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Chittenden County, Vermont (VT)

County population in 2019: 163,774 (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: 304 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chittenden County: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.4%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Chittenden County, VT (2019)
    • 143,35288.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,3043.3%Asian alone
    • 4,3262.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2012.6%Two or more races
    • 3,9302.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4660.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3200.2%Some other race alone
    • 940.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Vermont median age:

42.8 years
Males: 80,663  (49.3%)
Females: 83,111  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Chittenden County:

2.0 people
Vermont:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,806 ($47,673 in 1999)
This county:

$76,806
Vermont:

$63,001

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,149 (lower quartile is $847, upper quartile is $1,442)
This county:

$1149
State:

$884


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $323,300 (it was $136,500 in 2000)
Chittenden:

$323,300
Vermont:

$233,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $233,100 - $413,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $373,558
Here:

$373,558
State:

$280,244

Townhouses or other attached units: $285,459
Here:

$285,459
State:

$268,006

In 2-unit structures: $347,920
Here:

$347,920
State:

$259,382

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $329,924
Here:

$329,924
State:

$253,694

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $247,295
Here:

$247,295
State:

$235,156

Mobile homes: $102,290
Here:

$102,290
State:

$89,986

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,955
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $764

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
Chittenden County, VT map from a distance

Health of residents in Chittenden County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
77.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
66.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
77.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

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:

  • 1997: 428 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1998: 468 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 1999: 597 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2000: 564 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2001: 521 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2002: 348 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2003: 430 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2004: 397 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2005: 349 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2006: 346 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 229 buildings, average cost: $255,800
  • 2016: 190 buildings, average cost: $254,900
  • 2017: 232 buildings, average cost: $252,200
  • 2018: 294 buildings, average cost: $251,200
  • 2019: 251 buildings, average cost: $296,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Chittenden, VT residents
Average permit cost in Chittenden, VT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,824 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,422 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Chittenden, VT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chittenden, VT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chittenden, VT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.8%
Chittenden County:

11.8%
Vermont:

10.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.9 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.5 years old, Black residents: 26.3 years old, American Indian residents: 25.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37.1 years old, Other race residents: 43.0 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

2018 air pollution in Chittenden County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.141 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.2 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 November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Vermont:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Chittenden, VT
County total employment by year in Chittenden, VT
County average yearly wages by year in Chittenden, VT

Current college students: 17,217
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 51.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,715 (46.1% naturalized citizens)

Chittenden County:

9.0%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,6042010 or later
  • 3,7292000 to 2009
  • 2,4331990 to 1999
  • 1,4471980 to 1989
  • 6771970 to 1979
  • 2,206Before 1970

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: 34,917
  • One, attached: 5,885
  • Two: 4,409
  • 3 or 4: 5,568
  • 5 to 9: 5,731
  • 10 to 19: 3,244
  • 20 to 49: 4,757
  • 50 or more: 3,545
  • Mobile homes: 3,227

Housing units in Chittenden County with a mortgage: 30,312 (59 second mortgage, 4,174 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,474

Here:

71.4% with mortgage
State:

61.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chittenden County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Vermont state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.2 miles away from Chittenden County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from the 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 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from Chittenden County center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.8 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4532, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Vermont Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018, FEMA Id: 4380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - October 30, 2017, FEMA Id: 4356, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chittenden County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Heavy Rains: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chittenden

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,946 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 8,909 (8.5%)
  • Bus: 3,084 (3.0%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 60 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 798 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 1,243 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 6,317 (6.0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,157 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Other South Central Asia (8%)
  • Nepal (6%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (6%)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (4%)
  • Somalia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chittenden County


  • American (11%)
  • French Canadian (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (6%)
  • Italian (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $82,999.

