CRS: resources and expertise to support people and communities
Data & Information Resources
Information is empowering. CRS, along with our partner organizations, maintains online resources with detailed information for and about Vermont communities. Use the menu on the left to go directly to the resources, or browse below.
Access to comprehensive data on general housing and special needs housing for all of Vermont's towns, villages, counties, as well as the Burlington area. Created and maintained in partnership with the Vermont Housing Finance Agency.
Learn more about VT Housing Data >>
Valuable information on the planning process with supplementary resources and information on training opportunities throughout the state. Created and maintained in partnership with the Land Use Education and Training Collaborative.
Learn more about VT Planning Information >>
This website presents and compares the data from each town and city that responded to a 2005 survey of health and recreation. Created and maintained in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health.
Learn more about VT Health and Rec Resources >>
The Community Data Bank is an inventory of informational websites organized by subject and geographic area of interest. Created and maintained with CRS' many partner organizations.
Learn more about the VT Data Bank >>
The Citizen's Guides to Government, Information Gathering, and Decision Making includes downloadable documents explaining how local government works in Vermont, including town meeting. Created and maintained in partnership with the Vermont Institute for Government and UVM Extension.
Go to Citizen's Guide to Government >>
How to collect information about your community or anyone's community. This site outlines primary and secondary data collection methods and resources. Created by CRS Founder and Director Emeritus Fred Schmidt in 1997.
Go to Data Collection for Community Assessment >>
This site consists primarily of links to various resources that would be useful for Vermont's municipal officials. Created and maintained by the Center for Rural Studies.
Go to Info for VT Municipal Officials >>
This site contains profiles of Vermont towns that CRS has been involved with over the years. Profiles contain historical, natural resource, social, demographic and other qualitative information. This compliments that updated information available through Vermont Indicators. Created and maintained by the Center for Rural Studies.
Go to VT Town Profiles >>
Every location has its own set of informal names in relation to specific places. This site chronicles defines those informally named places in Vermont and also lists fictitious references to places in Vermont from books, poems, and film. Created and maintained by the Center for Rural Studies.
Go to the Gazetteer of VT Places >>
CRS reports and publications are also available through the website in PDF format. Vermonter Poll reports are available here.
Go to CRS Reports and Publications >>
Last modified February 07 2013 11:47 AM