Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Vermont

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Vermont total population increased from 608,827 (2000) to 626,431 (2011) -- a change of 17,604 ( 2.89%). The median age increased from 37.7 (2000) to 42.0 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 113,534 (2000) to 95,148 (2011) -- a change of -18,386 ( -16.19%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 608,827 100.0 626,431 100.0 17,604 2.9
  Male 298,337 49.0 308,393 49.2 10,056 3.4
  Female 310,490 51.0 318,038 50.8 7,548 2.4
  Under 5 years 33,989 5.6 30,773 4.9 -3,216 -9.5
  5 to 9 years 41,101 6.8 32,680 5.2 -8,421 -20.5
  10 to 14 years 45,397 7.5 38,389 6.1 -7,008 -15.4
  15 to 19 years 45,770 7.5 45,050 7.2 -720 -1.6
  20 to 24 years 37,852 6.2 44,887 7.2 7,035 18.6
  25 to 34 years 74,567 12.2 70,364 11.2 -4,203 -5.6
  35 to 44 years 101,889 16.7 77,416 12.4 -24,473 -24.0
  45 to 54 years 93,832 15.4 99,748 15.9 5,916 6.3
  55 to 59 years 32,603 5.4 50,449 8.1 17,846 54.7
  60 to 64 years 24,317 4.0 43,034 6.9 18,717 77.0
  65 to 74 years 40,683 6.7 51,742 8.3 11,059 27.2
  75 to 84 years 26,831 4.4 30,271 4.8 3,440 12.8
  85 years and over 9,996 1.6 11,628 1.9 1,632 16.3
  Median age 37.7... 42.0... 4.3 11.4

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 416,3392.615,6132.5
  5- 917,8542.916,8002.7
  10-1419,3513.118,2862.9
  15-1923,6593.822,3533.6
  20-2422,6823.621,1693.4
  25-2917,7132.817,7282.8
  30-3416,9082.717,2732.8
  35-3917,9822.918,3762.9
  40-4420,6033.321,3983.4
  45-4924,5143.925,5964.1
  50-5425,7734.126,7204.3
  55-5923,9053.824,8344.0
  60-6420,6093.320,6253.3
  65-6914,3862.315,0042.4
  70-749,5341.510,6141.7
  75-797,1081.18,8521.4
  80-845,1830.87,6001.2
  85+ 4,1030.78,6941.4

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 5,217 (2000) to 7,733 (2011) -- a change of 2,516 ( 48.23%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 308 (2000) to 322 (2011) -- a change of 14 ( 4.55%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 608,827 100.0 626,431 100.0 17,604 2.9
One Race 601,492 98.8 612,792 97.8 11,300 1.9
  White 589,208 96.8 596,253 95.2 7,045 1.2
  Black or African American 3,063 0.5 5,194 0.8 2,131 69.6
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2,420 0.4 2,140 0.3 -280 -11.6
  Asian 5,217 0.9 7,733 1.2 2,516 48.2
    Asian Indian 858 0.1 461 0.1 -397 -46.3
    Chinese 1,330 0.2 1,918 0.3 588 44.2
    Filipino 328 0.1 493 0.1 165 50.3
    Japanese 403 0.1 178 0.0 -225 -55.8
    Korean 669 0.1 1,412 0.2 743 111.1
    Vietnamese 980 0.2 1,740 0.3 760 77.6
    Other Asian 649 0.1 1,531 0.2 882 135.9
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 141 0.0 245 0.0 104 73.8
    Native Hawaiian 30 0.0 -1 0.0 -31 -103.3
    Guamanian or Chamorro 28 0.0 -1 0.0 -29 -103.6
    Samoan 44 0.0 -1 0.0 -45 -102.3
    Other Pacific Islander 39 0.0 -1 0.0 -40 -102.6
  Some other race 1,443 0.2 1,227 0.2 -216 -15.0
Two or more races 7,335 1.2 13,639 2.2 6,304 85.9
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 596,079 97.9 609,323 97.3 13,244 2.2
  Black or African American 4,492 0.7 9,257 1.5 4,765 106.1
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6,396 1.1 8,295 1.3 1,899 29.7
  Asian 6,622 1.1 11,548 1.8 4,926 74.4
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 308 0.1 322 0.1 14 4.5
  Some other race 2,727 0.4 2,012 0.3 -715 -26.2
Hispanic 5,504 0.9 9,134 1.5 3,630 66.0

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 240,634 (2000) to 257,358 (2011) -- a change of 16,724 ( 6.95%). The number of families increased from 157,763 (2000) to 161,619 (2011) -- a change of 3,856 ( 2.44%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 240,634 100.0 257,358 100.0 16,724 6.9
  Family households (families) 157,763 65.6 161,619 62.8 3,856 2.4
    Married-couple family 126,413 52.5 128,267 49.8 1,854 1.5
  Nonfamily households 82,871 34.4 95,739 37.2 12,868 15.5
    Householder living alone 63,112 26.2 71,136 27.6 8,024 12.7
      Householder 65 years and over 22,955 9.5 25,955 10.1 3,000 13.1

