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Orleans County, VT&

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0.26% decline
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0.52% growth
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About the photo: Craftsbury is a town in Orleans County, Vermont


The economy of Orleans County, VT employs 12,231 people. The economy of Orleans County, VT is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.99; 1.75; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Orleans County, VT are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,768), Construction (1,340), and Educational Services (1,326), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($41,250), Utilities ($39,107), and Educational Services ($33,281).

Median household income in Orleans County, VT is $43,959. Males in Orleans County, VT have an average income that is 1.06 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,576. The income inequality of Orleans County, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.406 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Orleans County, VT. In Orleans County, VT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,747. Windham County, VT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Vermont.


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Orleans County, VT is home to a population of 27,076 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Orleans County, VT is composed of 25,881 White residents (95.6%), 468 Two+ residents (1.73%), 355 Hispanic residents (1.31%), 134 Native residents (0.49%), and 122 Black residents (0.45%). The most common foreign languages in Orleans County, VT are French (1,030 speakers), Spanish (168 speakers), and German (52 speakers), but compared to other places, Orleans County, VT has a relative high number of French (1,030 speakers), Other (30 speakers), and Scandinavian (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Orleans County, VT awarded 19 degrees. The student population of Orleans County, VT is skewed towards females, with 6 male students and 13 female students. Most students in Orleans County, VT are White (16 and 84.2%), followed by Unknown (2 and 10.5%), Two or more races (1 and 5.26%), and American Indian (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Orleans County, VT by number of graduates are Sterling College (19 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Orleans County, VT are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (7 and 36.8%), Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (5 and 26.3%), and Ecology (3 and 15.8%). The median tuition costs in Orleans County, VT are N/A for private four year colleges, and $32,595 and $32,595 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Orleans County, VT is $156,800, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $154,100 to $156,800, a 1.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Orleans County, VT is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Orleans County, VT have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orleans County, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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