Vermont's population in 2002, was estimated at 615,611. This is a 1.1 percent increase from the 2000 Census count of 608,827, and an increase of 3,303 people from the 2001 estimate of 612,308.

The age-sex distribution of Vermont is illustrated in Figure 3. The largest segment of the population is the 40 to 49 year old age group, and the fastest growing segment of the population is the 45-64 year old age group. The sex distribution of Vermonters shows males outnumbering females up to age 24, females slightly outnumbering males from age 25 to 49, and from age 55 to 64. After age 65, females outnumbered males by an increasing margin.

The 2002 population estimates were produced for the Vermont Department of Health by Claritas, Inc.