Franklin County, VT

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Population
49,025
0.428% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patrick Leahy
Democratic Party
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
Median Age
40

Poverty Rate
7.7%

Median Household Income
$64,258
3.29% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$213,400
2.06% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
25,988
0.476% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Franklin County, VT had a population of 49k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $64,258. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Franklin County, VT grew from 48,816 to 49,025, a 0.428% increase and its median household income grew from $62,214 to $64,258, a 3.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), White (Hispanic) (1.04%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.596%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.518%). 0% of the households in Franklin County, VT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Franklin County, VT are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Franklin County, VT was $213,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%. Most people in Franklin County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, VT was 2 cars per household.

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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Vermont. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, VT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 43.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.9%), followed by Other (15.5%). The most partisan county was Chittenden County, VT with 65.7% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Franklin County, VT
43.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Vermont
  1. 65.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 63.4% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 59.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Vermont was Chittenden County, VT with 65.7% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton 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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Diversity

Franklin County, VT is home to a population of 49k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.77% of Franklin County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.36k people).

In 2018, there were 36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in Franklin County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 512 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)
    46.1k ± 29
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 189
  3. White (Hispanic)
    512 ± 145
1.51%
Hispanic Population
742 people

In 2018, there were 36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in Franklin County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 512 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.51% of the people in Franklin County, VT are hispanic (742 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

2.77%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people
2.91%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.42k people

As of 2018, 2.77% of Franklin County, VT residents (1.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, VT was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Franklin County, VT was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Franklin County, VT are getting getting older. In 2017, 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
    5,222 ± 1,767 people
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1,750 ± 1,026 people
  3. China
    1,467 ± 939 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 5,222 Vermont residents, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1,750 and China with 1,467.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Franklin County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, VT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    855 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    540 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    494 ± 127

Franklin County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Franklin County, VT is $64,258. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, VT was Census Tract 109 with a value of $87,435, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $77,279 and $74,865.

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,789. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Franklin County, VT employs 26k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, VT are Manufacturing (3,932 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,486 people), and Retail Trade (3,015 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,091), Public Administration ($67,083), and Wholesale Trade ($51,779).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,258
2018 value
± $1,568
3.29%
1 Year Growth
± 4.37%

Households in Franklin County, VT have a median annual income of $64,258, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,214 in 2017, which represents a 3.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,881
Average Male Salary in Vermont
± $3,865
$51,789
Average Female Salary in Vermont
± $3,268

In 2019, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.19 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $48,353 ± $2,258
  2. Asian
    $44,845 ± $17,200
  3. Two or More Races
    $40,338 ± $17,640

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 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 Franklin County, VT is from Vermont.
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2019, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0532% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, VT was Census Tract 109 with a value of $87,435, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $77,279 and $74,865.

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 Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, VT (3.74k out of 48.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    3,476 ± 403
  2. Two Or More
    247 ± 131
  3. Hispanic
    25 ± 99

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

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

26k
2018 Value
± 974
0.476%
1 Year growth
± 5.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Franklin County, VT grew at a rate of 0.476%, from 25.9k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,259 people), Management Occupations (2,493 people), and Production Occupations (2,194 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 (3,259 people), Management Occupations (2,493 people), and Production Occupations (2,194 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 (3.1 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.62 times), and Production Occupations (1.47 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 ($77,232), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,227), and Protective Service Occupations ($73,710).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26k
2018 Value
± 974
0.476%
1 Year growth
± 5.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Franklin County, VT grew at a rate of 0.476%, from 25.9k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, VT, are Manufacturing (3,932 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,486 people), and Retail Trade (3,015 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 (3,932 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,486 people), and Retail Trade (3,015 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.46 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.83 times), and Manufacturing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,091), Public Administration ($67,083), and Wholesale Trade ($51,779).

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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. $5.55B
  2. $4.22B
  3. $3.61B

In 2018, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.55B, followed by Electronics ($4.22B) and Pharmaceuticals ($3.61B).

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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$34.8B
2018 Value in Vermont
$161B
Projected 2045 Value in Vermont
363% growth

In 2018, total outbound Vermont trade was $34.8B. This is expected to increase 363% to $161B 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. $4.51B
  2. $3.37B
  3. $1.96B

In 2018, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $4.51B, followed by Massachusetts with $3.37B and Connecticut and $1.96B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, VT was $213,400 in 2018, which is 0.929 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $209,100 to $213,400, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, VT is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, VT have an average commute time of 23.6 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

$213,400
2018 Median
± $5,382
$209,100
2017 Median
± $4,498

In 2018, the median property value in Franklin County, VT grew to to $213,400 from the previous year's value of $209,100.

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

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$64,258
Median Household Income
± $1,568
18.6k
Number of Households
± 801

In 2018, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Franklin County, VT grew to $64,258 from the previous year's value of $62,214.

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

74.5%
2018 Homeownership
74.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.5% of the housing units in Franklin County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, VT have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.66%)

In 2018, 81.9% of workers in Franklin County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.66%) and those who worked at home (4.66%).

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 3 cars.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Franklin County, VT has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.86% 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

3.39%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, VT declined by 13.5% from 3.92% to 3.39%.

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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