West Rutland, VT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Rutland, Vermont - Basic Facts

The West Rutland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,279 as of July 1, 2016. West Rutland ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Rutland is located at latitude 43.5967 and longitude -73.043 in Rutland County. The formal boundaries for the West Rutland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rutland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The West Rutland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378138) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Rutland Census Designated Place is located within Town of West Rutland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Rutland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Rutland, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,279
Population in Households 2,279
Population in Familes 1,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 619
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 972
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 692 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $170,418
Average Home Value $188,240


Median Household Income $42,068
Average Household Income $52,928
Per Capita Income $22,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.92% 1.02%
Households 2.0% 1.11%
Families 1.93% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

West Rutland, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Rutland to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 22 83rd
Population Density1 # 59 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 92 24th
Median Household Income # 81 33rd
Per Capita Income # 95 22nd

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