I read this list of ways to tell if your city is dying and was uncomfortable with how many would appear to apply to Rutland.
Our population declined from 17,292 in the 2000 census to 16,495 in the 2010. Now, that's not nearly as bad as the loss the article describes in Detroit, but what kind of a standard is "not as bad as Detroit?"
Median age rose over the same period from 39.3 years to 42.9 years.
On the upside, I can't think of any "signature" buildings that are vacant.