Windham County, VT

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Population

43,332

0.635% decline

Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$50,831

0.169% decline

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

21,882

1.12% decline

Median Property Value

$212,000

1.19% growth

About

In 2017, Windham County, VT had a population of 43.3k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $50,831. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Windham County, VT declined from 43,609 to 43,332, a -0.635% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,917 to $50,831, a -0.169% decrease.

The population of Windham County, VT is 93.5% White Alone, 2.34% Two or More Races, and 2.19% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Windham County, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Windham County, VT are SIT Graduate Institute (191 degrees awarded in 2016), Landmark College (108 degrees), and Marlboro College (75 degrees).

The median property value in Windham County, VT is $212,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.7%. Most people in Windham County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Windham County, VT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Windham County, VT employs 21.9k people. The largest industries in Windham County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,134 people), Educational Services (3,016 people), and Retail Trade (2,489 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,058), Finance & Insurance ($62,596), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,091).

Median household income in Windham County, VT is $50,831. Males in Windham County, VT have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,020. The income inequality in Windham County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,831

2017 value

± $1,962

-0.169%

1 Year Growth

± 5.21%

Households in Windham County, VT have a median annual income of $50,831, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,917 in 2016, which represents a -0.169% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,726

Average Male Salary

± $3,747

$48,020

Average Female Salary

± $2,994

In 2017, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,713 ± $2,153

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,505 ± $51,495

  3. Asian

    $37,572 ± $17,308

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Windham County, VT is from Vermont.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.056% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Vermont across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9687

  2. Census Tract 9683

  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Windham County, VT was Census Tract 9687 with a value of $64,926, followed by Census Tract 9683 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $62,594 and $57,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Windham County, VT (5.88k out of 41.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,372 ± 415

  2. Two Or More

    171 ± 106

  3. Asian

    147 ± 122

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Windham 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.9k

2017 Value

± 749

-1.12%

1 Year decline

± 4.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windham County, VT declined at a rate of -1.12%, from 22.1k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Windham County, VT, are Management Occupations (2,698 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,348 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,967 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Windham County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Windham County, VT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,698 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,348 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,967 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windham County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.57 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.47 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Windham County, VT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,208), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,250), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.9k

2017 Value

± 749

-1.12%

1 Year decline

± 4.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windham County, VT declined at a rate of -1.12%, from 22.1k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Windham County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,134 people), Educational Services (3,016 people), and Retail Trade (2,489 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Windham County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Windham County, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Windham County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,134 people), Educational Services (3,016 people), and Retail Trade (2,489 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windham County, VT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.72 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.69 times), and Educational Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Windham County, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($111,058), Finance & Insurance ($62,596), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,091).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $5.11B

  2. $4.24B

  3. $1.72B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.11B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($4.24B) and Mixed freight ($1.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Vermont products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$24.7B

2015 Value

$41B

Projected 2045 Value

66.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Vermont trade was $24.7B. This is expected to increase 66.2% to $41B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Vermont trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.73B

  2. $2.41B

  3. $1.22B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $3.73B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.41B and Pennsylvania and $1.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Vermont shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.5% of the population of Windham County, VT has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Windham County, VT was $10,190 in 2014. This is a 2.73% increase from the previous year ($9,919).

Primary care physicians in Windham County, VT see 885 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (874 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1598 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 163 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Caledonia County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

885 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Windham County, VT see an average of 885 patients per year. This represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (874 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,190

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,313

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,917

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,231

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Vermont (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.73%, from $9,919 to $10,190.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.53%

Uninsured

36.8%

Employer Coverage

26%

Medicaid

16.6%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Windham County, VT declined by 11% from 6.22% to 5.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Windham County, VT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 10.1% prevalence

  3. 9.9% prevalence

Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Vermont, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Vermont by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Windham County, VT is home to a population of 43.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.29% of Windham County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.43k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Windham County, VT is composed of 40.5k White Alone residents (93.5%), 1.01k Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 948 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.19%), 441 Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 343 Black or African American Alone residents (0.792%), 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0692%), and 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0277%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Windham County, VT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Windham County, VT was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Windham County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Windham County, VT residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

3.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.36k people

As of 2017, 3.29% of Windham County, VT residents (1.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Windham County, VT was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,345 ± 1,613 people

  2. China

    1,559 ± 968 people

  3. Bhutan

    1,529 ± 959 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,345 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,559 and Bhutan with 1,529.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Windham County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Windham County, VT was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.5k ± 25

  2. Two or More Races

    1.01k ± 109

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    948 ± 174

In 2017, there were 40 times more White Alone residents (40.5k people) in Windham County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.01k Two or More Races and 948 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Windham County, VT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Windham County, VT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Windham County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Windham County, VT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,152 ± 150

  2. Korea

    297 ± 74

  3. World War II

    177 ± 53

Windham County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Windham County, VT awarded 417 degrees. The student population of Windham County, VT is skewed towards men, with 529 male students and 502 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Windham County, VT are White (251 and 67.1%), followed by Unknown (71 and 19%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 4.55%), and Two or More Races (14 and 3.74%).

The largest universities in Windham County, VT by number of degrees awarded are SIT Graduate Institute (191 and 45.8%), Landmark College (108 and 25.9%), and Marlboro College (75 and 18%).

The most popular majors in Windham County, VT are International Relations & Affairs (157 and 37.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (86 and 20.6%), and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (47 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Windham County, VT are $45,793 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Windham County, VT was International Relations & Affairs with 147 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 191 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 75 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$45,793

Median Private

In 2016, the Windham County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was SIT Graduate Institute with 191 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

190

Degrees Awarded to Men

227

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 190 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Windham County, VT, which is 0.837 times less than the 227 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    251 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    71 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Windham County, VT were to White students. These 251 degrees mean that there were 3.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 71 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Windham County, VT was $212,000 in 2017, which is 0.974 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $209,500 to $212,000, a 1.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Windham County, VT is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Windham County, VT have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Windham County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,831

Median Household Income

± $1,962

19.1k

Number of Households

± 729

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.1k households in Windham County, VT declined from $50,831 from the previous year's value of $50,917.

The following chart displays the households in Windham 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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Housing

Property Value

$212,000

2017 Median

± $5,579

$209,500

2016 Median

± $6,308

In 2017, the median property value in Windham County, VT grew to to $212,000 from the previous year's value of $209,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Windham County, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Windham County, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Windham County, VT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Windham County, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.7% of the housing units in Windham County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Windham County, VT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Windham County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Windham County, VT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Windham County, VT have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Windham County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.1%

  3. Carpooled

    7.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Windham County, VT was Drove Alone (72%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12.1%) and those who Carpooled (7.41%).

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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