Vermont

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Population

623,657

0.15% decline

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$57,513

0.284% decline

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

299,359

0.913% decline

Median Property Value

$226,300

1.16% growth

About

In 2017, Vermont had a population of 624k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $57,513. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vermont declined from 624,594 to 623,657, a -0.15% decrease and its median household income declined from $57,677 to $57,513, a -0.284% decrease.

The population of Vermont is 92.8% White Alone, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.89% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Vermont speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vermont are University of Vermont (3,097 degrees awarded in 2016), Norwich University (1,171 degrees), and Champlain College (1,009 degrees).

The median property value in Vermont is $226,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Vermont commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Vermont is 2 cars per household.

Vermont borders New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

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Economy

The economy of Vermont employs 299k people. The largest industries in Vermont are Elementary & secondary schools (25,104 people), Hospitals (18,776 people), and Construction (18,434 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($134,725), Other professional, scientific & technical services ($112,974), and Wired telecommunications carriers ($102,695).

Median household income in Vermont is $57,513. Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,492. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,513

2017 value

± $2,088

-0.284%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Vermont have a median annual income of $57,513, 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 $57,677 in 2016, which represents a -0.284% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$58,284

Average Male Salary

± $3,851

$49,492

Average Female Salary

± $2,983

In 2017, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.18 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,551 ± $2,230

  2. Two or More Races

    $34,167 ± $10,809

  3. American Indian

    $31,154 ± $11,660

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.36 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.445

2017 Wage GINI

0.435

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.31% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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. N/A

  2. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vermont was Chittenden County, VT with a value of $64,444, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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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 13.4%. 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

299k

2017 Value

-0.913%

1 Year decline

± -0.913%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vermont declined at a rate of -0.913%, from 302k employees to 299k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vermont, are Elementary & middle school teachers (9,241 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (7,206 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (7,180 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 (9,241 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (7,206 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (7,180 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Vermont has an unusually high number of residents working as Appraisers & assessors of real estate (5.46 times higher than expected), Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic (4.49 times), and Residential advisors (4.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vermont, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($193,016), Chief executives & legislators ($174,469), and Designers ($170,551).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

299k

2017 Value

-0.913%

1 Year decline

± -0.913%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vermont declined at a rate of -0.913%, from 302k employees to 299k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vermont, are Elementary & secondary schools (25,104 people), Hospitals (18,776 people), and Construction (18,434 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 (25,104 people), Hospitals (18,776 people), and Construction (18,434 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Vermont has an unusually high number of Dairy product manufacturing (6.99 times higher than expected), Fuel dealers (5.97 times), and Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers (4.31 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $5.11B

  2. $4.24B

  3. $1.72B

In 2015, the top outbound false product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.11B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $4.24B and Mixed freight and $1.72B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$24.7B

2015 Value

$41B

Projected 2045 Value

66.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound false trade was $24.7B. This is expected to increase 66.2% to $41B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.73B

  2. $2.41B

  3. $1.22B

In 2015, the top outbound false 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

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

Primary Care Physicians

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

$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%.

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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 624k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.52% of Vermont residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Vermont is composed of 579k White Alone residents (92.8%), 11.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.91%), 11.8k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 11.1k Asian Alone residents (1.78%), 7.73k Black or African American Alone residents (1.24%), 1.97k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.316%), 292 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0468%), and 166 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Vermont are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vermont was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Vermont are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Vermont residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

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

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,750 ± 1,686 people

  2. Bhutan

    2,251 ± 1,163 people

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    2,099 ± 1,123 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,750 Vermont residents, followed by Bhutan with 2,251 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 2,099.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Vermont residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vermont was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    579k ± 253

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.9k ± 1.53k

  3. Two or More Races

    11.8k ± 1.55k

In 2017, there were 48.5 times more White Alone residents (579k people) in Vermont than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Hispanic or Latino and 11.8k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Vermont 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 Vermont citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Vermont was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Vermont 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

    14,034 ± 1,311

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,910 ± 1,065

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,663 ± 1,075

Vermont has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Vermont awarded 11,182 degrees. The student population of Vermont is skewed towards women, with 20,791 male students and 24,052 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vermont are White (8,773 and 81%), followed by Unknown (735 and 6.79%), Hispanic or Latino (456 and 4.21%), and Two or More Races (296 and 2.73%).

The largest universities in Vermont by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,097 and 27.7%), Norwich University (1,171 and 10.5%), and Champlain College (1,009 and 9.02%).

The most popular majors in Vermont are General Business Administration & Management (717 and 6.41%), Registered Nursing (457 and 4.09%), and General Psychology (390 and 3.49%).

The median tuition costs in Vermont are $37,060 for private four year colleges, and $10,248 and $24,792 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 506 degrees awarded

  2. 377 degrees awarded

  3. 231 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vermont was General Business Administration & Management with 506 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. 3,097 degrees awarded

  2. 1,171 degrees awarded

  3. 1,009 degrees awarded

$10,248

Median In-State Public

$37,060

Median Private

In 2016, the Vermont institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,097 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,001

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,181

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,001 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vermont, which is 0.809 times less than the 6,181 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

    8,773 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    735 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    456 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vermont were to White students. These 8,773 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 735 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vermont was $226,300 in 2017, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $223,700 to $226,300, a 1.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Vermont is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vermont have an average commute time of 21.6 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.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$57,513

Median Household Income

± $2,088

257k

Number of Households

± 7,102

In 2017, the median household income of the 257k households in Vermont declined from $57,513 from the previous year's value of $57,677.

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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Housing

Property Value

$226,300

2017 Median

± $3,464

$223,700

2016 Median

± $4,009

In 2017, the median property value in Vermont grew to to $226,300 from the previous year's value of $223,700.

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 $200k - $250k 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

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Vermont were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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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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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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vermont have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% 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

    74.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.1%

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

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