QUALITY OF PLACE

Healthy places – Vermont’s heritage of natural landscape and community life – are as essential to Vermont’s economic future as to its history.

TARGET

By 2040, Vermont is creating 5,000 new and/or retrofitted housing units per year.

CURRENT STATUS

The Vermont Futures Project is slated to make recommendations for this pillar.

RECOMMENDATION

The Vermont Futures Project is slated to make recommendations for this pillar.

Key Performance Indicators

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  • Property Crime

    -8.4% – #1 safest state in the U.S.

  • New Housing Units (2020)

    -8.4% – #1 safest state in the U.S.

  • State/Local Tax Burden

    12.3% – Ranked 4th Highest in the U.S.

  • Average Commute to Work

    23.3 minutes – U.S. average is 26.9 minutes

  • Rental Vacancy Rate 2020

    4.0% – Down from 4.2% in 2019

  • Acres of Farm & Forest in 'Current Use' Program (2021)

    2,543,995 acres – Up 10.25 since 2011

Pillar Datasets

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