Vermont at a Glance
With 626,741 people, Vermont is the second least populous U.S. state, ahead of only Wyoming. It is the 6th smallest state in terms of area. Vermonts residents have a median age older than the national average at 41.5 years, and the median income per household stands at $81,408.
Vermont is the only New England state that does not border the Atlantic Ocean. It borders New Hampshire to the west and New York to the east. It also shares a border with the Canadian province of Quebec. The capital of Vermont, Montpelier, is the least populous U.S. capital with only about 8,000 residents. ?
Vermont & Economy
According to the 2010 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report, Vermont has the lowest GSP (gross state product) of all 50 states. Leading industries by GSP are real estate, manufacturing, health care, and retail. Popular jobs in the state include mine cutting and channeling operators, continuous mining machine operators, and home economics teachers. The minimum wage in Vermont is $9.15 per hour.
Vermont Unemployment Rate
Vermont has a relatively low unemployment rate of 4.2%, well below the national average of 5.6%.