.7 km2) 165
[148] Pittsfield Rutland 546 427 20.46 sq mi (53.0 km2) 225
[149] Pittsford Rutland 2,991 3,140 43.58 sq mi (112.9 km2) 80
[150] Plainfield Washington 1,243 1,286 21.05 sq mi (54.5 km2) 223
[151] Plymouth Windsor 619 555 48.68 sq mi (126.1 km2) 40
[152] Pomfret Windsor 904 979 39.47 sq mi (102.2 km2) 134
[153] Poultney Rutland 3,432 3,633 43.96 sq mi (113.9 km2) 77
[154] Pownal Bennington 3,527 3,560 46.73 sq mi (121.0 km2) 49
[155] Proctor Rutland 1,741 1,877 7.60 sq mi (19.7 km2) 240
[156] Putney Windham 2,702 2,634 26.83 sq mi (69.5 km2) 209
[157] Randolph Orange 4,778 4,853 48.20 sq mi (124.8 km2) 42
[158] Reading Windsor 666 707 41.65 sq mi (107.9 km2) 102
[159] Readsboro Bennington 763 805 36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2) 171
[160] Richford Franklin 2,308 2,321 43.29 sq mi (112.1 km2) 85
[161] Richmond Chittenden 4,081 4,090 32.75 sq mi (84.8 km2) 188
[162] Ripton Addison 588 556 49.86 sq mi (129.1 km2) 28
[163] Rochester Windsor 1,139 1,171 57.38 sq mi (148.6 km2) 15
[164] Rockingham Windham 5,282 5,309 42.23 sq mi (109.4 km2) 96
[165] Roxbury Washington 691 576 42.03 sq mi (108.9 km2) 100
[166] Royalton Windsor 2,773 2,603 40.93 sq mi (106.0 km2) 106
[167] Rupert Bennington 714 704 44.60 sq mi (115.5 km2) 70
[168] Rutland Rutland 4,054 4,038 19.34 sq mi (50.1 km2) 228
[169] Ryegate Caledonia 1,174 1,150 36.77 sq mi (95.2 km2) 168
[170] Salisbury Addison 1,136 1,090 30.02 sq mi (77.8 km2) 197
[171] Sandgate Bennington 405 353 42.20 sq mi (109.3 km2) 98
[172] Searsburg Bennington 109 96 21.57 sq mi (55.9 km2) 221
[173] Shaftsbury Bennington 3,590 3,767 43.18 sq mi (111.8 km2) 86
[174] Sharon Windsor 1,502 1,411 40.16 sq mi (104.0 km2) 116
[175] Sheffield Caledonia 703 727 32.77 sq mi (84.9 km2) 187
[176] Shelburne Chittenden 7,144 6,944 45.07 sq mi (116.7 km2) 64
[177] Sheldon Franklin 2,190 1,990 39.54 sq mi (102.4 km2) 133
[178] Shoreham Addison 1,265 1,222 46.39 sq mi (120.1 km2) 51
[179] Shrewsbury Rutland 1,056 1,108 50.17 sq mi (129.9 km2) 27
[180] Somerset Windham 3 5 28.13 sq mi (72.9 km2) 206
[181] South Hero Grand Isle 1,631 1,696 47.49 sq mi (123.0 km2) 46
[182] Springfield Windsor 9,373 9,078 49.44 sq mi (128.0 km2) 34
[183] St. Albans Franklin 5,999 5,324 60.53 sq mi (156.8 km2) 11
[184] St. George Chittenden 674 698 3.56 sq mi (9.2 km2) 242
[185] St. Johnsbury Caledonia 7,603 7,571 36.74 sq mi (95.2 km2) 169
[186] Stamford Bennington 824 813 39.62 sq mi (102.6 km2) 130
[187] Stannard Caledonia 216 185 12.51 sq mi (32.4 km2) 237
[188] Starksboro Addison 1,777 1,898 45.87 sq mi (118.8 km2) 56
[189] Stockbridge Windsor 736 674 46.17 sq mi (119.6 km2) 53
[190] Stowe Lamoille 4,314 4,339 72.76 sq mi (188.4 km2) 2
[191] Strafford Orange 1,098 1,045 44.30 sq mi (114.7 km2) 74
[192] Stratton Windham 216 136 46.89 sq mi (121.4 km2) 47
[193] Sudbury Rutland 560 583 22.22 sq mi (57.5 km2) 218
[194] Sunderland Bennington 956 850 45.65 sq mi (118.2 km2) 58