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 130,804 (2000) to 131,219 (2011) -- a change of 415 ( 0.32%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 404,223 100.0 434,652 100.0 30,429 7.5
  Less than 9th grade 20,769 5.1 11,981 2.8 -8,788 -42.3
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 34,127 8.4 23,846 5.5 -10,281 -30.1
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 130,804 32.4 131,219 30.2 415 0.3
  Some college, no degree 68,440 16.9 77,248 17.8 8,808 12.9
  Associate's degree 31,058 7.7 36,468 8.4 5,410 17.4
  Bachelor's degree 74,124 18.3 93,188 21.4 19,064 25.7
  Graduate or professional degree 44,901 11.1 60,702 14.0 15,801 35.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 86.4... 91.8 5.4 6.2
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 29.4... 35.4 6.0 20.4

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 164,156 (2000) to 155,911 (2011) -- a change of -8,245 ( -5.02%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 164,156 100.0 155,911 100.0 -8,245 -5.0
  Nursery school, preschool 9,520 5.8 8,258 5.3 -1,262 -13.3
  Kindergarten 7,736 4.7 6,155 3.9 -1,581 -20.4
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 70,680 43.1 56,558 36.3 -14,122 -20.0
  High school (grades 9-12) 35,902 21.9 31,591 20.3 -4,311 -12.0
  College or graduate school 40,318 24.6 53,349 34.2 13,031 32.3

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," decreased from 9,305 (2000) to 8,418 (2011) -- a change of -887 ( -9.53%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 574,842 100.0 595,658 100.0 20,816 3.6
  English only 540,767 94.1 566,256 95.1 25,489 4.7
  Language other than English 34,075 5.9 29,402 4.9 -4,673 -13.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 9,305 1.6 8,418 1.4 -887 -9.5
  Spanish 5,791 1.0 6,055 1.0 264 4.6
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,407 0.2 1,397 0.2 -10 -0.7
  Other Indo-European languages 24,334 4.2 18,187 3.1 -6,147 -25.3
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,211 1.1 3,884 0.7 -2,327 -37.5
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 3,015 0.5 4,001 0.7 986 32.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,521 0.3 2,777 0.5 1,256 82.6

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 317,134 (2000) to 327,302 (2011) -- a change of 10,168 ( 3.21%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 479,140 100.0 516,096 100.0 36,956 7.7
  In labor force 331,892 69.3 350,419 67.9 18,527 5.6
    Civilian labor force 331,131 69.1 349,718 67.8 18,587 5.6
      Employed 317,134 66.2 327,302 63.4 10,168 3.2
      Unemployed 13,997 2.9 22,416 4.3 8,419 60.1
      Percent of civilian labor force... 4.2... 6.4 2.2 52.4
    Armed Forces 761 0.2 701 0.1 -60 -7.9
  Not in labor force 147,248 30.7 165,677 32.1 18,429 12.5

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 317,134 100.0 327,302 100.0 10,168 3.2
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 9,643 3.0 9,096 2.8 -547 -5.7
  Construction 21,155 6.7 24,049 7.3 2,894 13.7
  Manufacturing 47,767 15.1 33,887 10.4 -13,880 -29.1
  Wholesale trade 9,901 3.1 6,762 2.1 -3,139 -31.7
  Retail trade 38,027 12.0 37,108 11.3 -919 -2.4
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 11,783 3.7 11,239 3.4 -544 -4.6
  Information 8,425 2.7 6,139 1.9 -2,286 -27.1
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 14,819 4.7 15,829 4.8 1,010 6.8
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 22,437 7.1 25,613 7.8 3,176 14.2
  Educational, health and social services 76,381 24.1 93,493 28.6 17,112 22.4
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 27,237 8.6 30,780 9.4 3,543 13.0
  Other services (except public administration) 14,963 4.7 16,993 5.2 2,030 13.6
  Public administration 14,596 4.6 16,314 5.0 1,718 11.8

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 357,969 (May 2012) to 358,183 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 214 ( 0.1%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force357,969358,046357,070356,684357,304358,183
  Employed341,564341,154339,102337,672337,906338,620
  Unemployed16,40516,89217,96819,01219,39819,563
  Unemployment rate 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.4 5.5

