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Welcome to Montpelier ...

The city of Montpelier is located in Washington County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Vermont.

The location of Montpelier has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Montpelier refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montpelierite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Montpelier has a population of 7,484 people<3> (see below for details).

Montpelier was established in 1781.

The community of Montpelier is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Montpelier: (802)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montpelier had a population of 7,855 people (which is 13.19% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Montpelier the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Montpelier represents 1.26% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,855 people, the population of Montpelier decreased 2.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,035 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Montpelier had an population of 7,484 people. This is a decrease of 4.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.86% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Montpelier.

Communities near Montpelier ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Montpelier and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Barre   [Map]   7,723   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntington   [Map]   1,986   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northfield   [Map]   6,032   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Northfield   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stowe   [Map]   4,472   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waitsfield   [Map]   1,708   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Montpelier.

Communities Also Named Montpelier ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Montpelier - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia (3) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Montpelier.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Montpelier. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montpelier. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montpelier. Our list includes 84 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Montpelier:

Websites for Montpelier ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montpelier ...

Looking for more information about Montpelier? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Montpelier, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montpelier.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Montpelier refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Montpelier may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montpelier.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montpelier - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montpelier) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montpelier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montpelier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2657, Longitude: -72.5717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montpelier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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