Caledonia County, VT

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Population

30,576

0.917% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$47,371

0.938% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

14,475

1.16% decline

Median Property Value

$164,500

0.183% growth

About

In 2017, Caledonia County, VT had a population of 30.6k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $47,371. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Caledonia County, VT declined from 30,859 to 30,576, a -0.917% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,931 to $47,371, a 0.938% increase.

The population of Caledonia County, VT is 95.1% White Alone, 1.68% Two or More Races, and 1.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Caledonia County, VT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caledonia County, VT are Lyndon State College (244 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Caledonia County, VT is $164,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Caledonia County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Caledonia County, VT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Caledonia County, VT employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Caledonia County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,581 people), Educational Services (1,844 people), and Retail Trade (1,808 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($47,426), Wholesale Trade ($45,926), and Utilities ($44,850).

Median household income in Caledonia County, VT is $47,371. Males in Caledonia 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 Caledonia County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,371

2017 value

± $1,846

0.938%

1 Year Growth

± 5.53%

Households in Caledonia County, VT have a median annual income of $47,371, 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 $46,931 in 2016, which represents a 0.938% 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 Caledonia 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 9579

  2. Census Tract 9576

  3. Census Tract 9571

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caledonia County, VT was Census Tract 9579 with a value of $63,669, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9571, with respective values of $60,694 and $56,579.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caledonia County, VT (3.63k out of 29.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    3,283 ± 338

  2. Asian

    121 ± 111

  3. Two Or More

    113 ± 95

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

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

14.5k

2017 Value

± 610

-1.16%

1 Year decline

± 5.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caledonia County, VT declined at a rate of -1.16%, from 14.6k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caledonia County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,524 people), Management Occupations (1,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caledonia County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caledonia County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,524 people), Management Occupations (1,408 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caledonia County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.31 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.46 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caledonia County, VT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,250), Legal Occupations ($65,795), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.5k

2017 Value

± 610

-1.16%

1 Year decline

± 5.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caledonia County, VT declined at a rate of -1.16%, from 14.6k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caledonia County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,581 people), Educational Services (1,844 people), and Retail Trade (1,808 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caledonia County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Caledonia 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 Caledonia County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,581 people), Educational Services (1,844 people), and Retail Trade (1,808 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caledonia County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.25 times higher than expected), Construction (1.41 times), and Educational Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caledonia County, VT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($47,426), Wholesale Trade ($45,926), and Utilities ($44,850).

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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 Caledonia County, VT has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Caledonia County, VT see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.05% increase from the previous year (1106 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1319 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 310 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

1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caledonia County, VT see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 7.05% increase from the previous year (1,106 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caledonia 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

5.46%

Uninsured

38.7%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caledonia County, VT grew by 2.2% from 5.35% to 5.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caledonia 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

Caledonia County, VT is home to a population of 30.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.69% of Caledonia County, VT residents were born outside of the country (517 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Caledonia County, VT is composed of 29.1k White Alone residents (95.1%), 514 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 460 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.5%), 272 Black or African American Alone residents (0.89%), 186 Asian Alone residents (0.608%), 65 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.213%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0294%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Caledonia County, VT was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Caledonia County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Caledonia County, VT residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

517 people

1.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

561 people

As of 2017, 1.69% of Caledonia County, VT residents (517 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 Caledonia County, VT was 1.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Caledonia County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Caledonia County, VT was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.1k ± 19

  2. Two or More Races

    514 ± 77.8

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    460 ± 64.3

In 2017, there were 56.6 times more White Alone residents (29.1k people) in Caledonia County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 514 Two or More Races and 460 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 Caledonia 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 Caledonia 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 Caledonia County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Caledonia 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

    972 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    262 ± 109

  3. Korea

    174 ± 55

Caledonia County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Caledonia County, VT awarded 244 degrees. The student population of Caledonia County, VT is skewed towards men, with 706 male students and 550 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caledonia County, VT are White (206 and 85.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11 and 4.55%), Unknown (11 and 4.55%), and Black or African American (6 and 2.48%).

The largest universities in Caledonia County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Lyndon State College (244 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Caledonia County, VT are General Business Administration & Management (29 and 11.9%), Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (22 and 9.02%), and General Art Studies (16 and 6.56%).

The median tuition costs in Caledonia County, VT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,224 and $21,912 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Caledonia County, VT was General Business Administration & Management with 20 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

244 degrees awarded

$10,224

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Caledonia County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lyndon State College with 244 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

128

Degrees Awarded to Men

116

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caledonia County, VT, which is 1.1 times more than the 116 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

    206 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Caledonia County, VT were to White students. These 206 degrees mean that there were 18.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caledonia County, VT was $164,500 in 2017, which is 0.756 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,200 to $164,500, a 0.183% increase. The homeownership rate in Caledonia County, VT is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caledonia County, VT have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caledonia 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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$47,371

Median Household Income

± $1,846

12.1k

Number of Households

± 545

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Caledonia County, VT grew to $47,371 from the previous year's value of $46,931.

The following chart displays the households in Caledonia 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

$164,500

2017 Median

± $4,720

$164,200

2016 Median

± $4,566

In 2017, the median property value in Caledonia County, VT grew to to $164,500 from the previous year's value of $164,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caledonia 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 Caledonia County, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Caledonia County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Caledonia 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 Caledonia County, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Caledonia County, VT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caledonia County, VT have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Caledonia County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Caledonia County, VT was Drove Alone (76.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (7.81%).

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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