Figure It Out BURLINGTON (AND VERMONT) BY THE NUMBERS
BY DAN BOLLES
How many hours you can initially park for free in all city-owned garages in downtown Burlington.
The state’s lone area code. It’s also slang for Vermont, as in, “Welcome to the 802.”
The percentage of Vermont residents who identified as white in 2017, according to the U.S. Census.
The number of languages spoken at Burlington High School.
The number of gallons of sap it takes to produce a single gallon of maple syrup.
The number of trees tapped in Vermont to produce maple syrup. In 2016, those trees leaked out enough sap for nearly 2 million gallons of syrup, a new state record and by far the most in the country.
The number of breweries per 100,000 Vermonters, as of 2017. That’s the most breweries per capita of any state in the U.S.
The year Vermont joined the Union — after existing for 14 years as an independent republic.
Vermont’s place among the 50 states, ranked by population.
10 WHAT’S GOOD
The number of major political parties in Burlington government. From left to right: Progressives, Democrats and Republicans.
The number of seats on the Burlington City Council. Eight small wards exist within four larger districts. Each ward and district has its own city council representative.
400 The depth, in feet, at the deepest part of Lake Champlain, between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y. Some other interesting lake figures: It measures 12 miles across at its widest point, and its surface covers 435 square miles. Within it live 81 different species of fish, precisely zero of which are the famed lake monster Champ — at least as far as we know.
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