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West Brattleboro, Vermont - Basic Facts

The West Brattleboro Census Designated Place had a population of 2,557 as of July 1, 2020. West Brattleboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Brattleboro is located at latitude 42.8559 and longitude -72.6031 in Windham County. The formal boundaries for the West Brattleboro Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Windham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The West Brattleboro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378137) 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 Brattleboro Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brattleboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Windham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Brattleboro: West Brattleborough.


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


Total Population 2,557 (100%)
Population in Households 2,550 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,873 (73.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,564
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $41,710
Average Household Income $61,770
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $28,494
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 782 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $198,800
Average Home Value $242,104
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 1,215
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 700
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 -0.67% -0.62%
Households -0.51% -0.53%
Families -0.3% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.6%


West Brattleboro, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Brattleboro 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 # 17 87th
Population Density # 18 86th
Median Household Income # 104 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 21 17th
Per Capita Income # 66 46th
Diversity Index # 10 93rd

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