Chelsea, VT Profile: Facts & Data


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Chelsea, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Chelsea Census Designated Place had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2020. Chelsea ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chelsea is located at latitude 43.9898 and longitude -72.4476 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Chelsea Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Chelsea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2745367) 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 ""

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chelsea: Turnersburgh.


Chelsea, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 154 (100%)
Population in Households 150 (97.4%)
Population in Families 113 (73.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 120
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $54,977
Average Household Income $65,552
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $29,475
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $172,500
Average Home Value $244,444
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.13% 0.13%
Households 0.34% 0.0%
Families 1.23% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%


Chelsea, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chelsea to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 112 8th
Population Density # 116 5th
Median Household Income # 52 58th
Housing Affordability Index # 4 3rd
Per Capita Income # 53 57th
Diversity Index # 53 57th

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