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Source: ACS 2017 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 2000 vs. 44.2% in 2017.) Moreover the number of households with children under 18 has sharply declined (40% of households in 2000; 23.9% in 2017).

Source: 2017 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.