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Source: 2000 US Census & 2015 American Community Survey, ACS 2016 1-year estimates, Table S1101

Changes in household makeup illustrate implications of a population that is aging overall; particularly given the growth in households with no children and more than one adult at home (40% of households in 2010 vs. 44.2% in 2016.) Yet there are signs, this trend may be stablizing. Between 2015 and 2016, the percentage of family households with children 18 or under grew by 0.3% (25.3% in 2015, 25.6% in 2016).

Source: 2016 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, table DP04

Vermont’s housing availability depends highly upon Vermont’s local markets, with some areas highly oriented to second homeowners, some experiencing very low rental vacancy rates, and others featuring an excess of unoccupied units.