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State Demographics Data - VT

Vermont

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 28,247
% Foreign Born 4.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 21.5%
% change: 1990-2000 32.5%
Race (%)  
One race 99.2%
White
65.5%
Black or African American
9.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
22.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
2.2%
Two or more races 0.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,640
% Latino 9.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.1%
5-17 6.3%
18-64 73.1%
65 and older 19.5%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

46.1
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.6%
Married 55.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.0%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 597,795
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 2.1%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White 96.1%
Black or African American 0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.3%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 7,782
% Latino 1.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 14.8%
18-64 62.8%
65 and older 17.5%
Median Age 42.2
Gender (% female) 50.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.0%
Married 48.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.5%
Foreign Born
Number 23,245
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 585,582
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Foreign Born
Number 17,544
% Foreign Born 3.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 545,214
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

28,247
Born in Africa 2,619
Born in Asia 8,199
Born in Europe 9,113
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 3,038
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,875
Born in Oceania 403
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 United Kingdom
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

28,247
Europe 9,113
Northern Europe 2,482
United Kingdom
2,229
Ireland
149
Other Northern Europe
104
Western Europe 2,451
France
491
Germany
1,237
Other Western Europe
723
Southern Europe 442
Italy
172
Portugal
22
Other Southern Europe
248
Eastern Europe 3,479
Poland
465
Russia
177
Other Eastern Europe
2,837
Other Europe (no country specified) 259
Asia 8,199
Eastern Asia 2,605
China
1,433

China, excluding Taiwan

1,077

Taiwan

356
Japan
195
Korea
977
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 2,270
India
53
Iran
0
Other South Central Asia
2,217
Southeastern Asia 1,144
Philippines
93
Vietnam
509
Other Southeastern Asia
542
Western Asia 2,180
Israel
27
Lebanon
181
Other Western Asia
1,972
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 2,619
Eastern Africa 1,010
Northern Africa
268
Western Africa
58
Middle and Southern Africa
1,283
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 403
Australia and New Zealand subregion 396
Oceania (no country specified) 7
Americas 7,913
Latin America 3,038
Caribbean
541

Cuba

245

Jamaica

161

Other Caribbean

135
Central America
1,313

Mexico

1,035

El Salvador

0

Other Central America

278
South America
1,184

Brazil

169

Colombia

351

Other South America

664
Northern America 4,875
Canada
4,860
Other Northern America
15
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 9,319
1990-1999 5,811
2000-2009 6,938
Since 2010 6,179
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.3%
Born in Asia 29.0%
Born in Europe 32.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 10.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17.3%
Born in Oceania 1.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 19.1%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 7.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 32.3%
Northern Europe 8.8%
United Kingdom 7.9%
Ireland 0.5%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 8.7%
France 1.7%
Germany 4.4%
Other Western Europe 2.6%
Southern Europe 1.6%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.9%
Eastern Europe 12.3%
Poland 1.6%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 10.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.9%
Asia 29.0%
Eastern Asia 9.2%
China 5.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.8%
Taiwan 1.3%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.0%
India 0.2%
Iran 0.0%
Other South Central Asia 7.8%
Southeastern Asia 4.0%
Philippines 0.3%
Vietnam 1.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.9%
Western Asia 7.7%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.6%
Other Western Asia 7.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.3%
Eastern Africa 3.6%
Northern Africa 0.9%
Western Africa 0.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 4.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 28.0%
Latin America 10.8%
Caribbean 1.9%
Cuba 0.9%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 4.6%
Mexico 3.7%
El Salvador 0.0%
Other Central America 1.0%
South America 4.2%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 1.2%
Other South America 2.4%
Northern America 17.3%
Canada 17.2%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 33.0%
1980-1989 20.6%
1990-1999 24.6%
Since 2000 21.9%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 23,245
Born in Africa 511
Born in Asia 4,455
Born in Europe 8,971
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,210
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,925
Cat28 173
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.2%
Born in Asia 19.2%
Born in Europe 38.6%
Born in Latin America 5.2%
Born in Northern America 34.1%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.0%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 7.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 17,070
Born in Africa 166
Born in Asia 1,998
Born in Europe 6,464
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 750
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7,582
Cat21 110
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 United Kingdom
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.0%
Born in Asia 11.7%
Born in Europe 37.9%
Born in Latin America 4.4%
Born in Northern America 44.4%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 38.1%
Country #2 9.1%
Country #3 8.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 28,247
Naturalized citizens 15,464
Noncitizens 12,783
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 15,464
Before 1980 4,114
1980-1989 910
1990-1999 3,374
2000-2009 4,719
Since 2010 2,347
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 54.7%
Noncitizens 45.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 26.6%
1980-1989 5.9%
1990-1999 21.8%
2000-2009 30.5%
Since 2010 15.2%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 23,245
Naturalized citizens 12,451
Noncitizens 10,794
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 53.6%
Noncitizens 46.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 17,544
Naturalized citizens 10,646
Noncitizens 6,898
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 60.7%
Noncitizens 39.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 7,257
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 415
% married among women who gave birth
80.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 133,230
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,236
% married among women who gave birth 76.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 23.3%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 2.49
Average family size 3.11
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.33
Average family size 2.86
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 113,312
Only native parent(s)
104,411
One or more foreign-born parents
8,901

Child is native

7,577

Child is foreign born

1,324
Children under age 6 with 34,122
Only native parent(s)
31,302
One or more foreign-born parents
2,820

Child is native

2,667

Child is foreign born

153
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 79,190
Only native parent(s)
73,109
One or more foreign-born parents
6,081

Child is native

4,910

Child is foreign born

1,171
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

37,897
Only native parents 34,113
One or more foreign-born parents 3,784
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.9%
Child is native 6.7%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.3%
Child is native 7.8%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.7%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 90.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 144,677
Only native parent(s) 135,657
One or more foreign-born parents 9,020
Child is native 7,497
Child is foreign born 1,523
Children under age 6 with 41,175
Only native parent(s) 38,129
One or more foreign-born parents 3,046
Child is native 2,705
Child is foreign born 341
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 103,502
Only native parent(s) 97,528
One or more foreign-born parents 5,974
Child is native 4,792
Child is foreign born 1,182
Children in Low-Income Families* 46,158
Only native parents 43,309
One or more foreign-born parents 2,849
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Child is native 5.2%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Child is native 6.6%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.8%
Child is native 4.6%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 93.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 139,526
Only native parent(s) 133,321
One or more foreign-born parents 6,205
Child is native 5,700
Child is foreign born 505
Children under age 6 with 50,402
Only native parent(s) 48,335
One or more foreign-born parents 2,067
Child is native 1,911
Child is foreign born 156
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 89,124
Only native parent(s) 84,986
One or more foreign-born parents 4,138
Child is native 3,789
Child is foreign born 349
Children in Low-Income Families* 45,368
Only native parents 43,349
One or more foreign-born parents 2,019
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.4%
Child is native 4.1%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.1%
Child is native 3.8%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.3%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.