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Arlington, Vermont

  •   State: 
    Bennington County
      County FIPS: 
    43°4′29″N 73°9′50″W
      Area total: 
    42.4 sq mi (109.9 km²)
      Area land: 
    42.2 sq mi (109.4 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
    581 ft (177 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Bennington, VT
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    58 residents per square mile of area (22.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Arlington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The town was chartered on July 28, 1761, as part of the New Hampshire Grants. In 1777, Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic. Five prominent peaks are located within the town: Grass Mountain, Spruce Peak, The Ball (also locally referred to as West Mountain), Red Mountain, and Big Spruce Mountain. The highest peak is Grass Mountain at elevation 3,109 ft (948 m) The town has a total area of 42.4 square miles (109.9 km²), of which 42.2 square miles of land is land and 0.19 sq miles (0.5 km²) of water. The Battenkill, famous for trout fishing, flows through the center of town. The population was 2,457 at the 2020 census. The city of Arlington was founded in 1764. It is located in the Taconic Range, between the Green Mountains to the west and the Tierce Range to the east, with most of Arlington's land mass lying in the taconic range. In the years leading up to the American Revolution, both New York and New Hampshire laid claim to lands comprising current-day Vermont. The Province of New York began to grant land in 1765, lagging New Hampshire by four years. Arlington was, for the most part, settled by Anglicans from Roxbury, Newtown, and Milford, Connecticut, with ownership rights derived from New Hampshire grants.


Arlington is the primary city name, but also Sandgate, Sunderland, West Arlingtn, West Arlington are acceptable city names or spellings, Arlington Center, Chiselville on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Arlington, Vermont. The town of Arlington was chartered July 28, 1761, by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth, as part of the New Hampshire Grants. In 1777, Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic. In the years leading up to the American Revolution, both New York and New Hampshire laid claim to lands comprising current-day Vermont. Arlington was, for the most part, settled by Anglicans from Roxbury, Newtown, and Milford, Connecticut. British Loyalist citizens in Arlington, united under the leadership of Dr. Samuel Adams, organized an independent military unit, Adams' Rangers, to support the British war effort in the region. During the American Revolutionary War, the Patriot soldiers of the Green Mountain Boys rallied against Loyalist opposition in the town. Gideon Hard, a congressman from New York, was born in Arlington. The first town clerk was Remember Baker, who was the first town Clerk. The town's first postmaster was Thomas Chittenden, who lived in Arlington before the American revolution. The city's first mayor was John Witherspoon, who died in 1777. The current mayor of Arlington is John Sutter, who served as mayor from 1780 to 1783. The last mayor was William Withers, who left Arlington in 1783 to move to New York City. The mayor is now the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, where he served until his death in 1801. He is the son of the former mayor, John Sithers.


Arlington lies in the Valley of Vermont between the Taconic Range to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Five prominent peaks are located within the town: Grass Mountain, Spruce Peak, The Ball (also locally referred to as West Mountain), Red Mountain, and Big Spruce Mountain. The highest peak is Grass Mountain at elevation 3,109 ft (948 m) The Battenkill, famous for trout fishing, flows through the center of town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.4 square miles (109.9 km²), of which 42.2 sq miles (109.4 km²) is land and 0.19sq miles (0.5km²), or 0.45%, is water. The town is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's Camp Arlington, which is located in the northern part of the town. It is the site of the Camp Arlington National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in the early 1900s to protect the area from the encroaching Green Mountains. The National Park Service has a Ranger Station in the town, which protects the town from wolves, coyotes, and other wild animals. It also protects the Camp Ball, which has been the scene of numerous wildfires in the last few years. The U.N. World Heritage Site is also located in Arlington, and was established by the United Nations in the 1930s. It was the first American town to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of World Heritage Sites.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,397 people, 1,009 households, and 676 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.25% Black, 0,08% Native American,0.42% Asian, 0.,08% Pacific Islander, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 0.46% of the population. The town's median income was $40,590, and the median income for a family was $49,412. About 6.4% of families and 7.2% of residents were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2%. The town is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's West Virginia-Mississippi border. It is the only town in the state to have a post office, which opened in 1881. The U.N. World Health Organization has a mission to promote health and well-being in the region. The World Health Organisation has a program to help people in need of health care. The United Nations has a health care mission to help those in need, including those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. The mission is to help them in their time of need by providing food, shelter, and medical care. It also helps them in the long-term, as well as in the future, by helping them develop their own health care system.


Arlington Memorial School is a high school with some 250 students. Arlington is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of about 1.5 million. The city is home to the U.S. Army's Camp Arlington, which was established in 1864. It is also the site of the World War II-era Arlington Army Base, which is still in use today. The town is also home to Arlington High School, a private school with about 250 students, and Arlington Elementary School, which has about 100 students. It also has a number of other public schools, including Arlington Elementary and Arlington Middle School, as well as a public high school, Arlington Memorial School and Arlington Memorial High School for Boys and Girls, which have some 200 students.


One of the largest employers for residents of Arlington is the Orvis company in neighboring Sunderland. Orvis has its offices in Sunderland and a retail outlet in Manchester Center. Mack Moulding is the largest employer in Arlington by far. The town has a population of 2,000. It is located in the north-east of the city, near the border with the city of Sunderland. The city's population is 2,200. It has a GDP of £1.2 billion. It was the largest city in the North-East of England in the 1990s. The population has grown to 3,000 in the last five years. The economy is expected to grow by 2.5 per cent in the next five years, according to a report by the City of Sunderland and the Sunderland Chamber of Commerce. The unemployment rate is currently at 1.7 per cent, the report says. The number of people living in the town has increased by 1.8 per cent since the start of the year. The average household income is £1,000, the city's report says, and the number of jobs is up by 3 per cent from last year. It's the largest town in the South East of England, the study says. It also has the highest unemployment rate, at 2.7per cent, and a high rate of unemployment of 2.9 per cent. The largest employer is the Mack M moulding company, which has offices in Arlington and Sunderland. It employs more than 1,000 people.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont = 65.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 55. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Arlington = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,457 individuals with a median age of 43.8 age the population dropped by -7.67% in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 58 residents per square mile of area (22.4/km²). There are average 2.24 people per household in the 493 households with an average household income of $39,790 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% of the available work force and has growths 0.03% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 33.66%. The number of physicians in Arlington per 100,000 population = 301.3.


The annual rainfall in Arlington = 45.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 77.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 155. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 183. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 7.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 59, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont which are owned by the occupant = 58.55%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 67 years with median home cost = $180,480 and home appreciation of -3.47%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.85 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $12,442 per student. There are 8.4 students for each teacher in the school, 127 students for each Librarian and 140 students for each Counselor. 6.92% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.60% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.17% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Arlington's population in Bennington County, Vermont of 1,193 residents in 1900 has increased 2,06-fold to 2,457 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.12% female residents and 47.88% male residents live in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont.

    As of 2020 in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont are married and the remaining 47.70% are single population.

  • 19.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Arlington require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.21% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.79% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.51% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.24% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, 58.55% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.60% are rented apartments, and the remaining 14.85% are vacant.

  • The 39.52% of the population in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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