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Chittenden County, Vermont (VT)

County population in 2014: 160,531 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 146,571 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,427
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,883
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,291
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,517 (it was 19,161 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

29%

Land area: 539 sq. mi.

Water area: 80.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chittenden County: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.3%), Educational, health and social services (24.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Chittenden County, Vermont:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Vermont median age:  41.0 years
Males: 78,252  (48.7%)
Females: 82,279  (51.3%)
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Chittenden County,VT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Chittenden County:

2.0 people
Vermont:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $67,997 ($47,673 in 1999)

This county:

$67,997
Vermont:

$56,990

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,020 (lower quartile is $807, upper quartile is $1,332)
This county:

$1020
State:

$819


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $282,800 (it was $136,500 in 2000)
Chittenden:

$282,800
Vermont:

$223,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $211,400 - $390,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $360,918
Here:

$360,918
State:

$276,155

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,096
Here:

$241,096
State:

$236,696

In 2-unit structures: $198,206
Here:

$198,206
State:

$467,941

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $281,622
Here:

$281,622
State:

$302,683

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $208,265
Here:

$208,265
State:

$246,279

Mobile homes: $71,912
Here:

$71,912
State:

$85,205
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,737
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $759

Institutionalized population: 1,163

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Chittenden County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
83.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
45.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
84.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
80.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.
27.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 262 buildings, average cost: $223,100
  • 2008: 171 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2009: 165 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2010: 203 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2011: 181 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2012: 238 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2013: 235 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2014: 241 buildings, average cost: $265,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $5,381 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $5,027 (1.8%)

Chittenden County household income distribution in 2009 Chittenden County home values distribution Chittenden County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.3%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.3%
Chittenden County:

12.3%
Vermont:

10.2%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chittenden County is $745 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $935 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1197 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burlington, Essex, Colchester, South Burlington, Essex Junction, Williston, Shelburne, Winooski, Hinesburg, Richmond.

Chittenden County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Chittenden County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.154 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 7.3 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Baker County, Oregon , Addison County , Lamoille County , Leelanau County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,217
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,669 (45% naturalized citizens)

Chittenden County:

5.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,988
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,351
  • 1985 to 1989: 778
  • 1980 to 1984: 669
  • 1975 to 1979: 444
  • 1970 to 1974: 233
  • 1970 to 1974: 512
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,694
Note: State values scaled to Chittenden County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.0%

Chittenden County marital status for males Chittenden County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,847
  • One, attached: 4,005
  • Two: 4,968
  • 3 or 4: 5,242
  • 5 to 9: 4,663
  • 10 to 19: 1,506
  • 20 or more: 2,980
  • Mobile homes: 2,644
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Chittenden County with a mortgage: 20,989 (1,074 second mortgage, 3,597 home equity loan, 59 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,930

Here:

78.0% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chittenden County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,14319
Mainline Protestant9,42743
Evangelical Protestant8,63843
Other3,89120
Orthodox1001
None95,346-
Chittenden County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Chittenden County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Chittenden County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 142
This county:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chittenden County:

5.3%
Vermont:

6.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Chittenden County:

18.7%
State:

22.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.3%

Agriculture in Chittenden County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $59,427
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $375.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,852
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,069
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 54.78%
Corn for grain: 331 harvested acres
Vegetables: 515 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 151 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chittenden County-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Chittenden County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Chittenden County center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Vermont Severe Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: June 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4232: July 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4232, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 09, 2014 to December 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4207: February 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 20, 2013 to December 27, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4163: January 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 25, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4140: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4140, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2013 to May 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4120: June 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4120, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4022: September 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 4022, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Vermont Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3338: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3338, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2011 to May 09, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1995: June 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 1995, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 01, 2010 to December 05, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1951: December 22, 2010, FEMA Id: 1951, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 12, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1559: September 23, 2004, FEMA Id: 1559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chittenden County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Heavy Rains: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (25%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (11%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chittenden County (%):