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Vermont average:

5.96%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($147 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.03%
Vermont average:

0.05%

2.26% relocated from other counties in Vermont ($18,806 average AGI)
4.00% relocated from other states ($40,341 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

4.00%
Vermont average:

3.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, VT  0.59% ($44,687 average AGI)
from Addison County, VT  0.40% ($49,773)
from Washington County, VT  0.37% ($56,216)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.23% ($47,000)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.17% ($67,331)
from Grand Isle County, VT  0.15% ($49,231)
from Rutland County, VT  0.13% ($38,891)


7.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Vermont average:

6.30%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($545 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.07%
Vermont average:

0.05%

2.36% relocated to other counties in Vermont ($15,902 average AGI)
4.62% relocated to other states ($41,038 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

4.62%
Vermont average:

3.76%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, VT  0.69% ($46,006 average AGI)
to Addison County, VT  0.41% ($43,573)
to Washington County, VT  0.40% ($56,160)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.27% ($41,021)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.18% ($61,682)
to Grand Isle County, VT  0.17% ($65,619)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.13% ($41,407)

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 2019: 9.6

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 2019: 6.6

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 population in Chittenden County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chittenden County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chittenden County, Vermont in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,313)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,206)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,101)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,059)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (768)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (724)
  • Unspecified dementia (634)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (469)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (364)
  • Other fall on same level (361)

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: 163,774
  • Male householders: 33,325 (8,299 living alone), Female householders: 35,191 (10,672 living alone)
  • 30,619 spouses (30,297 opposite-sex spouses), 6,255 unmarried partners, (5,827 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 34,221 children (32,532 natural, 759 adopted, 930 stepchildren), 1,061 grandchildren, 1,562 brothers or sisters, 831 parents, 268 foster children, 2,709 other relatives, 7,833 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 9,899

Size of family households: 19,950 2-persons, 8,515 3-persons, 7,435 4-persons, 2,397 5-persons, 857 6-persons, 880 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,971 1-person, 7,459 2-persons, 863 3-persons, 662 4-persons, 527 5-persons.

18,778 married couples with children.
7,010 single-parent households (1,808 men, 5,202 women).

89.3% of residents of Chittenden speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

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:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

3.8

Year house built in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Year house built in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • 3,8562014 or later
  • 1,8242010 to 2013
  • 9,7022000 to 2009
  • 8,5361990 to 1999
  • 11,9481980 to 1989
  • 11,7241970 to 1979
  • 5,4891960 to 1969
  • 5,2491950 to 1959
  • 9971940 to 1949
  • 11,9581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • 141 room
  • 4112 rooms
  • 2,1653 rooms
  • 4,3914 rooms
  • 6,7505 rooms
  • 7,8656 rooms
  • 7,9577 rooms
  • 5,0388 rooms
  • 8,1959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • 1,8111 room
  • 2,8762 rooms
  • 7,9683 rooms
  • 6,0724 rooms
  • 3,0685 rooms
  • 1,6276 rooms
  • 1,2117 rooms
  • 6768 rooms
  • 4219+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • 14no bedroom
  • 1,0851 bedroom
  • 10,1702 bedrooms
  • 20,3923 bedrooms
  • 9,7184 bedrooms
  • 1,4075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont
  • 2,020no bedroom
  • 7,4531 bedroom
  • 11,4252 bedrooms
  • 3,2903 bedrooms
  • 8344 bedrooms
  • 7085+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County, Vermont in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 555no vehicle
  • 11,4961 vehicle
  • 21,3132 vehicles
  • 6,6793 vehicles
  • 2,1704 vehicles
  • 5735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chittenden County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,648no vehicle
  • 13,7901 vehicle
  • 5,2852 vehicles
  • 1,3443 vehicles
  • 5504 vehicles
  • 1135+ vehicles

79.6% of Chittenden County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Vermont.

Chittenden County:

79.6%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 71,369
  • Other state: 75,687
  • Northeast: 50,953
  • Midwest: 6,724
  • South: 11,486
  • West: 6,524
Year householders moved into unit in Chittenden County, VT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chittenden County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.6%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 26.6%Electricity
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 533
Here:

4.2%
Vermont:

6.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 507
Here:

7.2%
Vermont:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,108
Here:

16.6%
Vermont:

29.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Chittenden County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,410,000
    Parking Facilities: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,484,000
    General - Other: $293,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $60,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $988,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,414,000

Chittenden County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,410,000
    Parking Facilities: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,484,000
    General - Other: $293,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $60,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $988,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,414,000

Chittenden County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,410,000
    Parking Facilities: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,484,000
    General - Other: $293,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $60,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $988,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,414,000

Chittenden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,410,000
    Parking Facilities: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,484,000
    General - Other: $293,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $60,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,802,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000
  • Tax - Property: $988,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,414,000

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
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 in Chittenden, VT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chittenden, VT - 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"