Essex County, VT

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2020 Population
6,179
0.339% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patrick Leahy
Democratic Party
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Representative
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
51.4
0.982% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
5.46% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,035
6.06% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$137,600
0.732% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,795
0.107% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Essex County, VT had a population of 6.18k people with a median age of 51.4 and a median household income of $47,035. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Essex County, VT declined from 6,200 to 6,179, a −0.339% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,349 to $47,035, a 6.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.744%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.437%).

None of the households in Essex 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.

99.3% of the residents in Essex County, VT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Essex County, VT was $137,600, and the homeownership rate was 83%. Most people in Essex County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, VT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Essex County, VT is home to a population of 6.18k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.72% of Essex County, VT residents were born outside of the country (168 people).

In 2020, there were 41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.87k people) in Essex County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 69 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Essex County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.87k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    143 ± 54.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    69 ± 16
1.39%
Hispanic Population
86 people

In 2020, there were 41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.87k people) in Essex County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 69 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.39% of the people in Essex County, VT are hispanic (86 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.72%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
168 people
3.68%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
228 people

As of 2020, 2.72% of Essex County, VT residents (168 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 Essex County, VT was 3.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
71
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Essex County, VT was 51.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 71. But people in Essex County, VT are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Essex County, VT residents was 51.

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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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Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Essex County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Essex County, VT was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    294 ± 58
  2. Korea
    66 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    42 ± 21

Essex County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Vermont (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Essex County, VT is $47,035. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Essex County, VT was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $47,617, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $47,041 and $40,469.

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.

The economy of Essex County, VT employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in Essex County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Manufacturing (320 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,865), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,469).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,035
2020 value
± $2,482
6.06%
1 Year Growth
± 8.7%

Households in Essex County, VT have a median annual income of $47,035, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,349 in 2019, which represents a 6.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,390
Average Male Salary in Vermont
± $3,901
$52,928
Average Female Salary in Vermont
± $3,192

In 2020, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.2 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Vermont by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Vermont
  1. White
    $49,732 ± $2,297
  2. Asian
    $44,007 ± $13,825
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $40,031 ± $47,076

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Vermont.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Vermont by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Essex 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Vermont across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Essex County, VT was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $47,617, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $47,041 and $40,469.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Essex County, VT (870 out of 6.16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    801 ± 108
  2. Black
    46 ± 67
  3. Other
    13 ± 70

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Essex County, VT is White, followed by Black and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.8k
2020 Value
± 196
−0.107%
1 Year decline
± 9.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Essex County, VT declined at a rate of −0.107%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Essex County, VT, are Management Occupations (307 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Production Occupations (229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Essex County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Essex County, VT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (307 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Production Occupations (229 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Essex County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.29 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.62 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Essex County, VT, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($69,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,250), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8k
2020 Value
± 196
−0.107%
1 Year decline
± 9.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Essex County, VT declined at a rate of −0.107%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Essex County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Manufacturing (320 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Essex County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Essex County, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Essex County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Manufacturing (320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Essex County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.47 times higher than expected), Construction (1.42 times), and Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Essex County, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,865), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,469).

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Domestic Trade

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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Essex County, VT went to Donald J. Trump with 51.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Other (3.19%). The most partisan county was Chittenden County, VT with 75.4% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Essex 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Essex County, VT
51.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Vermont
  1. 75.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.1% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 70.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Vermont was Chittenden County, VT with 75.4% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Vermont colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Vermont over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Essex County, VT

Peter Welch
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Essex 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 Essex County, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County, VT was $137,600 in 2020, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $136,600 to $137,600, a 0.732% increase. The homeownership rate in Essex County, VT is 83%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Essex County, VT have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Essex County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,600
2020 Median
± $10,383
$136,600
2019 Median
± $8,976

In 2020, the median property value in Essex County, VT grew to to $137,600 from the previous year's value of $136,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Essex County, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Essex County, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$47,035
Median Household Income
± $2,482
2.88k
Number of Households
± 197

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.88k households in Essex County, VT grew to $47,035 from the previous year's value of $44,349.

The following chart displays the households in Essex 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Essex County, VT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Essex County, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

83%
2020 Homeownership
81.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 83% of the housing units in Essex County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Essex County, VT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Essex County, VT have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Essex County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.14%)

In 2020, 80.9% of workers in Essex County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (5.14%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.8% of the population of Essex County, VT has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 3.54% 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 Essex County, VT see 6250 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.321% increase from the previous year (6230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2054 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2054 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13%). Additionally, Franklin County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,250 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, VT

Primary care physicians in Essex County, VT see an average of 6,250 patients per year. This represents a 0.321% increase from the previous year (6,230 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,190
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Vermont
$5,313
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,917
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,231
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Vermont (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.73%, from $9,919 to $10,190.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.18%
Uninsured
29.9%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
3.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Essex County, VT grew by 33.8% from 3.87% to 5.18%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13% prevalence
  2. 10.9% prevalence
  3. 10.9% prevalence

Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Vermont, at 13%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Vermont by county over multiple years.

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