  • Irish (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • French Canadian (12%)
  • French (except Basque) (12%)
  • German (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Italian (6%)

Chittenden County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,619 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 8,581 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 982 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 18 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 171 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 40 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 424 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,144 (6%)
  • Other means: 353 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,323 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Chittenden County, Vermont in 2000:

  • 5,801 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 640 people in nursing homes
  • 418 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 177 people in state prisons
  • 105 people in religious group quarters
  • 68 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 54 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 22 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Chittenden County, Vermont in 2010:

  • 8,047 people in college/university student housing
  • 892 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 217 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 166 people in state prisons
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 121 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 60 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,319.

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Vermont average:

5.68%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.04%
Vermont average:

0.04%

2.36% relocated from other counties in Vermont ($13,271 average AGI)
3.94% relocated from other states ($27,279 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

3.94%
Vermont average:

3.28%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, VT  0.50% ($36,536 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.40% ($43,814)
from Addison County, VT  0.36% ($34,752)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.25% ($37,372)
from Rutland County, VT  0.18% ($34,754)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.16% ($46,639)
from Windsor County, VT  0.15% ($36,480)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Vermont average:

5.98%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

2.20% relocated to other counties in Vermont ($13,004 average AGI)
4.21% relocated to other states ($28,608 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

4.21%
Vermont average:

3.57%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, VT  0.65% ($39,326 average AGI)
to Addison County, VT  0.38% ($37,800)
to Washington County, VT  0.35% ($42,382)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.22% ($35,176)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.18% ($49,471)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.14% ($24,691)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.13% ($33,489)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Chittenden County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Chittenden County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chittenden County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,478 (16,192 aged, 3,286 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,526 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Chittenden County, Vermont in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,018)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (954)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (782)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (654)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (639)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (570)
  • Unspecified dementia (502)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (381)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (285)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (269)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,312
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 348
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,832

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,069
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 625
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 56.6
  • Suffocation - 38.4
  • Other - 29.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 146,750
  • In family households: 109,943 (24,793 male householders, 11,789 female householders)
    28,660 spouses, 37,454 children (34,847 natural, 1,395 adopted, 1,212 stepchildren), 1,289 grandchildren, 800 brothers or sisters, 735 parents, 675 other relatives, 3,212 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,807 (11,423 male householders (7,248 living alone)), 13,822 female householders (9,861 living alone)), 11,562 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,795 (1,163 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,554 2-persons, 8,769 3-persons, 7,558 4-persons, 2,591 5-persons, 726 6-persons, 384 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,109 1-person, 5,996 2-persons, 1,275 3-persons, 588 4-persons, 179 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

25,754 married couples with children.
6,932 single-parent households (1,683 men, 5,249 women).

92.0% of residents of Chittenden County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,214,704,000 ($8,137 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $390,776,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $274,697,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $147,666,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,330,000
Federal grants: $333,343,000
Federal procurement contracts: $311,879,000 ($289,863,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $144,788,000 ($48,455,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,041,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,252,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,343,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,548
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,066
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,486
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,724
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chittenden County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 23.94 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 255
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,910
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,858
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,634
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,298
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,789
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,935
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,148
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,113
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,944
Note: State values scaled to Chittenden population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chittenden County population
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 175
  • 3 rooms: 789
  • 4 rooms: 3,654
  • 5 rooms: 7,256
  • 6 rooms: 7,353
  • 7 rooms: 7,066
  • 8 rooms: 5,800
  • 9+ rooms: 5,176
  • 1 room: 630
  • 2 rooms: 2,101
  • 3 rooms: 4,239
  • 4 rooms: 6,041
  • 5 rooms: 3,528
  • 6 rooms: 1,514
  • 7 rooms: 512
  • 8 rooms: 314
  • 9+ rooms: 282
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chittenden County population
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 807
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,213
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,321
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,692
  • no bedroom: 855
  • 1 bedroom: 5,942
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,348
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,089
  • 4 bedrooms: 600
  • 5+ bedrooms: 327
Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County, Vermont in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chittenden County population
  • no vehicle: 969
  • 1 vehicle: 9,610
  • 2 vehicles: 19,598
  • 3 vehicles: 5,400
  • 4 vehicles: 1,210
  • 5+ vehicles: 504
  • no vehicle: 3,043
  • 1 vehicle: 9,041
  • 2 vehicles: 5,649
  • 3 vehicles: 963
  • 4 vehicles: 299
  • 5+ vehicles: 166

