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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,921
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+7,675
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,180
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,986
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,520

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,917
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$779
Median House Value$156,100

Ancestry

Irish24.6%
French Except Basque16.3%
Italian15.9%
English14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Polish6.4%
Canadian5.1%
Scottish3%
Russian1.6%
Swedish1.6%
Greek1.6%
Welsh0.9%
Finnish0.7%
African0.6%
Czech0.6%
Cape Verdean0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Rutland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rutland County
Standard Zip Codes5701
P.O. Box Zip Codes5702
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.6
Approximate Longitude-72.97

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)

StationRUTLAND
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp6 to 29 F
Apr Temp30 to 53 F
Jul Temp54 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationWOODSTOCK
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp4 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarendon2,452$71,136
Killington789$72,321
Poultney1,459$48,571
Proctor1,622$68,472
Rochester286$51,250
West Rutland2,064$59,292

Rutland Public Libraries

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

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Rutland Hospitals

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen St
(802) 775-7111

Rutland Public Schools

Rutland Intermediate School
63-65 Library Avenue
ZIP: 5701
(802) 773-1932
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Rutland Middle School
67 Library Avenue
ZIP: 5701
(802) 773-1960
Middle
Total Enrollment 317
Rutland Northeast Primary School
117 Temple Street
ZIP: 5701
(802) 773-1940
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Rutland Northwest School
80 Pierpoint Avenue
ZIP: 5701
(802) 773-1946
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Rutland Senior High School
22 Stratton Road
ZIP: 5701
(802) 773-1955
High
Total Enrollment 845
Stafford Technical Center
8 Stratton Road
ZIP: 5701
(802) 770-1033
Other

Rutland Private Schools

Christ The King School
60 S Main St
ZIP: 5701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 140
Easter Seals Of Vermont
11 Burnham Ave
ZIP: 5701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 3
Mount St Joseph Academy
127 Convent Ave
ZIP: 5701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
Rutland Area Christian School
112 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 5701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Sheldon Academy Of Vermont Achievement Center
88 Park St
ZIP: 5701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
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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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