RACIAL DIVERSITY

Addressing racial diversity and equity is a top priority to build a Vermont that is attractive and equitable for people of all races. Gaps and barriers exist for the BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) community in Vermont, and to make meaningful change, we start with data. With support, guidance, and consultation from the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies, The Vermont Futures Project has compiled the below racial diversity and equity data sets.

We would like to thank  Michael Moser, Coordinator for the Vermont State Data Center and CRS Research Project Specialist, for his work ensuring the data was accurate and meaningful.

TARGET

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CURRENT STATUS

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RECOMMENDATION

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Key Performance Indicators

Select indicators below for data. Data Pertains to Black or African Americans in Vermont unless otherwise noted.

  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity – VT and the US

    Vermont 1.8% | US 14%

  • Percent of VT Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Black/African American

    Vermont 0.20% | US 8%

  • Percent of Vermont's Black or African American Population Participating in Vermont Labor Force

    Vermont 65.8% | US 62.5%

  • Percent of Black or African American Population Unemployed in Vermont

    Vermont 4.2% | US 10.6%

  • Non-Farm Employment Gain

    11.7% Recovery – Statewide April 2020-January 2021

  • Percent of All Vermont Employer Firms Owned or Co-Owned by a Minority

    Vermont 14% | US 17%

  • Percent of Vermont's Black or African American Population at or Below Poverty

    Vermont 23.8% | US 24.2%

  • Percent of Vermont Firms Owned by Women

    Vermont 15.4% | US 19.7%