Information is empowering. CRS, along with our partner organizations, maintains online resources with detailed information for and about Vermont communities.
CRS is the U.S. Census Bureau's Vermont State Data Center. The state data center is a source for a wide range of social, economic, and environmental indicators.
Learn more about VT State Data Center
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
An annual report of Vermont's public schools that is updated throughout the year. Created and maintained in partnership with the
Vermont Department of Education.
Learn more about VT School Report
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
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
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
Go to Citizen's Guide to Government
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