Vermont

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Population

626,299

0.424% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$60,782

5.68% growth

Number of Employees

312,788

4.49% growth

Median Property Value

$233,100

3% growth

About

In 2018, Vermont had a population of 626k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $60,782. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Vermont grew from 623,657 to 626,299, a 0.424% increase and its median household income grew from $57,513 to $60,782, a 5.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vermont are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), White (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%). N/A% of the people in Vermont speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vermont are University of Vermont (3,046 degrees awarded in 2017), Champlain College (1,622 degrees), and Norwich University (1,247 degrees).

The median property value in Vermont is $233,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Vermont commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Vermont is 2 cars per household.

Vermont borders Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Vermont (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Economy

The economy of Vermont employs 313k people. The largest industries in Vermont are Elementary & secondary schools (28,046 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (22,553 people), and Construction (17,758 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($164,264), Advertising, public relations & related services ($122,736), and Scientific research & development services ($120,490).

Median household income in Vermont is $60,782. Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.16 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,458. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,782

2018 value

± $1,551

5.68%

1 Year Growth

± 4.2%

Households in Vermont have a median annual income of $60,782, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,513 in 2017, which represents a 5.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,839

Average Male Salary

± $3,686

$51,458

Average Female Salary

± $3,353

In 2018, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.16 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Vermont by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Two or More Races

    $48,863 ± $24,140

  2. White

    $46,981 ± $2,211

  3. Black

    $43,714 ± $16,288

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.438

2018 Wage GINI

0.445

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.49% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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. N/A

  2. N/A

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vermont was Chittenden County, VT with a value of $75,852, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Vermont colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vermont (68.1k out of 600k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    62,361 ± 1,510

  2. Two Or More

    2,321 ± 285

  3. Black

    1,543 ± 286

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vermont 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

313k

2018 Value

4.49%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vermont grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 299k employees to 313k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vermont, are Elementary & middle school teachers (10,390 people), Other managers (8,946 people), and Registered nurses (8,770 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vermont.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vermont, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (10,390 people), Other managers (8,946 people), and Registered nurses (8,770 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Vermont has an unusually high number of residents working as News analysts, reporters, and journalists (12 times higher than expected), Conservation scientists & foresters (11.7 times), and Musicians and singers (5.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vermont, by average salary, are Physicians ($172,945), Personal financial advisors ($117,693), and Chief executives & legislators ($102,832).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

313k

2018 Value

4.49%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vermont grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 299k employees to 313k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vermont, are Elementary & secondary schools (28,046 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (22,553 people), and Construction (17,758 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vermont, though some of these residents may live in Vermont 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 Vermont, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (28,046 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (22,553 people), and Construction (17,758 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Vermont has an unusually high number of Fuel dealers (8.54 times higher than expected), Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses (7.07 times), and Dairy product manufacturing (6.62 times) industries.

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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. $5.58B

  2. $4.84B

  3. $1.74B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.58B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($4.84B) and Mixed freight ($1.74B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

$27B

2020 Value

$41B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Vermont trade was $27B. This is expected to increase 51.7% 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. $4.11B

  2. $2.66B

  3. $1.36B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $4.11B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.66B and Pennsylvania and $1.36B.

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

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Health

95.4% of the population of Vermont has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vermont 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

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vermont in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

$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

4.55%

Uninsured

44.3%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vermont grew by 22.5% from 3.72% to 4.55%.

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

Vermont is home to a population of 626k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.52% of Vermont residents were born outside of the country (28.2k people).

In 2018, there were 48.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (580k people) in Vermont than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 11.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Vermont was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Vermont are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Vermont residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.2k people

4.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

27.6k people

As of 2017, 4.52% of Vermont residents (28.2k 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 Vermont was 4.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Vermont compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    5,936 ± 1,883 people

  2. Nepal

    1,979 ± 1,090 people

  3. Jamaica

    1,900 ± 1,069 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 5,936 Vermont residents, followed by Nepal with 1,979 and Jamaica with 1,900.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2018 Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.1% of Vermont residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Vermont was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vermont

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    580k ± 589

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    11.9k ± 1.62k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    11.8k ± 1.19k

In 2018, there were 48.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (580k people) in Vermont than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 11.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Vermont as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,471 ± 1,343

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,806 ± 910

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,484 ± 759

Vermont has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Vermont awarded 11,745 degrees. The student population of Vermont is skewed towards women, with 20,161 male students and 23,777 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vermont are White (8,826 and 77.4%), followed by Unknown (868 and 7.61%), Hispanic or Latino (576 and 5.05%), and Black or African American (383 and 3.36%).

The largest universities in Vermont by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,046 and 25.9%), Champlain College (1,622 and 13.8%), and Norwich University (1,247 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Vermont are General Business Administration & Management (859 and 7.31%), General Psychology (382 and 3.25%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (337 and 2.87%).

The median tuition costs in Vermont are $38,018 for private four year colleges, and $10,872 and $25,824 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 497 degrees awarded

  2. 372 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vermont was General Business Administration & Management with 497 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,046 degrees awarded

  2. 1,622 degrees awarded

  3. 1,247 degrees awarded

$10,872

Median In-State Public

$38,018

Median Private

In 2017, the Vermont institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,046 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,341

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,404

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,341 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vermont, which is 0.834 times less than the 6,404 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Vermont by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,826 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    868 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    576 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vermont were to White students. These 8,826 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 868 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vermont was $233,100 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $226,300 to $233,100, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Vermont is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vermont have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vermont is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$233,100

2018 Median

± $4,924

$226,300

2017 Median

± $3,464

In 2018, the median property value in Vermont grew to to $233,100 from the previous year's value of $226,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Vermont 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 Vermont the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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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.

$60,782

Median Household Income

± $1,551

261k

Number of Households

± 6,797

In 2018, the median household income of the 261k households in Vermont grew to $60,782 from the previous year's value of $57,513.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2018 Homeownership

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.2% of the housing units in Vermont were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vermont have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Vermont have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.46%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Vermont was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9%) and those who Worked At Home (7.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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