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Pillar: Vermont Demographics

A healthy economy supports a high quality of life for everyone who lives, works, plays, grows up and grows old in Vermont, so Individuals can access opportunity and families can thrive.

Target: By 2040, Vermont should be in the top 10 for U.S. median household income.

Status: Vermont is currently ranked 21st

Recommendations for Change: The Vermont Futures Project is slated to make recommendations for this pillar in the summer of 2020.

Explore the Data: Each of the data points below create an overall picture of Vermont’s demographic trends. Email us with questions, comments and suggestions at

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VT Demographics
Workforce & Talent
  • Median Household Income
    Vermonters & Visitors
    Rank: 21st in US
    United States Census Historical Income Tables
  • Vermonters with BA/BS or Advanced Degree
    Vermonters & Visitors
    vs. 31% Nationwide
    United States Census
  • of Vermont 11th graders math proficient +
    Vermonters & Visitors
    Down by 1% from previous year
    Vermont Agency of Education
  • Vermont Population Estimate
    Vermonters & Visitors
    United States Census
  • Per Capita Personal Income 2017
    Workforce & Talent
    23rd in the U.S.
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • 25-44 Year Olds as Share of Total Population
    Workforce & Talent
    U.S. Census & ACS
    Up from 22.8 in 2000
  • Middle Skills Jobs (Need Post HS Training, Not BA/BS)
    Workforce & Talent
    ONET & OES
    24% Nationally
  • Unemployment Rate 2017
    Workforce & Talent
    U.S. 4.4%
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • STEM Related Workforce
    Workforce & Talent
    4.9% U.S. Average
    National Science Foundation
  • Workforce Participation 2016
    Workforce & Talent
    Down from 71.5% in 2006, above national average of 62.8%
    Bureau of Labor Standards