Orleans County, VT

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Population

26,951

0.462% decline

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$45,664

3.88% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

12,227

0.0327% decline

Median Property Value

$161,100

2.74% growth

About

In 2017, Orleans County, VT had a population of 27k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $45,664. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orleans County, VT declined from 27,076 to 26,951, a -0.462% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,959 to $45,664, a 3.88% increase.

The population of Orleans County, VT is 95.5% White Alone, 1.72% Two or More Races, and 1.36% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Orleans County, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orleans County, VT are Sterling College (231095) (29 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Orleans County, VT is $161,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Orleans County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Orleans County, VT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Orleans County, VT employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Orleans County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,763 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Educational Services (1,278 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,539), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,889), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,607).

Median household income in Orleans County, VT is $45,664. Males in Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,664

2017 value

± $1,944

3.88%

1 Year Growth

± 6.07%

Households in Orleans County, VT have a median annual income of $45,664, 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 $43,959 in 2016, which represents a 3.88% 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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Orleans 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9513

  2. Census Tract 9520

  3. Census Tract 9512

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orleans County, VT was Census Tract 9513 with a value of $50,648, followed by Census Tract 9520 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $48,681 and $47,578.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orleans County, VT (3.68k out of 26k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    3,513 ± 246

  2. Two Or More

    111 ± 78

  3. Native American

    45 ± 87

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.2k

2017 Value

± 447

-0.0327%

1 Year decline

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orleans County, VT declined at a rate of -0.0327%, from 12.2k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orleans County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,512 people), Management Occupations (1,214 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,154 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orleans County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orleans County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,512 people), Management Occupations (1,214 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,154 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orleans County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.52 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.81 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orleans County, VT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($72,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,000), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.2k

2017 Value

± 447

-0.0327%

1 Year decline

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orleans County, VT declined at a rate of -0.0327%, from 12.2k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orleans County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,763 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Educational Services (1,278 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orleans County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,763 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Educational Services (1,278 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orleans County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.92 times higher than expected), Construction (1.67 times), and Public Administration (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orleans County, VT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($50,539), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,889), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,607).

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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 ($4.24B) and Mixed freight ($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.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Orleans County, VT has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, VT see 1290 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.79% increase from the previous year (1231 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2686 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

1,290 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, VT see an average of 1,290 patients per year. This represents a 4.79% increase from the previous year (1,231 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

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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

5.16%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

28.8%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

1.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orleans County, VT declined by 19.3% from 6.39% to 5.16%.

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

Orleans County, VT is home to a population of 27k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.99% of Orleans County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Orleans County, VT is composed of 25.7k White Alone residents (95.5%), 463 Two or More Races residents (1.72%), 367 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.36%), 146 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.542%), 115 Black or African American Alone residents (0.427%), 90 Asian Alone residents (0.334%), 36 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.134%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Orleans County, VT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orleans County, VT was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Orleans County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Orleans County, VT residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.99%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.07k people

4.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

As of 2017, 3.99% of Orleans County, VT residents (1.07k people) 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 Orleans County, VT was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Orleans County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orleans County, 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

    25.7k ± 3

  2. Two or More Races

    463 ± 78.9

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    367 ± 135

In 2017, there were 55.6 times more White Alone residents (25.7k people) in Orleans County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 463 Two or More Races and 367 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 Orleans County, VT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Orleans County, VT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Orleans County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Orleans County, VT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    752 ± 106

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    294 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    224 ± 83

Orleans County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Orleans County, VT awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Orleans County, VT is skewed towards women, with 68 male students and 78 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orleans County, VT are White (26 and 89.7%), followed by Unknown (2 and 6.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.45%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Orleans County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Sterling College (231095) (29 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orleans County, VT are Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (10 and 34.5%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (9 and 31%), and Ecology (5 and 17.2%).

The median tuition costs in Orleans County, VT are $32,595 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orleans County, VT was Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture with 10 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

29 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,595

Median Private

In 2016, the Orleans County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sterling College (231095) with 29 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

19

Degrees Awarded to Men

10

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 19 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orleans County, VT, which is 1.9 times more than the 10 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

    26 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orleans County, VT were to White students. These 26 degrees mean that there were 13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orleans County, VT was $161,100 in 2017, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,800 to $161,100, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Orleans County, VT is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orleans County, VT have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orleans 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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$45,664

Median Household Income

± $1,944

11.5k

Number of Households

± 434

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.5k households in Orleans County, VT grew to $45,664 from the previous year's value of $43,959.

The following chart displays the households in Orleans 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

$161,100

2017 Median

± $4,139

$156,800

2016 Median

± $4,677

In 2017, the median property value in Orleans County, VT grew to to $161,100 from the previous year's value of $156,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Orleans County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orleans County, VT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orleans County, VT have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.71% of the workforce in Orleans County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    9.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.9%

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

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