- U.S. State: Vermont
- Abbreviation: VT
- Joined the USA: March 4th, 1791 (14th State)
- Located: Northeastern United States
- Capital City: Montpelier, VT
- Most Populated City: Burlington, VT
38 Vermont Facts for Kids
- Vermont is a state in the United States of America.
- Vermont is in the northeastern region of the United States.
- Vermont became a U.S. state on Friday, March 4th, 1791.
- Vermont was the 14th state to join the United States.
- The U.S. state of Vermont covers 9,616 square miles.
- Vermont is the 45th largest state by area in the United States.
- In 2019, the population of Vermont was estimated to be 623,989 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In 2019, Vermont was the 49th most populated state in the United States.
- A person who is from or lives in Vermont is called a Vermonter.
- The capital city of Vermont is Montpelier.
- The three largest cities in Vermont are Burlington, South Barrington and Rutland.
- The largest city in by population in Vermont is Burlington.
- The largest metropolitan area in Vermont is the Greater Burlington area.
- The U.S. state of Vermont has 14 counties.
- The most populated county in Vermont is Chittenden County with 163,774 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
- The largest county by area in Vermont is Windsor County with 971 square miles.
- The highest elevation point in Vermont is Mount Mansfield at 4,395 feet above sea level.
- The lowest elevation point in Vermont is Lake Champlain at 95 feet above sea level.
- The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Vermont is 42.5 inches.
- Vermont is the 25th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
- The average temperature in Vermont is 43.7 °F.
- Vermont is the 45th warmest state in the United States.
- The warmest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was 105 °F on July 4th, 1911.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was -50 °F on December 30th, 1933.
- A few natural disasters that can affect Vermont are hurricanes, ice storms and nor’easters.
- Vermont is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
- The USPS abbreviation for Vermont is VT.
- Vermont is also known as the Green Mountain State.
- The motto of the U.S. state of Vermont is “May the 14th star shine bright “.
- The official state insect of Vermont is the honeybee
- The official state bird of Vermont is the hermit thrush
- The official state flower of Vermont is the red clover
- The official state animal of Vermont is the Morgan Horse
- Vermont was one of the first thirteen colonies.
- Vermont is the largest producer of domestic maple syrup in the United States.
- Billboard advertising is not legal in Vermont, it’s one of four states that have made billboard advertising illegal.
- Vermont is considered one of the most progressive states in the United States. Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery, grand women voting rights and legalize same-sex marriage.
- As of 2020, the only telephone area code in Vermont is 802.
Pictures of Vermont
A picture of the flag for the U.S. state of Vermont.
A picture of Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont.
A picture of Burlington, the most populated city in Vermont.
Additional Resources on Vermont
- About Vermont – Find more information about Vermont on the Awesome America website.
- The History of Vermont – Learn about the history of the U.S. state of Vermont on the Info Please website.
- Facts About Vermont – Discover some awesome facts about Vermont on the National Geographic Kids website.
- Vermont – Britannica – Read the Vermont entry on the Britannica website to learn more about it.