Orange County, VT

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Population

28,901

0.0138% growth

Median Age

45.7


Median Household Income

$56,584

4.28% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

15,343

0.676% growth

Median Property Value

$188,300

1.77% decline

About

In 2017, Orange County, VT had a population of 28.9k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $56,584. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orange County, VT grew from 28,897 to 28,901, a 0.0138% increase and its median household income grew from $54,263 to $56,584, a 4.28% increase.

The population of Orange County, VT is 95.7% White Alone, 1.51% Two or More Races, and 1.34% Hispanic or Latino. 3.37% of the people in Orange County, VT speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County, VT are Vermont Technical College (573 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Orange County, VT is $188,300, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Orange County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange County, VT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Orange County, VT employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Orange County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,734 people), Retail Trade (1,806 people), and Educational Services (1,789 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,083), Public Administration ($46,454), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,972).

Median household income in Orange County, VT is $56,584. Males in Orange County, VT have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,020. The income inequality in Orange County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,584

2017 value

± $2,696

4.28%

1 Year Growth

± 5.51%

Households in Orange County, VT have a median annual income of $56,584, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,263 in 2016, which represents a 4.28% 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 Orange County, 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 Orange County, 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 Orange County, VT is from Vermont.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

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

The 2017 the GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Vermont across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9596

  2. Census Tract 9597

  3. Census Tract 9592

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange County, VT was Census Tract 9596 with a value of $69,815, followed by Census Tract 9597 and Census Tract 9592, with respective values of $58,333 and $57,703.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange County, VT (3.25k out of 28.3k 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 45 - 54 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

    3,108 ± 250

  2. Hispanic

    73 ± 84

  3. Black

    46 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange County, VT is White, followed by Hispanic 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

15.3k

2017 Value

± 565

0.676%

1 Year growth

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange County, VT grew at a rate of 0.676%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,041 people), Management Occupations (1,667 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orange County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,041 people), Management Occupations (1,667 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orange County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.58 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orange County, VT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,250), and Legal Occupations ($69,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.3k

2017 Value

± 565

0.676%

1 Year growth

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange County, VT grew at a rate of 0.676%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,734 people), Retail Trade (1,806 people), and Educational Services (1,789 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Orange 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 Orange County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,734 people), Retail Trade (1,806 people), and Educational Services (1,789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orange County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.63 times higher than expected), Construction (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orange County, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,083), Public Administration ($46,454), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,972).

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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

94.5% of the population of Orange County, VT has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Orange County, VT see 1445 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.17% increase from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3213 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 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

1,445 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orange County, VT see an average of 1,445 patients per year. This represents a 5.17% increase from the previous year (1,374 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

5.46%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange County, VT declined by 11% from 6.14% to 5.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orange County, VT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 10.1% prevalence

  3. 9.9% prevalence

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

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Vermont by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Orange County, VT is home to a population of 28.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.92% of Orange County, VT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Orange County, VT is composed of 27.6k White Alone residents (95.7%), 435 Two or More Races residents (1.51%), 386 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.34%), 188 Black or African American Alone residents (0.65%), 117 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.405%), 95 Asian Alone residents (0.329%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0554%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0519%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Orange County, VT are French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (280 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (236 speakers), and German (143 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orange County, VT was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Orange County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Orange County, VT residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.92% of Orange County, 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 Orange County, VT was 1.96%, 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 Orange County, VT was Canada, the natal country of 4,345 Orange County, VT residents, followed by China with 1,559 and Bhutan with 1,529.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Orange County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orange County, VT was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.6k ± 23

  2. Two or More Races

    435 ± 73.1

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    386 ± 67.5

In 2017, there were 63.6 times more White Alone residents (27.6k people) in Orange County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Two or More Races and 386 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 Orange County, VT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    280 speakers (1.02%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    236 speakers (0.856%)

  3. German

    143 speakers (0.519%)

3.37% of Orange County, 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 Orange County, VT was French (Incl. Patois, Cajun). 1.02% of the overall population of Orange County, VT are native French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) speakers. 0.856% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.519% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    898 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    339 ± 97

  3. Korea

    222 ± 63

Orange County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Orange County, VT awarded 573 degrees. The student population of Orange County, VT is skewed towards men, with 852 male students and 793 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County, VT are White (510 and 91.4%), followed by Two or More Races (20 and 3.58%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.79%), and Black or African American (6 and 1.08%).

The largest universities in Orange County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Vermont Technical College (573 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orange County, VT are Registered Nursing (150 and 26.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (135 and 23.6%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (27 and 4.71%).

The median tuition costs in Orange County, VT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,960 and $24,792 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 143 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Orange County, VT was Registered Nursing with 143 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

573 degrees awarded

$12,960

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Orange County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vermont Technical College with 573 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

222

Degrees Awarded to Men

351

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 222 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County, VT, which is 0.632 times less than the 351 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

    510 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orange County, VT were to White students. These 510 degrees mean that there were 25.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, VT was $188,300 in 2017, which is 0.865 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $191,700 to $188,300, a 1.77% decrease. The homeownership rate in Orange County, VT is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orange County, VT have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orange County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,584

Median Household Income

± $2,696

12.3k

Number of Households

± 486

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Orange County, VT grew to $56,584 from the previous year's value of $54,263.

The following chart displays the households in Orange County, VT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$188,300

2017 Median

± $5,351

$191,700

2016 Median

± $5,344

In 2017, the median property value in Orange County, VT declined from to $188,300 from the previous year's value of $191,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

79.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Orange County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orange County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orange County, VT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange County, VT have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in Orange County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.31%

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

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