In terms of visibility, agriculture, tourism, recreation, and forestry are notable.
Politically, Vermont transitioned from being a reliably Republican state to one that was more liberal, starting in 1960.
Other religions individually contributed no more than 2% to the total.
For thousands of years indigenous peoples, including the Mohawk and the Algonquian-speaking Abenaki, occupied much of the territory that is now Vermont and was later claimed by France's colony of New France.
The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F (41 °C), at Vernon, on July 4, 1911.
The lowest recorded temperature was −50 °F (−46 °C), at Bloomfield, on December 30, 1933; this is the lowest temperature recorded in New England alongside Big Black River, also recorded a verified −50 °F (−46 °C) in 2009.
Demographically, the state was 94.3% white, as of 2010.
At that time, Protestants (30%) and Catholics (22%) made up the majority of those reporting a religious preference with 37% reporting no religion.