[195] Sutton Caledonia 1,029 1,001 38.37 sq mi (99.4 km2) 155
[196] Swanton Franklin 6,427 6,203 61.67 sq mi (159.7 km2) 7
[197] Thetford Orange 2,588 2,617 44.43 sq mi (115.1 km2) 73
[198] Tinmouth Rutland 613 567 28.72 sq mi (74.4 km2) 202
[199] Topsham Orange 1,173 1,142 48.99 sq mi (126.9 km2) 35
[200] Townshend Windham 1,232 1,149 42.67 sq mi (110.5 km2) 90
[201] Troy Orleans 1,662 1,564 36.05 sq mi (93.4 km2) 174
[202] Tunbridge Orange 1,284 1,309 44.72 sq mi (115.8 km2) 66
[203] Underhill Chittenden 3,016 2,980 51.40 sq mi (133.1 km2) 25
[204] Vernon Windham 2,206 2,141 20.06 sq mi (52.0 km2) 226
[205] Vershire Orange 730 629 36.54 sq mi (94.6 km2) 170
[206] Victory Essex 62 97 43.00 sq mi (111.4 km2) 88
[207] Waitsfield Washington 1,719 1,659 26.90 sq mi (69.7 km2) 208
[208] Walden Caledonia 935 782 38.94 sq mi (100.9 km2) 144
[209] Wallingford Rutland 2,079 2,274 43.44 sq mi (112.5 km2) 83
[210] Waltham Addison 486 479 9.06 sq mi (23.5 km2) 239
[211] Wardsboro Windham 900 854 29.23 sq mi (75.7 km2) 199
[212] Warren Washington 1,705 1,681 39.98 sq mi (103.5 km2) 118
[213] Washington Orange 1,039 1,047 38.87 sq mi (100.7 km2) 146
[214] Waterbury Washington 5,064 4915 49.76 sq mi (128.9 km2) 29
[215] Waterford Caledonia 1,280 1,104 39.74 sq mi (102.9 km2) 127
[216] Waterville Lamoille 673 697 16.40 sq mi (42.5 km2) 233
[217] Weathersfield Windsor 2,825 2,788 44.20 sq mi (114.5 km2) 75
[218] Wells Rutland 1,150 1,121 22.99 sq mi (59.5 km2) 214
[219] West Fairlee Orange 652 726 22.82 sq mi (59.1 km2) 215
[220] West Haven Rutland 264 278 28.47 sq mi (73.7 km2) 204
[221] West Rutland Rutland 2,326 2,535 17.98 sq mi (46.6 km2) 230
[222] West Windsor Windsor 1,099 1,067 24.73 sq mi (64.1 km2) 212
[223] Westfield Orleans 536 503 40.20 sq mi (104.1 km2) 115
[224] Westford Chittenden 2,029 2,086 39.29 sq mi (101.8 km2) 137
[225] Westminster Windham 3,178 3,210 46.09 sq mi (119.4 km2) 54
[226] Westmore Orleans 350 306 37.39 sq mi (96.8 km2) 164
[227] Weston Windsor 566 630 35.17 sq mi (91.1 km2) 180
[228] Weybridge Addison 833 824 17.61 sq mi (45.6 km2) 231
[229] Wheelock Caledonia 811 621 39.82 sq mi (103.1 km2) 123
[230] Whiting Addison 419 380 13.70 sq mi (35.5 km2) 234
[231] Whitingham Windham 1,357 1,298 38.87 sq mi (100.7 km2) 146
[232] Williamstown Orange 3,389 3,225 40.45 sq mi (104.8 km2) 112
[233] Williston Chittenden 8,698 7,650 30.58 sq mi (79.2 km2) 196
[234] Wilmington Windham 1,876 2,225 41.71 sq mi (108.0 km2) 101
[235] Windham Windham 419 328 26.10 sq mi (67.6 km2) 210
[236] Windsor Windsor 3,553 3,756 19.75 sq mi (51.2 km2) 227
[237] Winhall Bennington 769 702 44.02 sq mi (114.0 km2) 76
[238] Wolcott Lamoille 1,676 1,456 39.13 sq mi (101.3 km2) 139
[239] Woodbury Washington 906 809 39.10 sq mi (101.3 km2) 141
[240] Woodford Bennington 424 414 47.59 sq mi (123.3 km2) 45
[241] Woodstock Windsor 3,048 3,232 44.64 sq mi (115.6 km2) 68
[242] Worcester Washington 998 902 38.83 sq mi (100.6 km2) 148

