Rutland County, Vermont

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Rutland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2005, the population was 63,743 [1]. Its shire town is Rutland[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 945 square miles (2,447 km²), of which 933 square miles (2,415 km²) is land and 12 square miles (32 km²) (1.30%) is water. The primary stream of the county is Otter Creek, which runs through the county from the south to the north.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

There are two national protected areas:

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 63,400 people, 25,678 households, and 16,742 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 32,311 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.07% White, 0.98% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.8% were of Irish, 13.8% English, 13.2% French, 9.9% American, 9.6% Italian, 6.3% German, 5.8% Polish and 5.3% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.6% spoke English, 1.4% French and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

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