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

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.

geosearchPopulation & 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.

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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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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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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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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briefcaseEconomy

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).

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,126
Median earning men ± $1,958
$36,667
Median earning women ± $1,950

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,382), Public Administration ($69,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,023).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($68,813), Wholesale Trade ($54,773), and Construction ($54,286).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 326
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 221
    Manufacturing
  3. 205
    Retail Trade

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

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

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

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

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Interstate Trade

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

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

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in 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%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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

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

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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

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

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homeHousing & 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 approximately the same as 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.

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.

Property

$219,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,706
$14,762
Median Property Taxes
±$682

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2020
58.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

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%.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

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 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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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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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Community Mobility

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.6 in Franklin County, VT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.9% in Franklin County, VT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.63% in Franklin County, VT.

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