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Montpelier, Vermont

The capital city of Vermont is Montpelier (in the above picture). This state is the 43rd largest (9,217 square miles) and the 50th most populous among the 50 United States and capital district. Two or More Races is the second largest race after White in this state. Majority of occupations in Vermont is management and professional (37.60%), followed by sales and office (23.70%).

State Stats and Facts

  1. Vermont has one of the lowest vehicle theft rates (70 compared to USA median 230)
  2. Vermont is often referred to as the Green Mountain State and Verd Mont
  3. Vermont has one of the lowest number of black or African American population (1.20% compared to USA median 13.20%)
  4. Vermont has one of the lowest number of people per household (2 compared to USA average 3)
  5. Vermont has one of the lowest death rate resulting from storm events (0 compared to national average 11)

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Total population compared to the USA
Population distribution by race or ethnicity
Female vs male population
Education, home ownership and poverty rate
Land area, population density and life expectancy
Unemployment rate and occupation types
Business ownerships
Production and sales per business sector

Population Charts

Based on 2013 estimate, Vermont population was 626,630 which ranks the 50th of the 50 United States and capital district. The most populous city in Vermont is Burlington. In this section, you’ll learn various state profiles on population by race, age and gender.


Total population compared to the USA

From April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013, net population change is 0.10%. This is lower than national average, which is 2.40%. Vermont population represents only 0.20% of the USA’s whole population as featured in the following chart.

Vermont total population compared to the USA

Population distribution by race or age

Census 2013 shows the following five races or ethnicities representing population in Vermont (sortedin descending order):

  • White ancestry 95.20%
  • Others (two or more races) 1.80%
  • Asian ethnicity 1.40%
  • Black or African American 1.20%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Z

The following chart compares Vermont population distribution to national average:

Comparison of Vermont population distribution by rate or ethnicity to USA average

According to Census QuickFacts 2013, 4.90% of Vermont population are under 5 years old, 19.60% are under 18 years and 16.40% are 65 years or older. Furthermore 5.30% of Vermont population (over the age of five) speak language other than English at home, which is lower than the US average of 20.50%.

Female vs male population

Female population in 2013 is 50.70% which is slightly more than male population. Vermont female population number ranks the 27th nation-wide. USA’s average female population is 50.80% whereas male population average is 49.20%.  The following chart shows comparison of female and male population between Vermont and the USA.

Female and male population in Vermont vs USA average

Demographics Charts

In this section, you’ll find a collection of statistical profiles on education, property ownerships, poverty, land area, population density and life expectancy.  For analysis purposes, each state data is compared to national average.  Data is sourced from last census.

Education, home ownership and poverty rate

In the chart below, you’ll find:

  • Rate of high school graduates is 91.30% which is higher than US median of 85.70%
  • Rate of bachelor’s degree is 34.20% which is higher than US average of 28.50%
  • Home ownership rate is 71.20%, this is higher than US median of 65.50%
  • People who live below poverty rate is 11.60%, lower than national median of 14.90%

Data is obtained from Census 2008-2012.

Comparison of Vermont Education, Home Ownership and Poverty to USA average

Land area, population density and life expectancy

Featured on the table below is:

  • Land area is 0.26% of total land area
  • Vermont has less population density than the USA average (67.9 people per square mile vs 87.4)
  • Life expectancy in Vermont is higher by 1.59 years than national average

Data is based on Census 2010.

Vermont land area, population density & life expectancy
Demographic Attribute Vermont USA
Land area (square miles) 9,216.66 3,531,905.43
Population density (people per square mile) 67.9 87.4
Life expectancy (years) 80.5 78.9

Unemployment rate and occupation types

Vermont unemployment rate (May 2013 to June 2014) is 4.40% (lower than national average). Minimum wage in Vermont is $8.73 per hour, which ranks the 5th highest among the states.  The table and chart below show various occupation types based on data obtained from 2010.