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 21.6 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 311,839). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 21.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 317,383).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 40.92% ( 235,243) of the population 5 years and over ( 574,842) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 13.53% ( 84,050) of the population 1 year and over ( 621,354) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $40,856 (2000) to $52,776 (2011) -- a change of $11,920 ( 29.18%). The per capita income increased from $20,625 (2000) to $28,089 (2011) -- a change of $7,464 ( 36.19%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income increased from $50,707 (2010) to $52,776 (2011) -- a change of $2,069 ( 4.08%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.444 (2010) to 0.431 (2011) -- a change of -0.013 ( -2.928%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 240,744 100.0 257,358 100.0 16,614 6.9
  Less than $10,000 19,552 8.1 14,242 5.5 -5,310 -27.2
  $10,000 to $14,999 15,240 6.3 15,254 5.9 14 0.1
  $15,000 to $24,999 33,768 14.0 27,604 10.7 -6,164 -18.3
  $25,000 to $34,999 33,422 13.9 26,726 10.4 -6,696 -20.0
  $35,000 to $49,999 44,871 18.6 38,208 14.8 -6,663 -14.8
  $50,000 to $74,999 49,824 20.7 51,079 19.8 1,255 2.5
  $75,000 to $99,999 23,051 9.6 35,862 13.9 12,811 55.6
  $100,000 to $149,999 13,775 5.7 30,198 11.7 16,423 119.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 3,679 1.5 10,415 4.0 6,736 183.1
  $200,000 or more 3,562 1.5 7,770 3.0 4,208 118.1
  Median household income (dollars) 40,856... 52,776... 11,920 29.2
  Median family income (dollars) 48,625... 66,190... 17,565 36.1
  Per capita income (dollars) 20,625... 28,089... 7,464 36.2

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $26,083M (2011Q2) to $26,717M (2012Q2) -- a change of $634M ( 2.4%). Per capita personal income increased from $41,669 (2011Q2) to $42,650 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,044 ( 2.5%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 25,74226,08326,03126,31226,46626,717
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 25,53625,85625,79626,08326,21926,516
  Farm income 10.2/ 207226235228248201
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 17,53317,80417,73918,02217,98718,089
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 1,9321,9681,9591,9931,9892,001
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 912927921937929935
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,0211,0411,0381,0561,0601,067
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 445447443440446450
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 16,04616,28216,22316,46916,44416,538
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 4,3454,4214,4354,4634,5224,624
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 5,3525,3805,3735,3815,5005,554
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 12,31112,48612,40112,58812,55312,650
Supplements to wages and salaries 3,0933,1583,1483,2083,1883,210
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 2,0722,1172,1092,1522,1272,144
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,0211,0411,0381,0561,0601,067
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 2,1302,1592,1902,2262,2462,229
  Farm proprietors' income 146165174167168132
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 1,9841,9942,0162,0592,0782,097
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 41,12441,66941,58642,03542,24942,650

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 6.25 (2000) to 6.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 9.44 (2000) to 11.50 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 620,159) with health insurance was 578,950. Of those with health insurance, 426,210 had private health insurance and 238,060 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.09% ( 97,167) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 568,445) had a disability. In 2011, 12.95% ( 80,300) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 620,159) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 294,382 (2000) to 324,385 (2011) -- a change of 30,003 ( 10.19%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 294,382 100.0 324,385 100.0 30,003 10.2
  Occupied housing units 240,634 81.7 257,358 79.3 16,724 6.9
    Owner-occupied housing units 169,784 57.7 183,452 56.6 13,668 8.1
    Renter-occupied housing units 70,850 24.1 73,906 22.8 3,056 4.3
  Vacant housing units 53,748 18.3 67,027 20.7 13,279 24.7

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $111,500 (2000) to $213,700 (2011) -- a change of $102,200 ( 91.66%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 169,784 100.0 183,452 100.0 13,668 8.1
  Less than $50,000 3,553 2.1 8,864 4.8 5,311 149.5
  $50,000 to $99,999 39,858 23.5 13,566 7.4 -26,292 -66.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 36,958 21.8 22,779 12.4 -14,179 -38.4
  $150,000 to $199,999 14,158 8.3 38,349 20.9 24,191 170.9
  $200,000 to $299,999 7,758 4.6 53,888 29.4 46,130 594.6
  $300,000 to $499,999 2,752 1.6 33,400 18.2 30,648 1113.7
  $500,000 to $999,999 746 0.4 10,692 5.8 9,946 1333.2
  $1,000,000 or more 179 0.1 1,914 1.0 1,735 969.3
Median value (dollars) 111,500... 213,700... 102,200 91.7

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $553 (2000) to $849 (2011) -- a change of $296 ( 53.53%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,021 (2000) to $1,487 (2011) -- a change of $466 ( 45.64%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 73,336 100.0 122,457 100.0 49,121 67.0
  Less than $300 98 0.1 73 0.1 -25 -25.5
  $300 to $499 2,390 3.3 1,308 1.1 -1,082 -45.3
  $500 to $699 9,056 12.3 4,127 3.4 -4,929 -54.4
  $700 to $999 23,724 32.3 15,248 12.5 -8,476 -35.7
  $1,000 to $1,499 27,032 36.9 41,549 33.9 14,517 53.7
  $1,500 to $1,999 7,504 10.2 30,268 24.7 22,764 303.4
  $2,000 or more 3,532 4.8 29,884 24.4 26,352 746.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,021... 1,487... 466 45.6
Housing units without a mortgage 32,626 44.5 60,995 100.0 28,369 87.0
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 378... 604... 226 59.8


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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