Windsor County, VT

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Population

55,485

0.732% decline

Median Age

47.4


Median Household Income

$56,828

3.77% growth

Poverty Rate

10.2%


Number of Employees

28,099

1.05% decline

Median Property Value

$216,300

0.232% growth

About

In 2017, Windsor County, VT had a population of 55.5k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $56,828. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Windsor County, VT declined from 55,894 to 55,485, a -0.732% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,763 to $56,828, a 3.77% increase.

The population of Windsor County, VT is 95% White Alone, 1.69% Two or More Races, and 1.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Windsor County, VT speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Windsor County, VT are Vermont Law School (256 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Windsor County, VT is $216,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Windsor County, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Windsor County, VT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Windsor County, VT employs 28.1k people. The largest industries in Windsor County, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,770 people), Educational Services (3,698 people), and Retail Trade (3,143 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,198), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,451), and Public Administration ($51,197).

Median household income in Windsor County, VT is $56,828. Males in Windsor 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 Windsor County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,828

2017 value

± $2,027

3.77%

1 Year Growth

± 5.08%

Households in Windsor County, VT have a median annual income of $56,828, 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 $54,763 in 2016, which represents a 3.77% 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 Windsor 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 9650

  2. Census Tract 9655.01

  3. Census Tract 9658

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Windsor County, VT was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $109,648, followed by Census Tract 9655.01 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $81,929 and $74,556.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Windsor County, VT (5.58k out of 54.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    5,194 ± 426

  2. Two Or More

    251 ± 124

  3. Hispanic

    61 ± 108

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

Employment by Occupations

28.1k

2017 Value

± 956

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 4.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windsor County, VT declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 28.4k employees to 28.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Windsor County, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,425 people), Management Occupations (2,777 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,665 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Windsor County, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Windsor County, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,425 people), Management Occupations (2,777 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,665 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windsor County, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.58 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Windsor County, VT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,104), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,550).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.1k

2017 Value

± 956

-1.05%

1 Year decline

± 4.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Windsor County, VT declined at a rate of -1.05%, from 28.4k employees to 28.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Windsor County, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,770 people), Educational Services (3,698 people), and Retail Trade (3,143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Windsor County, VT, though some of these residents may live in Windsor 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 Windsor County, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,770 people), Educational Services (3,698 people), and Retail Trade (3,143 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Windsor County, VT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Windsor County, VT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,198), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,451), and Public Administration ($51,197).

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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

94.3% of the population of Windsor County, VT has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Windsor County, VT see 929 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.74% decrease from the previous year (1018 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1586 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 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

929 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Windsor County, VT see an average of 929 patients per year. This represents a 8.74% decrease from the previous year (1,018 patients).

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

Data only available at state level.

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

5.72%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

20.7%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Windsor County, VT declined by 14.3% from 6.68% to 5.72%.

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

Windsor County, VT is home to a population of 55.5k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.41% of Windsor County, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.89k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Windsor County, VT is composed of 52.7k White Alone residents (95%), 935 Two or More Races residents (1.69%), 833 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.5%), 443 Asian Alone residents (0.798%), 393 Black or African American Alone residents (0.708%), 84 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.151%), 67 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.121%), and 34 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0613%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Windsor County, VT was 47.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Windsor County, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Windsor County, VT residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.89k people

3.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.01k people

As of 2017, 3.41% of Windsor County, VT residents (1.89k 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 Windsor County, VT was 3.59%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Windsor County, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Windsor County, VT was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.7k ± 59

  2. Two or More Races

    935 ± 127

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    833 ± 193

In 2017, there were 56.4 times more White Alone residents (52.7k people) in Windsor County, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 935 Two or More Races and 833 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 Windsor 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 Windsor 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 Windsor County, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Windsor 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

    1,597 ± 186

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    469 ± 163

  3. Korea

    459 ± 97

Windsor County, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Windsor County, VT awarded 256 degrees. The student population of Windsor County, VT is skewed towards women, with 233 male students and 348 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Windsor County, VT are White (175 and 69.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 9.16%), Unknown (21 and 8.37%), and Asian (12 and 4.78%).

The largest universities in Windsor County, VT by number of degrees awarded are Vermont Law School (256 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Windsor County, VT are Law (118 and 46.1%), Other Legal Professions & Studies (115 and 44.9%), and Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Law (20 and 7.81%).

The median tuition costs in Windsor County, VT are $N/A 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

Most Common

  1. 118 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Windsor County, VT was Law with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Windsor County, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

256 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Windsor County, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vermont Law School with 256 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

96

Degrees Awarded to Men

160

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Windsor County, VT, which is 0.6 times less than the 160 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

    175 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Windsor County, VT were to White students. These 175 degrees mean that there were 7.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Windsor County, VT was $216,300 in 2017, which is 0.994 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $215,800 to $216,300, a 0.232% increase. The homeownership rate in Windsor County, VT is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Windsor County, VT have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Windsor 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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$56,828

Median Household Income

± $2,027

24.1k

Number of Households

± 829

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.1k households in Windsor County, VT grew to $56,828 from the previous year's value of $54,763.

The following chart displays the households in Windsor 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

$216,300

2017 Median

± $6,216

$215,800

2016 Median

± $5,163

In 2017, the median property value in Windsor County, VT grew to to $216,300 from the previous year's value of $215,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Windsor 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 Windsor 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 Windsor County, VT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Windsor County, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Windsor County, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Windsor County, VT have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Windsor County, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Windsor County, VT was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (5.26%).

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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