Essex County VT Information


Essex County Subdivisions

Essex County VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,342
Population in Households 6,326
Population in Familes 4,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 2,863
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,262 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,363 (45.2%)
Median Home Value $131,623
Average Home Value $167,462


Median Household Income $34,734
Average Household Income $46,579
Per Capita Income $21,054
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.2%
Households 0.25% -0.09%
Families 0.17% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Essex County VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 7th
Population Density1 # 14 7th
Diversity Index2 # 14 7th
Median Household Income # 14 7th
Per Capita Income # 14 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Vermont Census Data Comparison Tool.