53% of Chittenden County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Vermont.

Chittenden County:

52.8%
State average:

59.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 75,434
  • Northeast: 42,720
  • Midwest: 7,482
  • South: 6,754
  • West: 4,290

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $170,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chittenden County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43.3%)
  • Utility gas (36.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Electricity (2.2%)
  • Utility gas (54.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.6%)
  • Electricity (15.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,375
Here:

8.4%
Vermont:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 952
Here:

12.2%
Vermont:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,144
Here:

29.3%
Vermont:

37.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Chittenden County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,079,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $773,000
    Police Protection: $193,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $381,000

Chittenden County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $328,000
    Rents: $16,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $701,000

Chittenden County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,800,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,710,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000

Chittenden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,301
  • Number of aged recipients: 228
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,073
  • Number of recipients under 18: 253
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,598
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 450
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,041
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,021
Chittenden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Chittenden County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED453$209,5141,232$206,5146,634$195,265409$118,56730$751,567352$205,16267$86,866
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$194,93879$226,722387$201,06728$117,8930$022$242,3186$43,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$201,556161$192,391946$207,08066$85,7272$822,000100$197,26057$65,702
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN42$208,095107$207,252742$209,36827$241,5931$78,00045$205,6227$113,714
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$226,57121$204,571230$196,9879$187,0000$017$212,2357$77,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED251$218,295248$234,8635$217,4001$124,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$207,081101$229,8421$193,0002$152,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$192,84848$224,7500$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$185,90024$233,6670$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$195,50010$220,3000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Chittenden County, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary64181.4 years
John57572.5 years
Robert50369.2 years
William44573.7 years
George41775.5 years
Joseph35575.2 years
Charles32475.5 years
James31270.0 years
Ruth29780.8 years
Dorothy29080.2 years
Most common last names in Chittenden County, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19776.9 years
Brown13577.7 years
Bessette10275.0 years
Martin9773.4 years
Johnson9178.2 years
Davis8976.9 years
Miller8575.5 years
Thompson8076.7 years
White7477.4 years
Bushey7272.4 years
Businesses in Chittenden County, VT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T7Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Ace Hardware5Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts2La Quinta1
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture3
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
Audi1Lowe's2
AutoZone1Macy's1
BMW1Marriott5
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Bath & Body Works2Maurices1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Mazda1
Ben & Jerry's2McDonald's8
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster3Motel 61
Brooks Brothers1Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental2New Balance11
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King3Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Costco1Plato's Closet1
Days Inn1Pottery Barn1
Deb1Quality2
Dennys1Quiznos6
Domino's Pizza4RadioShack3
DressBarn1Rite Aid10
Dressbarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts11Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1Sears4
Express1Shaw's3
Famous Footwear2Sheraton1
FedEx36Spencer Gifts2
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC7Staples2
GameStop3Starbucks3
Gap2Subaru1
Goodwill11Subway6
Gymboree1T-Mobile3
H&R Block5Taco Bell1
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton3The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2Tire Kingdom1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us2
Honda1True Value3
Hot Topic1U-Haul4
Hyundai1UPS37
IHOP1Urban Outfitters1
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless1
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jones New York1Walmart1
Journeys2Wendy's1
Justice1YMCA3
KFC2

Chittenden County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"