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State Demographics Data - VT

Vermont

Demographics & Social
2017
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 28,083
% Foreign Born 4.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 20.8%
% change: 1990-2000 32.5%
Race (%)  
One race 98.6%
White
57.3%
Black or African American
8.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
30.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
1.8%
Two or more races 1.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,670
% Latino 9.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.2%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 73.8%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

45.1
Gender (% female) 58.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.2%
Married 58.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.8%

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 595,574
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 1.7%
% change: 1990-2000 7.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White 95.9%
Black or African American 1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.1%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 9,262
% Latino 1.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 14.5%
18-64 61.8%
65 and older 18.8%
Median Age 42.7
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.3%
Married 47.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.2%
Foreign Born
Number 23,245
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

28,083
Born in Africa 2,407
Born in Asia 9,553
Born in Europe 8,567
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,780
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,475
Born in Oceania 301
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.

28,083
Europe 8,567
Northern Europe 2,055
United Kingdom
1,731
Ireland
272
Other Northern Europe
52
Western Europe 2,295
France
377
Germany
1,222
Other Western Europe
696
Southern Europe 412
Italy
149
Portugal
15
Other Southern Europe
248
Eastern Europe 3,805
Poland
293
Russia
275
Other Eastern Europe
3,237
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 9,553
Eastern Asia 2,985
China
2,582

China, excluding Taiwan

2,092

Taiwan

490
Japan
127
Korea
266
Other Eastern Asia
10
South Central Asia 4,519
India
1,161
Iran
306
Other South Central Asia
3,052
Southeastern Asia 1,572
Philippines
563
Vietnam
513
Other Southeastern Asia
496
Western Asia 403
Israel
196
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
207
Other Asia (no country specified) 74
Africa 2,407
Eastern Africa 459
Northern Africa
292
Western Africa
373
Middle and Southern Africa
1,283
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 301
Australia and New Zealand subregion 276
Oceania (no country specified) 25
Americas 7,255
Latin America 2,780
Caribbean
261

Cuba

60

Jamaica

56

Other Caribbean

145
Central America
1,120

Mexico

463

El Salvador

518

Other Central America

139
South America
1,399

Brazil

64

Colombia

244

Other South America

1,091
Northern America 4,475
Canada
4,475
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 8,494
1990-1999 5,663
2000-2009 6,348
Since 2010 7,578
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.6%
Born in Asia 34.0%
Born in Europe 30.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 9.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15.9%
Born in Oceania 1.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 19.1
Country #2 7.50%
Country #3 7
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 30.5%
Northern Europe 7.3%
United Kingdom 6.2%
Ireland 1.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 8.2%
France 1.3%
Germany 4.4%
Other Western Europe 2.5%
Southern Europe 1.5%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.9%
Eastern Europe 13.5%
Poland 1.0%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 11.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 34.0%
Eastern Asia 10.6%
China 9.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.4%
Taiwan 1.7%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 0.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 16.1%
India 4.1%
Iran 1.1%
Other South Central Asia 10.9%
Southeastern Asia 5.6%
Philippines 2.0%
Vietnam 1.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.8%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.7%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 0.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.3%
Africa 8.6%
Eastern Africa 1.6%
Northern Africa 1.0%
Western Africa 1.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 4.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.0%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 25.8%
Latin America 9.9%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 4.0%
Mexico 1.6%
El Salvador 1.8%
Other Central America 0.5%
South America 5.0%
Brazil 0.2%
Colombia 0.9%
Other South America 3.9%
Northern America 15.9%
Canada 15.9%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 30.2%
1980-1989 20.2%
1990-1999 22.6%
Since 2000 27.0%
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
Country #2 7.50%
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 0
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 9.10%
Country #3 8.20%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 28,083
Naturalized citizens 15,426
Noncitizens 12,657
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 15,426
Before 1980 2,493
1980-1989 1,606
1990-1999 2,388
2000-2009 4,443
Since 2010 4,496
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 54.9%
Noncitizens 45.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 16.2%
1980-1989 10.4%
1990-1999 15.5%
2000-2009 28.8%
Since 2010 29.1%
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) 8,893
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 323
% married among women who gave birth
100.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
0.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 129,714
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,773
% married among women who gave birth 67.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 32.5%
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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 2.53
Average family size 3.2
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.31
Average family size 2.85
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 112,530
Only native parent(s)
102,970
One or more foreign-born parents
9,560

Child is native

8,196

Child is foreign born

1,364
Children under age 6 with 36,240
Only native parent(s)
32,557
One or more foreign-born parents
3,683

Child is native

3,363

Child is foreign born

320
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 76,290
Only native parent(s)
70,413
One or more foreign-born parents
5,877

Child is native

4,833

Child is foreign born

1,044
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.

37,854
Only native parents 34,705
One or more foreign-born parents 3,149
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
Child is native 7.3%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.2%
Child is native 9.3%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
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 6.3%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.3%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.