Chittenden County, VT

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2022 Population
168,309
0.469% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
US Representative
Becca Balint
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.548% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
1.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,494
9.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$378,300
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
95,273
1.05% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chittenden County, VT had a population of 168k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $89,494. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chittenden County, VT grew from 167,523 to 168,309, a 0.469% increase and its median household income grew from $81,957 to $89,494, a 9.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chittenden County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.74%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), and White (Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Chittenden County, VT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Chittenden County, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chittenden County, VT are University of Vermont (3,356 degrees awarded in 2022), Champlain College (1,515 degrees), and Saint Michael's College (541 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chittenden County, VT was $378,300, and the homeownership rate was 63.4%.

Most people in Chittenden County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chittenden County, VT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chittenden County, VT is home to a population of 168k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.69% of Chittenden County, VT residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Chittenden County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.53k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Chittenden County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chittenden County, VT was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chittenden County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    146k ± 363
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.53k ± 670
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.29k ± 789
2.55%
Hispanic Population
4.29k people

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Chittenden County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.53k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.55% of the people in Chittenden County, VT are hispanic (4.29k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,981 ± 1,725 people
  2. China
    1,582 ± 975 people
  3. Germany
    991 ± 772 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,981 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,582 and Germany with 991.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
8.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2022, 7.69% of Chittenden County, VT residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chittenden County, VT was 8.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,015 ± 255
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,681 ± 350
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    641 ± 167

Chittenden County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chittenden County, VT employs 95.3k people. The largest industries in Chittenden County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,809 people), Educational Services (14,593 people), and Retail Trade (9,942 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,333), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,544), and Public Administration ($71,591).

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,434. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

95.3k
2022 Value
± 2,414
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chittenden County, VT grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 94.3k employees to 95.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chittenden County, VT, are Management Occupations (12,621 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,819 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,782 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chittenden County, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

95.3k
2022 Value
± 2,414
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chittenden County, VT grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 94.3k employees to 95.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chittenden County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,809 people), Educational Services (14,593 people), and Retail Trade (9,942 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chittenden County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Chittenden County, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,526
Median earning men ± $1,611
$43,148
Median earning women ± $1,517

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,139), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,026), and Public Administration ($79,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,608), Construction ($59,048), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,231).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.76%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 307k people employed in Vermont. This represents a 1.76% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,412
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,473
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,188
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chittenden County, VT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.8%), followed by Other (2.96%).

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing the state of Vermont. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Chittenden County, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Vermont

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Bernie Sanders
Senator from Vermont1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Peter Welch
Senator from Vermont3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing Vermont.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Chittenden County, VT

Becca Balint
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Chittenden County, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Chittenden County, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chittenden County, VT awarded 5,536 degrees. The student population of Chittenden County, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,982 male students and 11,212 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chittenden County, VT are White (4,325 and 80.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (293 and 5.44%), Black or African American (201 and 3.73%), and Asian (186 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Chittenden County, VT by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,356 and 60.6%), Champlain College (1,515 and 27.4%), and Saint Michael's College (541 and 9.77%).

The most popular majors in Chittenden County, VT are General Business Administration & Management (590 and 10.7%), Computer & Information Systems Security (276 and 4.99%), and General Psychology (208 and 3.76%).

The median tuition costs in Chittenden County, VT are $45,720 for private four year colleges, and $16,280 and $41,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chittenden County, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,194 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,194 students enrolled in Chittenden County, VT, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,073 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 388 degrees awarded
  2. 200 degrees awarded
  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chittenden County, VT was General Business Administration & Management with 388 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,356 degrees awarded
  2. 1,515 degrees awarded
  3. 541 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,356 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,451 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chittenden County, VT, which is 0.794 times less than the 3,085 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,325 degrees mean that there were 14.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 293 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,610) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.431% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.362% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (130k), Bachelors Degree (106k), and Some college (93.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chittenden County, VT was $378,300 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $331,300 to $378,300, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Chittenden County, VT is 63.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chittenden County, VT have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chittenden County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chittenden County, VT is $89,494. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chittenden County, VT was Census Tract 33.01 with a value of $154,182, followed by Census Tract 21.01 and Census Tract 35.01, with respective values of $133,750 and $124,611.

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.439%.

Property

$378,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,688
$43,933
Median Property Taxes
±$1,186

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chittenden County, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.4% of the housing units in Chittenden County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 33.01
  2. Census Tract 21.01
  3. Census Tract 35.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chittenden County, VT was Census Tract 33.01 with a value of $154,182, followed by Census Tract 21.01 and Census Tract 35.01, with respective values of $133,750 and $124,611.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Chittenden County, VT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$89,494
Median Household Income
± $2,286
69.3k
Number of Households
± 2,018

In 2022, the median household income of the 69.3k households in Chittenden County, VT grew to $89,494 from the previous year's value of $81,957.

The following chart displays the households in Chittenden 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chittenden County, VT is from Vermont.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.442
2021 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2022, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.18%)

In 2022, 65.6% of workers in Chittenden County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.18%).

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chittenden County, VT have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Chittenden County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.439%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chittenden County, VT (17.8k out of 159k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 6.8% of the children was living in poverty in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 130 in Chittenden County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 39.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Chittenden County, VT has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chittenden County, VT see 535 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (550 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1027 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 143 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

535 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chittenden County, VT

Primary care physicians in Chittenden County, VT see an average of 535 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (550 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chittenden County, VT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 27.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.34%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chittenden County, VT grew by 0.696% from 3.32% to 3.34%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.1 in Chittenden County, VT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 23.1% in Chittenden County, VT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.92% in Chittenden County, VT.

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