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March 03, 2008

Vermont Snapshot

Vermont in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

Vermont, which is holding its presidential primaries March 4, had a 2007 population of about 620,000. Vermont has a higher median age, a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 67 percent of Vermont’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election; the national rate was 64 percent.

These and other statistics about Vermont’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Vermont U.S.
Median age 40.4 36.4
Women 50.8% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 95.7% 66.4%
Black alone 0.7% 12.8%
Hispanic or Latino 1.1% 14.8%
Median household income $47,665 $48,451
Foreign born 3.9% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 10.3% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 32.4% 27.0%
Median home value $193,000 $185,200