Villages

In the U.S. state of Vermont, villages are named communities located within the boundaries of a town. Villages may be incorporated or unincorporated.

An incorporated village is a defined area within a town that was either granted a village charter by a special act of the legislature, or organized under the general legislation. A village is a clearly defined municipality and provides a variety of municipal services, such as potable water, sewage, police and fire services, garbage collection, street lighting and maintenance, management of cemeteries, and building code enforcement. Other municipal services not provided by the village are provided by the parent town. Incorporated villages in Vermont are administratively similar to villages in New York. Vermont is the only state in New England that has incorporated villages.

As of 2011, there were 35 incorporated villages with active governments in Vermont. Historically, there were more but most have since disincorporated, while a few were chartered as cities. Below is a list of incorporated villages that have existed, ordered by date of incorporation. Currently existing villages are indicated in boldface.

Village Parent town Date incorporated Current status
Middlebury Middlebury 1816/1832 disincorporated 1955/1966
Montpelier Montpelier 1818 chartered as city in 1894
Brattleboro Brattleboro 1832 disincorporated 1927
Windsor Windsor 1832 disincorporated 1967
Bellows Falls Rockingham 1833 incorporated village
Springfield Center Springfield 1835 disincorporated ?
Woodstock Woodstock 1836 incorporated village
Rutland Rutland 1847 chartered as city in 1892
Castleton Castleton 1849 Incorporation rejected by voters
Bennington Bennington 1849 disincorporated 1967/1970
St. Johnsbury St. Johnsbury 1852 disincorporated 1965
West Poultney Poultney 1852 Incorporation rejected by voters
Northfield Northfield 1855 incorporated village
Wilmington Wilmington 1855 disincorporated 1959/1965
St. Albans St. Albans 1859 chartered as city in 1896
Newport Newport 1862 chartered as city in 1917
Fair Haven Fair Haven 1865 disincorporated 1955
Cabot Cabot 1866 disincorporated 2010
North Bennington Bennington 1866 incorporated village
Winooski Colchester 1866 chartered as city in 1921
Ludlow Ludlow 1866 incorporated village
Springfield Springfield 1866 disincorporated 1947
Plainfield Plainfield 1867 disincorporated 1984
Benson Benson 1869 Incorporation rejected by voters
Danby Danby 1874 Incorporation rejected by voters
Barton Barton 1874 incorporated village
North Troy Troy 1876 incorporated village
Richford Richford 1878 disincorporated 1998
Orleans Barton 1878 incorporated village
Randolph Randolph 1880 disincorporated 1984
Lyndonville Lyndon 1880 incorporated village
Waterbury Waterbury 1882 incorporated village
Proctor Proctor 1884 disincorporated 1967
Barre Barre 1886 chartered as city in 1894
Enosburg Falls Enosburgh 1886 incorporated village
Bristol Bristol 1886/1903 disincorporated 1994
Brandon Brandon 1888 disincorporated ?
Wells River Newbury 1888 incorporated village
Swanton Swanton 1888 incorporated village
Bradford Bradford 1890 disincorporated 2004
Morrisville Morristown 1890 incorporated village
Hardwick Hardwick 1890 disincorporated 1988
Readsboro Readsboro 1892 disincorporated 1986
Essex Junction Essex 1892 incorporated village
Johnson Johnson 1894 incorporated village
West Derby Derby 1894 consolidated with Newport 1917
Hyde Park Hyde Park 1895 incorporated village
Stowe Stowe 1895 disincorporated 1996
Lyndon Center Lyndon 1896 disincorporated ?
Jeffersonville Cambridge 1896 incorporated village
Newbury Newbury 1896/1904 incorporated village
Derby Center Derby 1898 incorporated village
Derby Line Derby 1898 incorporated village
Hinesburg Hinesburg 1898 Incorporation rejected by voters
Lyndon Corner Lyndon 1899/1917 disincorporated 1951
Island Pond Brighton 1900 Incorporation rejected by voters
Milton Milton 1900 disincorporated 2003
Manchester Manchester 1900 incorporated village
Old Bennington Bennington 1900 incorporated village
Richmond Richmond 1903 disincorporated 1989
West Concord Concord 1902 Incorporation rejected by voters
West Burke Burke 1902 incorporated village
Chester Chester 1900/1906 disincorporated 1967
Concord Concord 1904 disincorporated 1969
Cambridge Cambridge 1904 incorporated village
Glover Glover 1905 disincorporated 1973
Jacksonville Whitingham 1904 incorporated village
Poultney Poultney 1904 incorporated village
Saxtons River Rockingham 1905 incorporated village
Groton Groton 1907 inactive since 1965
Newfane Newfane 1906 incorporated village
Proctorsville Cavendish 1907 disincorporated 1987
Westminster Westminster 1907 incorporated village
South Royalton Royalton 1908 disincorporated ?
Halifax Halifax 1908 Incorporation rejected by voters
Newport Center Newport 1908 disincorporated 1931
South Ryegate Ryegate 1908 disincorporated ?
West Glover Glover 1910 disincorporated 1973
Marshfield Marshfield 1910 incorporated village
Pittsford Pittsford 1912 disincorporated 1988
Albany Albany 1915 incorporated village
South Shaftsbury Shaftsbury 1915 Incorporation rejected by voters
Alburgh Alburgh 1916 incorporated village
Townshend Townshend 1916 inactive since 1961
West Barnet Barnet 1922 disincorporated 1961
North Westminster Westminster 1925 disincorporated 2010
Perkinsville Weathersfield 1928 incorporated village
Jericho Jericho 1933 incorporated village
Essex Center Essex 1949 disincorporated 1977

References

  • E.T. Howe, "Vermont Incorporated Villages: A Vanishing Institution", Vermont History 73, 16 (2005).
  • D.G. Sanford, Vermont Municipalities: an index to their charters and special acts, (Vermont Office of Secretary of State, 1986).
  • J.S. Garland, New England town law: a digest of statutes and decisions concerning towns and town officers, (Boston Book Co., Boston, 1906).
"Any community containing thirty or more houses may, with the approval of the selectmen of the town, receive a separate village organization. Their officials are a clerk, five trustees, a collector of taxes and a treasurer".
  • Vermont Statutes Online, Title 24 and 24 Appendix
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Census of population, data for 1930–2000.
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