Orleans County, VT

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2022 Population
27,459
0.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
US Representative
Becca Balint
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.6
0.437% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.82%
5.22% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,981
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,700
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,347
2.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Orleans County, VT had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $63,981. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orleans County, VT grew from 27,317 to 27,459, a 0.52% increase and its median household income grew from $58,037 to $63,981, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orleans County, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), White (Hispanic) (1.05%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.681%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.477%).

None of the households in Orleans 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.

99.3% of the residents in Orleans County, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orleans County, VT are Sterling College (231095) (30 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Orleans County, VT was $196,700, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Orleans County, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Orleans County, VT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Orleans County, VT is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.26% of Orleans County, VT residents were born outside of the country (895 people).

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.8k people) in Orleans County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 289 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Orleans County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orleans County, VT was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orleans County, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.8k ± 96
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    767 ± 109
  3. White (Hispanic)
    289 ± 53
1.66%
Hispanic Population
455 people

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.8k people) in Orleans County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 289 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.66% of the people in Orleans County, VT are hispanic (455 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Orleans County, VT as a share of the total population.

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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

3.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
895 people
3.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.02k people

As of 2022, 3.26% of Orleans County, VT residents (895 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 Orleans County, VT was 3.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    718 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    352 ± 94
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    171 ± 60

Orleans County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orleans County, VT employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Orleans County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), Retail Trade (1,720 people), and Educational Services (1,538 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($145,972), Public Administration ($69,722), and Information ($58,750).

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

13.3k
2022 Value
± 568
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 6.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orleans County, VT grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orleans County, VT, are Management Occupations (1,501 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,363 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,264 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orleans County, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.3k
2022 Value
± 568
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 6.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orleans County, VT grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orleans County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), Retail Trade (1,720 people), and Educational Services (1,538 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orleans County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Orleans 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

$44,095
Median earning men ± $3,096
$34,414
Median earning women ± $1,493

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,886), Public Administration ($75,245), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,875), Information ($48,438), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,541).

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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. 253
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 171
    Retail Trade
  3. 142
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Orleans County, VT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.9%), followed by Other (2.94%).

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.

Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT

Becca Balint
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Orleans 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 Orleans County, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Orleans County, VT awarded 30 degrees. The student population of Orleans County, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 41 male students and 60 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orleans County, VT are White (25 and 86.2%), followed by Unknown (3 and 10.3%), Asian (1 and 3.45%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Orleans County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Sterling College (231095) (30 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orleans County, VT are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (9 and 30%), Ecology (9 and 30%), and Outdoor Education (3 and 10%).

The median tuition cost in Orleans County, VT for private four year colleges is $39,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Orleans County, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 38.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 101 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 101 students enrolled in Orleans County, VT, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 69 records, of which 65.2% were women and 34.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orleans County, VT was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 9 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sterling College (231095) with 30 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orleans County, VT, which is 0.765 times less than the 17 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 25 degrees mean that there were 8.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 3 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 ($39,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 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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Measure

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 Orleans County, VT was $196,700 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,600 to $196,700, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Orleans County, VT is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orleans County, VT have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orleans County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orleans County, VT is $63,981. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Orleans County, VT was Census Tract 9516 with a value of $74,375, followed by Census Tract 9512 and Census Tract 9514, with respective values of $73,071 and $71,467.

In 2022, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orleans County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.89%.

Property

$196,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,873
$9,228
Median Property Taxes
±$415

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

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Orleans County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9516
  2. Census Tract 9512
  3. Census Tract 9514

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orleans County, VT was Census Tract 9516 with a value of $74,375, followed by Census Tract 9512 and Census Tract 9514, with respective values of $73,071 and $71,467.

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

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Household Income

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$63,981
Median Household Income
± $2,662
11.5k
Number of Households
± 521

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.5k households in Orleans County, VT grew to $63,981 from the previous year's value of $58,037.

The following chart displays the households in Orleans 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 Orleans 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 (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.22%)
  3. Carpooled (8.34%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Orleans County, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.22%) and those who carpooled to work (8.34%).

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orleans County, VT have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Orleans County, 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 Orleans County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orleans County, VT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orleans County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.89%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orleans County, VT (2.61k out of 26.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orleans County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.9% of the children was living in poverty in Orleans County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 139 in Orleans County, VT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 13.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Orleans County, VT has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, VT see 1423 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.494% increase from the previous year (1416 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1582 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 345 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,423 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orleans County, VT

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, VT see an average of 1,423 patients per year. This represents a 0.494% increase from the previous year (1,416 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orleans 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 20.8% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.5%
Uninsured
36.9%
Employer Coverage
27.4%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orleans County, VT grew by 11.4% from 3.14% to 3.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Orleans 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 32.7% in Orleans County, VT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.67% in Orleans County, VT.

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