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The 2000 Census showed that Grand Isle County had a population of 6,901 people. This represented 1.13% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Grand Isle had a population of 7,560 people. This is an increase of 9.55% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,970+1%-7.8% since 2009
20097,560+9.55%-1.51% since 2008
20087,676+11.23%+1.7% since 2007
20077,548+9.38%+0.44% since 2006
20067,515+8.9%-0.81% since 2005
20057,576+9.78%+0.93% since 2004
20047,506+8.77%+1.61% since 2003
20037,387+7.04%+1.97% since 2002
20027,244+4.97%+1.99% since 2001
20017,103+2.93%+2.93% since 2000
20006,901The Last Census

Grand Isle County had 4,663 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Grand Isle County has a total area<3> of 194.7 square miles [504 km²]. Of this total, 82.6 square miles [214 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (57.6%) being water (112.1 square miles [290.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Grand Isle County had a population density of 83.5 people per square mile [32.25 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 14 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Grand Isle County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Grand Isle and the state of Vermont.

Click here for the Grand Isle County QuickFact (QF-50013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Grand Isle County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Grand Isle County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Clinton (NY)QF-36019   W81,61879,8942.16%
ChittendenQF-50007   S152,313146,5713.92%
FranklinQF-50011   E48,18245,4176.09%

Lake Champlain lies to the west and the Canadian Province of Quebec to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Grand Isle. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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