Montpelier, VT

Census Place

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2022 Population
8,030
0.803% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
US Representative
Becca Balint
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44
1.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.42%
31.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,143
7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$326,800
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,498
2.96% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Montpelier, VT had a population of 8.03k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $76,143. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montpelier, VT grew from 7,966 to 8,030, a 0.803% increase and its median household income grew from $71,163 to $76,143, a 7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montpelier, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.51%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), White (Hispanic) (1.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.797%).

None of the households in Montpelier, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Montpelier, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montpelier, VT are Community College of Vermont (571 degrees awarded in 2022) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (160 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Montpelier, VT was $326,800, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Montpelier, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Montpelier, VT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Montpelier, VT is home to a population of 8.03k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.52% of Montpelier, VT residents were born outside of the country (363 people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Montpelier, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 171 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Montpelier, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montpelier, VT was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montpelier, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.21k ± 187
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    362 ± 126
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    171 ± 57
2.91%
Hispanic Population
234 people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Montpelier, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 171 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Montpelier, VT are hispanic (234 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

4.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
363 people
4.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
374 people

As of 2022, 4.52% of Montpelier, VT residents (363 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 Montpelier, VT was 4.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    66 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    61 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 26

Montpelier, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montpelier, VT employs 4.5k people. The largest industries in Montpelier, VT are Educational Services (796 people), Public Administration (582 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (577 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($123,594), Public Administration ($67,667), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250).

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

4.5k
2022 Value
± 409
−2.96%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montpelier, VT declined at a rate of −2.96%, from 4.64k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montpelier, VT, are Management Occupations (531 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (500 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (400 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montpelier, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.5k
2022 Value
± 409
−2.96%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montpelier, VT declined at a rate of −2.96%, from 4.64k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montpelier, VT, are Educational Services (796 people), Public Administration (582 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (577 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montpelier, VT, though some of these residents may live in Montpelier, 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

$58,730
Median earning men ± $8,909
$47,146
Median earning women ± $8,872

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($106,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,360), and Public Administration ($81,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,344), Public Administration ($65,750), and Information ($55,735).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Vermont.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Vermont went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.4%), followed by Other (1.87%).

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.

Montpelier, 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Vermont over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Montpelier, VT

Becca Balint
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Montpelier, 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 Montpelier, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Montpelier, VT awarded 731 degrees. The student population of Montpelier, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,705 male students and 4,196 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montpelier, VT are White (593 and 84.4%), followed by Two or More Races (28 and 3.98%), Black or African American (24 and 3.41%), and Hispanic or Latino (23 and 3.27%).

The largest universities in Montpelier, VT by number of degrees awarded are Community College of Vermont (571 and 78.1%) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (160 and 21.9%).

The most popular majors in Montpelier, VT are Liberal Arts & Sciences (108 and 14.8%), Creative Writing (102 and 14%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (69 and 9.44%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,901 students enrolled in Montpelier, VT, 28.9% men and 71.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,805 records, of which 72.4% were women and 27.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montpelier, VT was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 108 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 571 degrees awarded
  2. 160 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Community College of Vermont with 571 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montpelier, VT, which is 0.369 times less than the 534 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 593 degrees mean that there were 21.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Montpelier, VT was $326,800 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $276,100 to $326,800, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Montpelier, VT is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montpelier, VT have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montpelier, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montpelier, VT is $76,143. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Montpelier, VT was Census Tract 9547 with a value of $84,560, followed by Census Tract 9546 and Census Tract 9549, with respective values of $77,101 and $75,769.

Property

$326,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,087
$2,154
Median Property Taxes
±$232

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 Montpelier, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montpelier, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.8% of the housing units in Montpelier, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9547
  2. Census Tract 9546
  3. Census Tract 9549

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montpelier, VT was Census Tract 9547 with a value of $84,560, followed by Census Tract 9546 and Census Tract 9549, with respective values of $77,101 and $75,769.

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

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Household Income

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$76,143
Median Household Income
± $4,976
3.86k
Number of Households
± 377

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.86k households in Montpelier, VT grew to $76,143 from the previous year's value of $71,163.

The following chart displays the households in Montpelier, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montpelier, 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 (58.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.4%)
  3. Walked (11.5%)

In 2022, 58.6% of workers in Montpelier, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.4%) and those who walked to work (11.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montpelier, VT have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Montpelier, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montpelier, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montpelier, VT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montpelier, VT (512 out of 7.97k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montpelier, 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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Health

97.5% of the population of Montpelier, VT has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.475% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VT see 958 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.13% increase from the previous year (938 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1190 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 174 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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958 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, VT

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VT see an average of 958 patients per year. This represents a 2.13% increase from the previous year (938 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 18.5% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.7% were men and 56.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.5%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.475%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montpelier, VT grew by 18.9% from 2.1% to 2.5%.

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