Washington County, VT

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Population

58,691

0.461% decline

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$60,602

4.18% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

31,703

0.195% decline

Median Property Value

$217,200

1.88% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, VT had a population of 58.7k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $60,602. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, VT declined from 58,963 to 58,691, a -0.461% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,171 to $60,602, a 4.18% increase.

The population of Washington County, VT is 94.4% White Alone, 1.98% Two or More Races, and 1.85% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Washington County, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, VT are Norwich University (1,171 degrees awarded in 2016), Community College of Vermont (590 degrees), and Goddard College (197 degrees).

The median property value in Washington County, VT is $217,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Washington County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, VT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, VT employs 31.7k people. The largest industries in Washington County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,611 people), Educational Services (3,948 people), and Retail Trade (3,573 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,321), Utilities ($66,359), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,964).

Median household income in Washington County, VT is $60,602. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,602

2017 value

± $2,838

4.18%

1 Year Growth

± 5.57%

Households in Washington County, VT have a median annual income of $60,602, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,171 in 2016, which represents a 4.18% 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 Washington 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 9558

  2. Census Tract 9544

  3. Census Tract 9557

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, VT was Census Tract 9558 with a value of $80,000, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9557, with respective values of $70,556 and $70,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington 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

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, VT (6.66k out of 56.5k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    6,237 ± 530

  2. Two Or More

    220 ± 101

  3. Hispanic

    193 ± 112

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

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

31.7k

2017 Value

± 968

-0.195%

1 Year decline

± 4.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, VT declined at a rate of -0.195%, from 31.8k employees to 31.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,011 people), Management Occupations (3,632 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,039 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,011 people), Management Occupations (3,632 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.66 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, VT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($65,714), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,583), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.7k

2017 Value

± 968

-0.195%

1 Year decline

± 4.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, VT declined at a rate of -0.195%, from 31.8k employees to 31.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,611 people), Educational Services (3,948 people), and Retail Trade (3,573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,611 people), Educational Services (3,948 people), and Retail Trade (3,573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, VT has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.78 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.34 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, VT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,321), Utilities ($66,359), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,964).

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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.

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

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Health

96.1% of the population of Washington County, VT has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VT see 977 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.03% increase from the previous year (967 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1300 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 211 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

977 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VT see an average of 977 patients per year. This represents a 1.03% increase from the previous year (967 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

3.88%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, VT declined by 17.7% from 4.72% to 3.88%.

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

Washington County, VT is home to a population of 58.7k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.16% of Washington County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.86k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, VT is composed of 55.4k White Alone residents (94.4%), 1.16k Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 1.09k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.85%), 468 Black or African American Alone residents (0.797%), 379 Asian Alone residents (0.646%), 155 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.264%), 38 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0647%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.029%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, VT was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Washington County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, VT residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.86k people

3.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.11k people

As of 2017, 3.16% of Washington County, VT residents (1.86k 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 Washington County, VT was 3.58%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    55.4k ± 30

  2. Two or More Races

    1.16k ± 121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.09k ± 104

In 2017, there were 47.7 times more White Alone residents (55.4k people) in Washington County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.16k Two or More Races and 1.09k 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington 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

    1,293 ± 169

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    542 ± 155

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    504 ± 121

Washington County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, VT awarded 2,268 degrees. The student population of Washington County, VT is skewed towards women, with 5,548 male students and 5,735 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, VT are White (1,772 and 78.8%), followed by Unknown (145 and 6.44%), Black or African American (106 and 4.71%), and Two or More Races (85 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Washington County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Norwich University (1,171 and 51.6%), Community College of Vermont (590 and 26%), and Goddard College (197 and 8.69%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, VT are Liberal Arts & Sciences (261 and 11.5%), General Business Administration & Management (159 and 7.01%), and Creative Writing (152 and 6.7%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, VT are $25,552 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 140 degrees awarded

  2. 125 degrees awarded

  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Washington County, VT was Creative Writing with 140 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,171 degrees awarded

  2. 590 degrees awarded

  3. 197 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,552

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Norwich University with 1,171 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,186

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,082

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, VT, which is 1.1 times more than the 1,082 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

    1,772 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    145 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    106 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, VT were to White students. These 1,772 degrees mean that there were 12.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 145 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, VT was $217,200 in 2017, which is 0.998 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $213,200 to $217,200, a 1.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, VT is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, VT have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$60,602

Median Household Income

± $2,838

24.7k

Number of Households

± 836

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Washington County, VT grew to $60,602 from the previous year's value of $58,171.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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

$217,200

2017 Median

± $5,291

$213,200

2016 Median

± $5,629

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, VT grew to to $217,200 from the previous year's value of $213,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Washington County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, VT have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Washington County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.22%

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

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