Vermont Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Vermont, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Vermont

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Vermont based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 05055 Windsor County $182,572.00
2 05677 Washington County $165,040.00
3 05456 Addison County $155,266.00
4 05486 Grand Isle County $150,287.00
5 05445 Chittenden County $149,314.00
6 05648 Washington County $148,993.00
7 05482 Chittenden County $146,139.00
8 05465 Chittenden County $145,855.00
9 05161 Windsor County $143,439.00
10 05674 Washington County $141,877.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Vermont.

Richest Cities in Vermont

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Vermont. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Vermont by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Norwich Windsor County $181,549.00
2 Fayston Washington County $154,139.00
3 Springfield Hampden County $153,216.00
4 Charlotte Chittenden County $149,314.00
5 Shelburne Chittenden County $146,139.00
6 Warren Washington County $141,877.00
7 Worcester Worcester County $141,116.00
8 Woodstock Windsor County $139,811.00
9 Cornwall Addison County $138,267.00
10 Weybridge Addison County $137,914.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Vermont.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in Vermont is $74,014.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Vermont.

  • Under 25
    $40,031.00
  • 25 to 44
    $87,231.00
  • 45 to 64
    $88,017.00
  • 65 and over
    $55,435.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Vermont?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Vermont is $97,810.00.

8.86% of households in Vermont are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Vermont but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Vermont

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Vermont easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    14.88%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    18.81%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    16.87%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.42%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    18.42%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    8.74%
  • $200,000 or more
    8.86%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Vermont. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Vermont by the total number of people in Vermont.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Vermont and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Vermont is $41,680.00.

Population in Vermont by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Vermont is currently 643,816 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Vermont can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Vermont.

  • 1.10% White
    6,875
  • 97.90% Black/African American
    630,023
  • 91.40% Native
    588,638
  • 2.10% Hispanic
    13,434
  • 1.20% Asian
    7,548
  • 0.20% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    999
  • 0.00% Two or more races
    133
  • 1.70% Other
    10,678

Population of Vermont by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Vermont is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 31,506 28,780
10 to 19 Years 40,100 37,596
20 to 29 Years 43,609 41,372
30 to 39 Years 38,619 38,504
40 to 49 Years 36,941 36,902
50 to 59 Years 44,405 44,165
60 to 69 Years 45,871 48,985
70 Years and over 39,288 47,173

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Vermont.

  • Master's degree or higher
    18.51%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35.90%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7.73%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36.27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1.59%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Vermont because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Vermont look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Vermont that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Vermont that are over the age of 16 is 541,949 people.

The unemployment rate in Vermont is 3.80%, which means 13,466 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Vermont

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Vermont. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Vermont is 42.9 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Vermont

42.9

Total

41.6

Male

44.1

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 265,858 households in Vermont, and the average household size is 2.33 people.

For families, the total number is 157,518, and the average family size is 2.91 people.

5.90% of those families in Vermont are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Vermont in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Vermont for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 124,656 10,663 22,199 108,340
Average Household Size 2.95 3.32 3.27 1.32
Total Families 124,656 10,663 22,199 0
Average Household Size 2.91 2.86 2.93 0

Housing Data in Vermont

There are total of 335,138 housing units in Vermont. Of those units, 265,858 (79.33%) are occupied, and 69,280 (20.67%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 335,138 housing units in Vermont, 68,779 (20.52%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,149.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 57.65% of housing units, with 193,222 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Vermont.

  • No rent paid
    3,857
  • Less than $500
    6,919
  • $500 to $999
    19,510
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    22,538
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    13,466
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    3,999
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    1,036
  • $3,000 or more
    1,311

Property Values

The median value of a property in Vermont is $272,400.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Vermont.

  • Less than $50,000
    7,953
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    8,765
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    15,835
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    25,523
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    51,764
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    56,289
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    23,505
  • $1,000,000 or more
    3,588

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Vermont.

  • 1939 or earlier
    85,314
  • 1940 to 1949
    10,422
  • 1950 to 1959
    18,902
  • 1960 to 1969
    27,496
  • 1970 to 1979
    50,999
  • 1980 to 1989
    51,649
  • 1990 to 1999
    35,222
  • 2000 to 2009
    34,787
  • 2010 to 2013
    19,587
  • 2014 or later
    760

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Vermont has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    16,976
  • 1 vehicle available
    92,809
  • 2 vehicles available
    108,490
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    47,583

Commuting to Work in Vermont

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Vermont, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 23.3 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Vermont.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    13,478
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    36,827
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    42,130
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    45,027
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    40,726
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    18,946
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    33,043
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    9,907
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    10,762
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    19,635
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    11,518
  • 90 or more minutes
    4,835

We can also look at the means of transport in Vermont to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    236,757
  • Carpooled
    27,149
  • Public transportation
    2,898
  • Walked
    14,783
  • Other means
    5,247
  • Worked from home
    43,780

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Vermont.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Vermont.

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