Occupation types in Vermont based on Census 2010
Occupation Vermont USA
Management or professional-related job 37.60% 34.90%
Service-related job 16.80% 17.10%
Sales and office job 23.70% 25.50%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 1.20% 0.70%
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 9.90% 9.30%
Production, transportation and material moving 10.70% 12.50%
Comparison of Vermont Occupation Types to USA Average

Regarding travel time to work, workers in Vermont usually took less time than US average. Data from American Community Survey shows travel time in Vermont was 22.1 minutes on average, whereas national average was 25.4 minutes. Average travel time is obtained by calculating time required to get from home to work each day during the week.

Business ownerships

Latest census business data shows:

  • Black-owned firms S, higher than national average of 7.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.50%, lower than national median of 0.90%
  • Asian-owned firms 0.80%, lower than US average of 5.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms S, higher than the country’s average of 0.10%
  • Hispanic-owned firms 0.60%, lower than national average of 8.30%
  • Women-owned firms 26.00%, lower than US median of 28.80%

For comparison purpose, the following chart includes data from US average.

Comparison of Business Ownership Percentage to USA Average

Production and sales

The following table and chart show manufacturers production shipments and sales figures per business area. These highlight which specific business area Vermont is strong at.

Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures
Description Vermont USA
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 10,751,461 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 5,121,694 4,174,286,516
Retail sales ($1000) 9,310,119 3,917,663,456
Accommodation and food services ($1000) 1,367,630 613,795,732
Vermont Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures

Retail spending per person is $15,005.00, which is higher than U.S average of $12,990.00. In 2012, number of building permits issued in Vermont was 1,301.

Interesting Facts and Statistics (continued)

  1. Vermont has one of the lowest number of building permits (1,301 compared to USA median 829,658)
  2. Vermont has one of the lowest number of rape, per 100K (19 vs. country median 27)
  3. Vermont has one of the lowest percentage of population change (0.10% vs. USA average 2.40%)
  4. Vermont has one of the lowest retail sales, in $1000 ($9,310,119.00 while national median $3,917,663,456.00)
  5. Vermont has one of the highest number of white population excluding Hispanic and Latino (93.80% vs. USA median 62.60%)
  6. Vermont has one of the lowest lead releases, in pounds
  7. Vermont has one of the lowest number of violent crime, per 100K (143 compared to country median 387)
  8. Vermont has one of the highest number of white population (95.20% compared to country average 77.70%)
  9. Vermont has one of the lowest carcinogen releases, in pounds
  10. Vermont has one of the lowest number of Hispanic-owned firms (0.60% vs. country average 8.30%)
  11. Vermont has one of the lowest mercury releases, per 1000 population
  12. Vermont has one of the lowest population among the US states and capital district (626,630 whereas USA average 316,128,839)
  13. Vermont has one of the lowest number of homicide by firearm
  14. Vermont has one of the lowest number of veterans (50,705 compared to country median 21,853,912)
  15. Vermont has one of the lowest robbery rates (18 while USA median 113)
  16. Vermont has one of the lowest number of population under 5 years old (4.90% vs. national median 6.30%)
  17. Vermont has one of the lowest number of sales and office occupations (23.70% whereas national median 25.50%)
  18. Vermont has one of the lowest rate of murder and non-negligent manslaughter (1 while USA average 5)
  19. Vermont has one of the lowest number of housing units (323,920 compared to USA median 132,802,859)
  20. Vermont has one of the lowest number of homeless people (0.04% whereas country median 0.21%)
  21. Vermont has one of the lowest number homicide, per 100K (1 while country average 5)
  22. Vermont has one of the lowest number of households (256,830 compared to country median 115,226,802)
  23. Vermont has one of the lowest number of population under 18 years old (19.60% whereas country median 23.30%)
  24. Vermont has one of the lowest merchant wholesaler sales, in $1000 ($5,121,694.00 vs. USA average $4,174,286,516.00)
  25. Vermont has one of the lowest violent crime rates (143 while USA median 387)
  26. Vermont has one of the lowest number of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (1.70% whereas USA median 17.10%)
  27. Vermont has one of the lowest rate of aggravated assault (104 whilst country average 242)
  28. Vermont has one of the lowest rate of forcible rape (19 vs. USA average 27)
  29. Vermont has one of the lowest sales of accommodation and food services, in $1000 ($1,367,630.00 compared to country median $613,795,732.00)

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