Washington County, Vermont

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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of 2000, the population was 58,039. Its shire town is Montpelier, the state capital.[1] The center of population of Vermont is located in Washington County, in the town of Warren[2].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 695 square miles (1,800.0 km2), of which 689 square miles (1,784.5 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.90%) is water.

Washington County is one of only two counties in Vermont that does not border a neighboring state or Canada; the other being Lamoille County to the north.

Interstate 89 passes through the county, and has five exits within it.

Adjacent counties

National protected area


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 58,039 people, 23,659 households, and 15,047 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 27,644 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.05% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.7% were of English, 12.2% Irish, 12.1% French, 9.1% French Canadian, 8.7% American, 7.3% Italian, 6.4% German and 5.2% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.3% spoke English, 2.7% French and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

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