Montpelier, VT

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Population

7,584

1.02% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$60,793

0.739% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

4,143

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$235,300

0.843% decline

About

In 2017, Montpelier, VT had a population of 7.58k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $60,793. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montpelier, VT declined from 7,662 to 7,584, a -1.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,347 to $60,793, a 0.739% increase.

The population of Montpelier, VT is 92.7% White Alone, 2.27% Black or African American Alone, and 2.22% Hispanic or Latino. 5.74% of the people in Montpelier, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montpelier, VT are Community College of Vermont (590 degrees awarded in 2016), Vermont College of Fine Arts (174 degrees), and New England Culinary Institute (136 degrees).

The median property value in Montpelier, VT is $235,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.6%. Most people in Montpelier, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Montpelier, VT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Montpelier, VT employs 4.14k people. The largest industries in Montpelier, VT are Educational Services (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,750), and Finance & Insurance ($71,875).

Median household income in Montpelier, VT is $60,793. Males in Montpelier, 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 Montpelier, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,793

2017 value

± $7,285

0.739%

1 Year Growth

± 14.6%

Households in Montpelier, VT have a median annual income of $60,793, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,347 in 2016, which represents a 0.739% 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 Montpelier, VT 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 Montpelier, VT 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 Montpelier, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9546

  2. Census Tract 9549

  3. Census Tract 9547

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montpelier, VT was Census Tract 9546 with a value of $67,550, followed by Census Tract 9549 and Census Tract 9547, with respective values of $58,448 and $58,375.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montpelier, VT (816 out of 7.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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

    728 ± 149

  2. Two Or More

    63 ± 72

  3. Black

    24 ± 71

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

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

4.14k

2017 Value

± 311

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montpelier, VT grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 4.08k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montpelier, VT, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (493 people), Management Occupations (443 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (404 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montpelier, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montpelier, VT, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (493 people), Management Occupations (443 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (404 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Montpelier, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (5.58 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.88 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montpelier, VT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,625), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($74,167), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,307).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.14k

2017 Value

± 311

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montpelier, VT grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 4.08k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montpelier, VT, are Educational Services (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montpelier, VT, though some of these residents may live in Montpelier, 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 Montpelier, VT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Montpelier, VT has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.39 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.91 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montpelier, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,750), and Finance & Insurance ($71,875).

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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 with $4.24B and Mixed freight and $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.

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

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Health

97.2% of the population of Montpelier, VT has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 0.409% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Montpelier, VT was $10,190 in 2014. This is a 2.73% increase from the previous year ($9,919).

Primary care physicians in Montpelier, VT see 889 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 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

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889 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Vermont see an average of 889 patients per year. This represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (894 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

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%).

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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

2.81%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

9.28%

Non-Group

0.409%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montpelier, VT declined by 49.4% from 5.56% to 2.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montpelier, 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

Montpelier, VT is home to a population of 7.58k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Montpelier, VT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Montpelier, VT is composed of 7.03k White Alone residents (92.7%), 172 Black or African American Alone residents (2.27%), 168 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.22%), 157 Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 56 Asian Alone residents (0.738%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montpelier, VT are Serbo-Croatian (133 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (68 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (38 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montpelier, VT was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Montpelier, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Montpelier, VT residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.82% of Montpelier, VT residents 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 Montpelier, VT was 5.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Montpelier, VT was Canada, the natal country of 4,345 Montpelier, VT residents, followed by China with 1,559 and Bhutan with 1,529.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Montpelier, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montpelier, VT was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.03k ± 137

  2. Black or African American Alone

    172 ± 66

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    168 ± 101

In 2017, there were 40.9 times more White Alone residents (7.03k people) in Montpelier, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 172 Black or African American Alone and 168 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Montpelier, VT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Serbo-Croatian

    133 speakers (1.83%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    68 speakers (0.936%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    38 speakers (0.523%)

5.74% of Montpelier, VT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Montpelier, VT was Serbo-Croatian. 1.83% of the overall population of Montpelier, VT are native Serbo-Croatian speakers. 0.936% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.523% speak Serbo-Croatian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    125 ± 45

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    59 ± 51

  3. Korea

    53 ± 33

Montpelier, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Montpelier, VT awarded 900 degrees. The student population of Montpelier, VT is skewed towards women, with 2,187 male students and 4,372 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montpelier, VT are White (722 and 81.1%), followed by Unknown (67 and 7.53%), Two or More Races (43 and 4.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 3.71%).

The largest universities in Montpelier, VT by number of degrees awarded are Community College of Vermont (590 and 65.6%), Vermont College of Fine Arts (174 and 19.3%), and New England Culinary Institute (136 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Montpelier, VT are Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 21.6%), Creative Writing (105 and 11.7%), and Culinary Arts & Chef Training (62 and 6.89%).

The median tuition costs in Montpelier, VT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 194 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montpelier, VT was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Montpelier, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 590 degrees awarded

  2. 174 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Montpelier, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Community College of Vermont with 590 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

289

Degrees Awarded to Men

611

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 289 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montpelier, VT, which is 0.473 times less than the 611 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    722 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    43 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montpelier, VT were to White students. These 722 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montpelier, VT was $235,300 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,300 to $235,300, a 0.843% decrease. The homeownership rate in Montpelier, VT is 54.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montpelier, VT have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montpelier, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,793

Median Household Income

± $7,285

3.69k

Number of Households

± 284

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.69k households in Montpelier, VT grew to $60,793 from the previous year's value of $60,347.

The following chart displays the households in Montpelier, 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

$235,300

2017 Median

± $10,327

$237,300

2016 Median

± $11,583

In 2017, the median property value in Montpelier, VT declined from to $235,300 from the previous year's value of $237,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montpelier, 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 Montpelier, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.6%

2017 Homeownership

53.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.6% of the housing units in Montpelier, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montpelier, 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 Montpelier, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montpelier, VT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montpelier, VT have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.217% of the workforce in Montpelier, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.9%

  2. Walked

    14.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.35%

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

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