These Are The 10 Best Places In Vermont To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Vermont where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Vermont who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Vermont, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Green Mountain State:

  1. Winooski (Photos)
  2. Essex Junction (Photos)
  3. Montpelier (Photos)
  4. Barre (Photos)
  5. South Burlington (Photos)
  6. St. Albans (Photos)
  7. Rutland (Photos)
  8. Burlington (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Vermont. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Vermont in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Vermont in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Vermont have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Vermont.

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1. Winooski

Winooski, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,250
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.14
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.24
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.38

2. Essex Junction

Essex Junction, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,552
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.07
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.05
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.26

3. Montpelier

Montpelier, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,760
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.55
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.77
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.47
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.35

4. Barre

Barre, Vermont

Source: Flickr

Population: 8,955
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.23
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.56
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.92
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.35

5. South Burlington

South Burlington, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,378
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.1
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.54
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.6

6. St. Albans

St. Albans, Vermont

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,889
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.45
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.29
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.29

7. Rutland

Rutland, Vermont

Source: Flickr

Population: 16,217
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.11
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.37

8. Burlington

Burlington, Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,342
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.42
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.35

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Vermont where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Vermont with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Montpelier (Photos)
  2. Winooski (Photos)
  3. Essex Junction (Photos)
  4. Barre (Photos)
  5. South Burlington (Photos)

For more Vermont reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Vermont To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Winooski 1 7,250
Essex Junction 2 9,552
Montpelier 3 7,760
Barre 4 8,955
South Burlington 5 18,378
St. Albans 6 6,889
Rutland 7 16,217
Burlington 8 42,342

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