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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 16,091
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,698
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,239
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.8%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $157,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 25.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RUTLAND
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
Station ROCHESTER
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
Station WOODSTOCK
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Clarendon 2,555 $60,670
Killington 920 $78,281
Poultney 1,518 $46,429
Proctor 1,614 $61,786
Rochester 304 $43,333
West Rutland 2,075 $56,641

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rutland Public Libraries

Library
Rutland Free
10 COURT ST.
Rutland, Vermont
(802) 773-1860
Library Web Site

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Rutland Hospitals

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
160 ALLEN ST
(802) 775-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rutland High Schools

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RUTLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
22 STRATTON ROAD
802-770-1070
Serves 1,142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

STAFFORD TECHNICAL CENTER
8 STRATTON ROAD
802-773-1990
A Vocational School

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Historic Rutland

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McLaughlin Falls c1907.

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McLaughlin Falls c1907.

Marble quarry between 1900 and 1906

Marble quarry near Rutland. between 1890 and 1905

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