Montpelier is a city in the state of Vermont in the United States that functions as the capital city of the state as well as the county seat of the Washington County. As the capital city of the Vermont State, Montpelier is the location of the Vermont State House, the seat of the governmental division of Vermont government. According to the 2010 census the population of the Montpelier City was 7,855, and it is the smallest capital city in the country. The renowned colleges, such as the New England Culinary Institute and Vermont College of Fine Arts are situated in Montpelier.
The Montpelier City features a moist continental type of weather, with extended, chilly, and hoary winters, short autumns and springs, and warm summers. The daily average temperatures from January to July range from −8.7 degrees Centigrade to 19.6 degrees Centigrade (16.4 degrees Fahrenheit to 67.3 degrees Fahrenheit). During winter, low temperatures fall below −18 degrees Centigrade (0 F) on 24 nights and high temperatures during the day continue below freezing for the most part of days from December to February. Snowfall is as well, common and remains on the land for long stretches all through the winter season, although thaws are not at all infrequent. The city experiences an average yearly snowfall of 2,390 mm (94.2 inches). Summer months are warm and frequently humid, with 2 or 3 days on top of 32 C (90 F), but infrequently attaining 35 C (95 F).
As the founders of Vermont positioned the capital deliberately near the geographic hub of the state, the Montpelier City has turned out to be one among the most readily reachable cities and towns of the Vermont State.
The city is situated in the length of the Interstate 89. The two other major routes that interconnect Montpelier include the north-south Vermont Route 12 and the East-west United States Route 2.
The nationwide rail traveler system, Amtrak, provides daily rail service from the Montpelier Junction near Berlin, running the Vermonter between Vermont, St. Albans, and Washington, D.C.
Air trekkers in private airplanes can utilize the Berlin Edward F. Knapp State Airport to reach Montpelier. The nearest viable air service is situated 56 km (35 miles) on the northwestern part of the Montpelier City, at the Burlington International Airport.
The mean revenue of a household in the Montpelier City is $37,513, and the mean revenue of a family in the city is $51,818. Males in the city have the mean revenue of $35,957 against the mean revenue of $29,442 for females. The per capita revenue for the Montpelier City is $22,599. In the city, about 7.2 percent of families and 9.8 percent of the population are below the paucity line, as well as 12.9 percent of those below 18 years of age and 5.7 percent of those are more than 65 years of age.
As the establishment of the Montpelier City as capital during 1805, the main business in the city has been government, and by the middle part of the 19th century, the life and fire insurance became another main business in the city. Companies that are based in the Montpelier City comprise the National Life Group and others include the annual Green Mountain Film Festival, the New England Culinary Institute, and the head office of numerous insurance companies. Most businesses in the business district area of the city, typically put up for sale, are locally owned.