A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: VERMONT

VERMONT

Population (1994): 580,000 (up 3.1% from 1990), 0.2% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 429,000; 1994 turnout, 48%

Median age: 33.0 years

Median household income: $35,802 ($3,538 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 3.9% (2.7% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 46% Bush (R): 30% Perot (I): 23%

Congressional delegation: One Democrat, one Republican, one Independent

From the early 19th century to about 1960, Vermont avoided much of the Industrial Revolution. Many natives of what had been the crusty home of the Green Mountain Boys (who drove the British from the land that would become Vermont) hightailed it...

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