There are 14 counties in Vermont. The most populous county, and the only one with over 100,000 residents, is Chittenden County, which has a population of 164,572. Chittenden County is home to about 26.28% of Vermont’s population and has grown nearly 5% since 2010. Chittenden is also home to Burlington, the most populous city in Vermont. The second-most populous county in the state is Rutland County, home to 58,672 people, followed by Washington County, home to 58,140 people. Washington County is home to Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont.
Of Vermont’s 14 counties, Essex County has the fewest residents with 6,250, making up about 1.00% of the state’s total population. This is followed by Grand Isle County, Vermont’s second-least populous county, with a population of 7,090. Grand Isle County comprises 1.13% of Vermont’s population. The third-least populous county in the state is Lamoille County with 25,300 people. Together, these states make up only 6.17% of Vermont’s total population.
Vermont’s most populous county, Chittenden County, has experienced the highest population growth since 2010 of 4.97%. This is followed by Franklin County with 3.36%, Lamoille County with 3.19%, and Grand Isle County with 2.04%.
Several states have seen a population decline since 2010. The most significant population decline was seen in Rutland County, whose population declined by 4.72%. Windham County and Bennington County both experience significant population decline as well of 3.93% and 3.92% respectively.