Essex County, VT

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Population

6,203

0.486% growth

Median Age

50


Median Household Income

$38,767

1.77% decline

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

2,784

1.16% growth

Median Property Value

$128,900

4.12% growth

About

In 2017, Essex County, VT had a population of 6.2k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $38,767. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Essex County, VT grew from 6,173 to 6,203, a 0.486% increase and its median household income declined from $39,467 to $38,767, a -1.77% decrease.

The population of Essex County, VT is 95.6% White Alone, 1.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.11% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Essex County, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Essex County, VT is $128,900, and the homeownership rate is 79%. Most people in Essex County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, VT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Essex County, VT employs 2.78k people. The largest industries in Essex County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (483 people), Manufacturing (392 people), and Retail Trade (288 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($152,857), Utilities ($66,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,688).

Median household income in Essex County, VT is $38,767. Males in Essex County, VT have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,020. The income inequality in Essex County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,767

2017 value

± $2,389

-1.77%

1 Year Growth

± 9.07%

Households in Essex County, VT have a median annual income of $38,767, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,467 in 2016, which represents a -1.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,726

Average Male Salary

± $3,747

$48,020

Average Female Salary

± $2,994

In 2017, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,713 ± $2,153

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,505 ± $51,495

  3. Asian

    $37,572 ± $17,308

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Essex County, VT is from Vermont.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.056% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9505

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Essex County, VT was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $38,438, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $36,833 and $29,868.

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 Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Essex County, VT (960 out of 6.19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    854 ± 107

  2. Black

    64 ± 63

  3. Native American

    16 ± 64

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

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

2.78k

2017 Value

± 178

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Essex County, VT grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 2.75k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Essex County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (319 people), Production Occupations (275 people), and Management Occupations (254 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (319 people), Production Occupations (275 people), and Management Occupations (254 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 (2.71 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.19 times), and Production Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Essex County, VT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,333), Protective Service Occupations ($66,333), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.78k

2017 Value

± 178

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Essex County, VT grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 2.75k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Essex County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (483 people), Manufacturing (392 people), and Retail Trade (288 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 (483 people), Manufacturing (392 people), and Retail Trade (288 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Essex County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.46 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.59 times), and Construction (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Essex County, VT, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($152,857), Utilities ($66,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,688).

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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. $5.11B

  2. $4.24B

  3. $1.72B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.11B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($4.24B) and Mixed freight ($1.72B).

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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$24.7B

2015 Value

$41B

Projected 2045 Value

66.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Vermont trade was $24.7B. This is expected to increase 66.2% to $41B by 2045.

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. $3.73B

  2. $2.41B

  3. $1.22B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $3.73B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.41B and Pennsylvania and $1.22B.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Essex County, VT has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 4.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Essex County, VT 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 3082 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.653% increase from the previous year (3062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3088 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2059 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Caledonia County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,082 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Essex County, VT see an average of 3,082 patients per year. This represents a 0.653% increase from the previous year (3,062 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,190

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

6.88%

Uninsured

33.1%

Employer Coverage

24.3%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

4.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Essex County, VT declined by 1.41% from 6.98% to 6.88%.

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. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 10.1% prevalence

  3. 9.9% prevalence

Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Vermont, at 11.2%.

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Diversity

Essex County, VT is home to a population of 6.2k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.13% of Essex County, VT residents were born outside of the country (194 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County, VT is composed of 5.93k White Alone residents (95.6%), 83 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.34%), 69 Two or More Races residents (1.11%), 64 Black or African American Alone residents (1.03%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.516%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.322%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0967%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Essex County, VT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

68

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Essex County, VT was 50. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 68. But people in Essex County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Essex County, VT residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

194 people

3.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

224 people

As of 2017, 3.13% of Essex County, VT residents (194 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Essex County, VT was 3.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,345 ± 1,613 people

  2. China

    1,559 ± 968 people

  3. Bhutan

    1,529 ± 959 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,345 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,559 and Bhutan with 1,529.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Essex County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Essex County, VT was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.93k ± 7

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    83 ± 36.2

  3. Two or More Races

    69 ± 35.5

In 2017, there were 71.4 times more White Alone residents (5.93k people) in Essex County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83 Hispanic or Latino and 69 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Essex County, VT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Essex County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Essex County, VT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    271 ± 46

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    64 ± 33

  3. Korea

    64 ± 23

Essex County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County, VT was $128,900 in 2017, which is 0.592 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,800 to $128,900, a 4.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Essex County, VT is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Essex County, VT have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,767

Median Household Income

± $2,389

2.72k

Number of Households

± 172

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.72k households in Essex County, VT declined from $38,767 from the previous year's value of $39,467.

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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Housing

Property Value

$128,900

2017 Median

± $8,856

$123,800

2016 Median

± $6,083

In 2017, the median property value in Essex County, VT grew to to $128,900 from the previous year's value of $123,800.

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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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

79%

2017 Homeownership

79.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79% of the housing units in Essex County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Essex County, VT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Essex County, VT have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.34% of the workforce in Essex County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Essex County, VT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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