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Vermont Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Vermont Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from the National Resources Inventory, the Census of Agriculture, and the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program survey. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources


2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed (acres) 7,000 7,200 2,800 43,800
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 930,100 879,900 858,300 1,083,600
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 196,500 193,800 186,300 216,00
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 16,600 13,300 8,300 92,400
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 0 NA NA
Total surface area (acres) 6,153,600 6,153,600 6,153,600 6,153,600

Census of Agriculture

2002 2007 2012
Farms 6,571 6,984 7,338
Land in farms (acres) 1,244,909 1,233,313 1,251,713
Total land area (acres) 5,919,718 5,898,698 5,898,679
Principal operators 6,571 6,984 7,338
Total operators 10,784 11,932 12,257
Principal operators 34 and younger 315 374 418
Principal operators 65 and older 1,394 1,829 2,076
Land owned by principal operators 65 and older (acres) 242,504 295,533 324,514
Beginning farmers 1,719 1,814 2,065
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 473,065 673,713 776,105

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.

Other Data Sources

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