Rutland, Vermont

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Rutland, Vermont

Introduction to Rutland, Vermont

Rutland, Vermont, in Rutland county, is 73 miles NE of Schenectady, New York and 129 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city has a population of 17,292.

Rutland History

The town began as a small village in the early 1800s. It was named by Benning Wentworth, the third Duke of Rutland, in 1761 in honor of John Manners The city of Rutland was incorporated in 1892 as the third city of Vermont. The first mayor of the new city was John A. Mead.

Rutland and nearby Attractions

  • Billings Farm and Museum
  • Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
  • Lake Saint Catherine State Park
  • Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Camp Plymouth State Park
  • Penfield Museum

Things To Do In Rutland

The Green Mountain National Golf Course, the Neshobe Golf Club and the Okemo Valley Golf Club are the local golf courses. Nearby churches include the Alliance Church of Rutland, Church of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. The numerous parks in the area include Pine Hill Park and Main Street Park. The city celebrates festivals like Vermont International Reggae Music Festival and the Vermont State Fair every August.

Rutland Transportation

Burlington International Airport is nearby.

Rutland Higher Education

Castleton State College, The College of St. Joseph, Norwich University, Dartmouth College, and Middlebury College are all nearby.

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High Points

Rutland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Vermont):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Rutland Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 8% Rutland Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Rutland, Vermont

Comparing Rutland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Vermont (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 3
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Rutland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rutland
Standard Zip Codes 05701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05702
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.61
Longitude -72.973

Rutland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Rutland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,292 100%
Male 8,183 47.3%
Female 9,109 52.7%
Under 18 3,919 22.7%
18+ 13,373 77.3%
65+ 3,144 18.2%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 16,912 97.8%
African-American 76 0.4%
Asian 74 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 42 0.2%
Other 22 0.1%
Mixed Race 157 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 156 0.9%

Estimated Rutland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,046
Growth -246
Growth % -1.4%

Rutland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.1%
French (except Basque) 14.4%
Italian 13%
English 11.7%
US/American 8.6%
French Canadian 5.7%
Polish 5.2%
German 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Scottish 2.3%
Swedish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Welsh 1.1%
British 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
African 0.3%
European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rutland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clementwood (05701)
East Pittsford (05701)
Glen (05701)
Heartwell (05701)
Mendon (05701)
Mill Village (05701)
Rutland Town (05701)
South Chittenden (05701)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rutland 17,292 $41,561
Clarendon 2,811 $48,534
Killington 1,095 $60,125
Poultney 1,575 $37,857
Proctor 1,877 $45,625
Rochester 1,171 $41,131
West Rutland 2,263 $41,795

Rutland Public Libraries

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(802) 773-1860
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Rutland Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(802) 775-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marble quarry between 1900 and 1906

Marble quarry near Rutland. between 1890 and 1905

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