Montpelier is a city located in Washington County Vermont. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 7,248, it is the 7th largest city in Vermont and the 3879th largest city in the United States . Montpelier is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -7.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,855 in 2010. Montpelier reached it's highest population of 8,782 in 1960. Spanning over 10 miles, Montpelier has a population density of 721 people per square mile.
The average household income in Montpelier is $85,017 with a poverty rate of 7.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,021 per month, and the median house value is $252,600. The median age in Montpelier is 45 years, 42.8 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.
The city of Montpelier, which was first settled in 1787 and wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1895, is the least populous state capital city in the U.S., with a population of 7,855 people according to the last census taken in 2010.
Despite the low population, the daytime population grows to approximately 21,000 people, as many people in surrounding areas commute to the city limits for work.
Montpelier Population Changes
Montpelier has seen highs and lows in its population growth throughout the years. The population peaked in 1960 at 8,782. However, these numbers have declined, pushing the population below 8,000 residents in 2010. Recent estimates show that the population is down 4.1% since the last census in 2010.