Chittenden County, VT

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2020 Population
163,414
0.472% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patrick Leahy
Democratic Party
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Representative
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.5
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
6.89% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$76,316
3.62% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$314,200
5.47% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
91,925
0.144% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Chittenden County, VT had a population of 163k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $76,316. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Chittenden County, VT grew from 162,646 to 163,414, a 0.472% increase and its median household income grew from $73,647 to $76,316, a 3.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chittenden County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Chittenden County, VT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Chittenden County, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chittenden County, VT are University of Vermont (3,176 degrees awarded in 2020), Champlain College (1,838 degrees), and Saint Michael's College (579 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Chittenden County, VT was $314,200, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%.

Most people in Chittenden County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chittenden County, VT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Chittenden County, VT is home to a population of 163k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.72% of Chittenden County, VT residents were born outside of the country (14.3k people).

In 2020, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (144k people) in Chittenden County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.16k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2020 Citizenship
95.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.9% of Chittenden County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Chittenden County, VT was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chittenden County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    144k ± 242
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.16k ± 673
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.74k ± 812
2.42%
Hispanic Population
3.96k people

In 2020, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (144k people) in Chittenden County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.16k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Chittenden County, VT are hispanic (3.96k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chittenden County, VT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    5,431 ± 1,801 people
  2. China
    1,545 ± 964 people
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1,479 ± 943 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 5,431 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,545 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1,479.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.72%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people
8.98%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.6k people

As of 2020, 8.72% of Chittenden County, VT residents (14.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chittenden County, VT was 8.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,291 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,587 ± 322
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    753 ± 195

Chittenden County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Chittenden County, VT employs 91.9k people. The largest industries in Chittenden County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,916 people), Educational Services (13,237 people), and Retail Trade (9,634 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,864), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,441), and Finance & Insurance ($61,781).

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,928. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

91.9k
2020 Value
± 2,389
−0.144%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chittenden County, VT declined at a rate of −0.144%, from 92.1k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chittenden County, VT, are Management Occupations (10,743 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,757 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,238 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chittenden County, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.9k
2020 Value
± 2,389
−0.144%
1 Year decline
± 3.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chittenden County, VT declined at a rate of −0.144%, from 92.1k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chittenden County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,916 people), Educational Services (13,237 people), and Retail Trade (9,634 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chittenden County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Chittenden County, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,050
Median earning men ± $1,155
$36,660
Median earning women ± $1,029

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,913), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,219), and Public Administration ($64,228).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($53,976), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,790), and Wholesale Trade ($49,122).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Vermont. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Vermont.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,412
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,473
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,188
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.58M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.85M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $870k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $7.8B
  2. $3.32B
  3. $2.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $7.8B, followed by Electronics ($3.32B) and Pharmaceuticals ($2.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Vermont products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$33B
2020 Value in Vermont
$62.8B
Projected 2050 Value in Vermont
90% growth

In 2020, total outbound Vermont trade was $33B. This is expected to increase 90% to $62.8B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Vermont trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $3.47B
  2. $2.37B
  3. $2B

In 2020, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $3.47B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.37B and New Hampshire and $2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Vermont shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chittenden County, VT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.8%), followed by Other (2.96%).

Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders are the senators currently representing the state of Vermont. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Chittenden County, VT is currently represented by Peter Welch in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Vermont

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Patrick Leahy
Senator from Vermont3
Assumed office on January 3, 1975
Bernie Sanders
Senator from Vermont1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders are the senators currently representing Vermont.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Chittenden County, VT

Peter Welch
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Chittenden County, VT is currently represented by Peter Welch (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Chittenden County, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Chittenden County, VT awarded 5,689 degrees. The student population of Chittenden County, VT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,441 male students and 10,889 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chittenden County, VT are White (4,404 and 80.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (299 and 5.44%), Unknown (252 and 4.59%), and Black or African American (210 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Chittenden County, VT by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,176 and 55.8%), Champlain College (1,838 and 32.3%), and Saint Michael's College (579 and 10.2%).

The most popular majors in Chittenden County, VT are General Business Administration & Management (607 and 10.7%), Computer & Information Systems Security (262 and 4.61%), and General Psychology (184 and 3.23%).

The median tuition costs in Chittenden County, VT are $44,370 for private four year colleges, and $16,392 and $41,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Chittenden County, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 19,330 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 19,330 students enrolled in Chittenden County, VT, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,092 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 373 degree-majors awarded
  2. 172 degree-majors awarded
  3. 142 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chittenden County, VT was General Business Administration & Management with 373 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chittenden County, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,176 degrees awarded
  2. 1,838 degrees awarded
  3. 579 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,176 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,492 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chittenden County, VT, which is 0.779 times less than the 3,197 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,404 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($44,370) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.484% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.379% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (149k), Bachelors Degree (111k), and Some college (104k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Chittenden County, VT was $314,200 in 2020, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $297,900 to $314,200, a 5.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Chittenden County, VT is 62.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Chittenden County, VT have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chittenden County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chittenden County, VT is $76,316. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chittenden County, VT was Census Tract 33.01 with a value of $135,573, followed by Census Tract 35.01 and Census Tract 23.01, with respective values of $106,614 and $101,635.

In 2021, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.841%.

Property

$314,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,703
$41,815
Median Property Taxes
±$1,238

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chittenden County, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Chittenden County, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%
Homeownership
2020
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.9% of the housing units in Chittenden County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 33.01
  2. Census Tract 35.01
  3. Census Tract 23.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chittenden County, VT was Census Tract 33.01 with a value of $135,573, followed by Census Tract 35.01 and Census Tract 23.01, with respective values of $106,614 and $101,635.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Chittenden County, VT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$76,316
Median Household Income
± $2,746
65.4k
Number of Households
± 1,684

In 2020, the median household income of the 65.4k households in Chittenden County, VT grew to $76,316 from the previous year's value of $73,647.

The following chart displays the households in Chittenden County, VT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chittenden County, VT is from Vermont.
0.44
2020 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2020, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.16%)
  3. Carpooled (8.16%)

In 2020, 69.7% of workers in Chittenden County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.16%) and those who carpooled to work (8.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chittenden County, VT have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Chittenden County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chittenden County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chittenden County, VT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.841%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chittenden County, VT (17.3k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chittenden County, VT is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 8.1% of the children was living in poverty in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 130 in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 39.1 per 100,000 population.

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96.8% of the population of Chittenden County, VT has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Vermont was $10,190 in 2014. This is a 2.73% increase from the previous year ($9,919).

Primary care physicians in Chittenden County, VT see 550 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (554 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1017 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Vermont, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

550 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chittenden County, VT

Primary care physicians in Chittenden County, VT see an average of 550 patients per year. This represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (554 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chittenden County, VT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Vermont across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 28.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.16%
Uninsured
57.8%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chittenden County, VT grew by 3.53% from 3.06% to 3.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chittenden County, VT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.9 in Chittenden County, VT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 22.4% in Chittenden County, VT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.35% in Chittenden County, VT.

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