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Vermont State Profile

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Population

  • With 623,050 residents in 2005, Vermont is the 49th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Vermont grew 2.3 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • While Vermont is becoming slightly more diverse, it has the least diverse population in the U.S. The percentage of Whites is slightly declining and the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are slightly growing (see below)

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 96.4% 96.3% 96.2% 96.1% 96.0% 95.9%
Hispanic, Latino 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1%
African-American 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
Native American, AK Native 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian, Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Two or More Races 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

  • Burlington is the largest city in Vermont with 205,230 residents in 2005 – the 198th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Vermont - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Vermont had the 23rd highest personal income per capita among the 50 states ($31,780 per resident).
  • Vermont’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. rose from 84 percent in 1960 to 96 percent in 2004 – but still remains below the U.S. average (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Vermont as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Vermont per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Vermont has the 19th lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (11.5%) and the 21st lowest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (15.4%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Vermont - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Vermont ranked 6th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (92.5%).
  • Vermont ranked 7th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (34.5%) and 7th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (12.7%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Vermont has larger percentages of adults who have completed just a high school diploma and college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Vermont and the U.S. Average
Vermont education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Vermont - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Vermont had the 3rd lowest unemployment rate of all states – 3.5 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Vermont has larger percentages of its workforce employed in management, professional, farming and fishing, and construction occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • By industry in Vermont – relative to the U.S. average – there are larger percentages of employment in arts and entertainment, education and healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Vermont ranked 28th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Vermont - Health and Well-Being

  • 11.2 percent of Vermont residents do not have health insurance – the 6th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 18.6 percent of Vermont residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – the 3rd lowest rate in the U.S. and lower than the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Vermont, 204 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – the same as the U.S. rate of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Vermont residents (309 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – but lower than the national rate of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Vermont ranked 2nd among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Vermont - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Vermont had the 3rd lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (112 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,308 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Vermont – the 5th lowest rate among states and below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Vermont had the 12th lowest incarceration rate per capita among states in 2004 – with 317 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Vermont has remained well below the U.S. rate since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Vermont and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Vermont and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Vermont Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Vermont ranges from $19,608 in Essex County to $37,204 in Chittenden County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 11.5 percent in Essex County to 43.9 percent in Chittenden County (a ratio of nearly 4 to 1).

It is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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