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Time Zone: Washington County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Montpelier is the Seat for Washington County. Montpelier is also the capital of Vermont.

Washington County was founded in 1810. Washington was created by taking area from Orange, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 58,696 people. This is an increase of 1.13% since the last Census (which gave a population of 58,039 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 9.53% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 14 counties).

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
201059,534+2.58%+1.43% since 2009
200058,039The Last Census

More information can be found on the Washington County Census Page for Washington County.


Below are some of the communities located in Washington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Washington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Barre   8,7899,2915.4% decrease  
Barre   7,9687,6024.81% increase  
Montpelier   7,7058,0354.11% decrease  
Northfield   5,7325,7911.02% decrease  
Waterbury   5,3484,9158.81% increase  

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<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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