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  7. Jobs
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Montpelier is a town in Vermont with a population of 7,584. Montpelier is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Vermont. Living in Montpelier offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montpelier there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Montpelier and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Montpelier are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Montpelier Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    133.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,084.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Montpelier

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,793
National
$55,322

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Montpelier Reviews

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Montpelier is wonderful because of the strong sense of community. There are excellent events geared toward educating the community on sustainability, sexism, and racism. The school system will fight for its students. This town will make everyone feel like they have a place and that they are welcome!
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For a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, Montpelier is lovely. Many little shops and local businesses line the streets and the people are very friendly. The Vermont Statehouse is located here, and it's open to the public. There are no large stores here, but there are several located 15 minutes away in Berlin and Barre. Lots of delicious food here, thanks to the local New England Culinary Institute campus.
Montpelier is a beautiful small town in Central Vermont. If you live in town everything is walkable. The people are very kind and the people are appreciative of the arts. Housing can be difficult to find, though, with real estate prices relatively high and an aging infrastructure.