Vermont Facts for Kids

A Map of the U.S. state Vermont
  • 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

  1. Vermont is a state in the United States of America.
  2. Vermont is in the northeastern region of the United States.
  3. Vermont became a U.S. state on Friday, March 4th, 1791.
  4. Vermont was the 14th state to join the United States.
  5. The U.S. state of Vermont covers 9,616 square miles.
  6. Vermont is the 45th largest state by area in the United States.
  7. In 2019, the population of Vermont was estimated to be 623,989 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. In 2019, Vermont was the 49th most populated state in the United States.
  9. A person who is from or lives in Vermont is called a Vermonter.
  10. The capital city of Vermont is Montpelier.
  11. The three largest cities in Vermont are Burlington, South Barrington and Rutland.
  12. The largest city in by population in Vermont is Burlington.
  13. The largest metropolitan area in Vermont is the Greater Burlington area.
  14. The U.S. state of Vermont has 14 counties.
  15. The most populated county in Vermont is Chittenden County with 163,774 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  16. The largest county by area in Vermont is Windsor County with 971 square miles.
  17. The highest elevation point in Vermont is Mount Mansfield at 4,395 feet above sea level.
  18. The lowest elevation point in Vermont is Lake Champlain at 95 feet above sea level.
  19. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Vermont is 42.5 inches.
  20. Vermont is the 25th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  21. The average temperature in Vermont is 43.7 °F.
  22. Vermont is the 45th warmest state in the United States.
  23. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was 105 °F on July 4th, 1911.
  24. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was -50 °F on December 30th, 1933.
  25. A few natural disasters that can affect Vermont are hurricanes, ice storms and nor’easters.
  26. Vermont is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  27. The USPS abbreviation for Vermont is VT.
  28. Vermont is also known as the Green Mountain State.
  29. The motto of the U.S. state of Vermont is “May the 14th star shine bright “.
  30. The official state insect of Vermont is the honeybee
  31. The official state bird of Vermont is the hermit thrush
  32. The official state flower of Vermont is the red clover
  33. The official state animal of Vermont is the Morgan Horse
  34. Vermont was one of the first thirteen colonies.
  35. Vermont is the largest producer of domestic maple syrup in the United States.
  36. Billboard advertising is not legal in Vermont, it’s one of four states that have made billboard advertising illegal.
  37. 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.
  38. As of 2020, the only telephone area code in Vermont is 802.

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.