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Vermont is one of the six New England states. Bordered by New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Quebec, it encompasses a total area of 9,614.26 square miles. With a population of 621,254 people, Vermont is the least populated New England state.
Of the total population, 50.7% are women, and 13.2% of the residents are over the age of 65. High school graduates make up 86.4% of the population above the age of 25, and 29.4% of them have earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
The climate and terrain of Vermont are ideally suited for dairy farming and cultivation of fruit trees. Among the primary agricultural outputs are cheese, apples, nursery and greenhouse items, and maple syrup. In fact, Vermont leads the nation in the production of maple syrup. The state also has valuable mineral resources like sand, gravel, asbestos, talc, and stone. The noted marble industry of Vermont flourishes in the areas around Proctor and Rutland, while the granite is quarried and processed at Barre.
Manufacturing industries also add significantly to the state’s income. Machine tools, computer parts, pulp and paper products, precision instruments, nonelectric machinery, and plastics are some of the important products. Vermont also has a notable number of cottage industries. In addition, tourism is a vital contributor to the state’s finances.
As per the statistical records of January 2009, the civilian workforce in Vermont totaled 357.2 thousand people. The non-farm labor market of the State includes major sectors like Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (18%), Leisure & Hospitality (10%), Manufacturing (11%), Construction (4%), and Government (18%).
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