Franklin County, VT

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2020 Population
49,275
0.324% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patrick Leahy
Democratic Party
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Representative
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.5
0.248% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.81%
13.4% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$65,314
0.261% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$219,200
1.39% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
25,151
1.61% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Franklin County, VT had a population of 49.3k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $65,314. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Franklin County, VT grew from 49,116 to 49,275, a 0.324% increase and its median household income declined from $65,485 to $65,314, a −0.261% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.09%), White (Hispanic) (0.749%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.737%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.589%).

None of the households in Franklin 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.

99.2% of the residents in Franklin County, VT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Franklin County, VT was $219,200, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%. Most people in Franklin County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, VT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Franklin County, VT is home to a population of 49.3k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.63% of Franklin County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.29k people).

In 2020, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.2k people) in Franklin County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 369 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.2k ± 21
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 161
  3. White (Hispanic)
    369 ± 166
1.66%
Hispanic Population
818 people

In 2020, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.2k people) in Franklin County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 369 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.66% of the people in Franklin County, VT are hispanic (818 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.63%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.29k people
2.78%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.37k people

As of 2020, 2.63% of Franklin County, VT residents (1.29k 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 Franklin County, VT was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Franklin County, VT was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Franklin County, VT are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Franklin County, VT residents was 40.

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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

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Franklin County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, VT was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    775 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    499 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    485 ± 125

Franklin County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 Franklin County, VT is $65,314. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, VT was Census Tract 109 with a value of $85,699, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $79,955 and $76,071.

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 Franklin County, VT employs 25.2k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, VT are Manufacturing (3,892 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,331 people), and Retail Trade (3,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($68,913), Utilities ($68,615), and Finance & Insurance ($57,038).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,314
2020 value
± $3,043
−0.261%
1 Year Growth
± 5.67%

Households in Franklin County, VT have a median annual income of $65,314, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,485 in 2019, which represents a −0.261% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 109
  2. Census Tract 104
  3. Census Tract 110

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, VT was Census Tract 109 with a value of $85,699, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $79,955 and $76,071.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, VT (4.79k out of 48.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    4,239 ± 482
  2. Two Or More
    501 ± 167
  3. Native American
    40 ± 110

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

25.2k
2020 Value
± 1,095
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 5.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, VT declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 25.6k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,899 people), Management Occupations (2,459 people), and Production Occupations (2,234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,899 people), Management Occupations (2,459 people), and Production Occupations (2,234 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.59 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, VT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,302), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,076).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.2k
2020 Value
± 1,095
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 5.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, VT declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 25.6k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, VT, are Manufacturing (3,892 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,331 people), and Retail Trade (3,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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 Franklin County, VT, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,892 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,331 people), and Retail Trade (3,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.97 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.54 times), and Public Administration (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, VT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($68,913), Utilities ($68,615), and Finance & Insurance ($57,038).

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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 Franklin County, VT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.2%), followed by Other (3.26%). 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.

Franklin 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Franklin County, VT
52.2% for the Democratic 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 Franklin County, VT

Peter Welch
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, VT was $219,200 in 2020, which is 0.954 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $216,200 to $219,200, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, VT is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Franklin County, VT have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$219,200
2020 Median
± $7,706
$216,200
2019 Median
± $5,636

In 2020, the median property value in Franklin County, VT grew to to $219,200 from the previous year's value of $216,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin County, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$65,314
Median Household Income
± $3,043
19k
Number of Households
± 922

In 2020, the median household income of the 19k households in Franklin County, VT declined from $65,314 from the previous year's value of $65,485.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
2020 Homeownership
75.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.5% of the housing units in Franklin County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, VT have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Franklin County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.04%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Franklin County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.81%) and those who worked at home (6.04%).

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

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Health

96.6% of the population of Franklin County, VT has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 1.54% 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 Franklin County, VT see 1830 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.771% increase from the previous year (1816 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2058 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 386 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

1,830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, VT

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, VT see an average of 1,830 patients per year. This represents a 0.771% increase from the previous year (1,816 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin 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

3.44%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
9.87%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, VT declined by 10.3% from 3.84% to 3.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin 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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