05491 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics


ZIP Code 05491: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Vergennes, VT 05491

Acceptable Alternative
Addison, VT 05491
Panton, VT 05491

Not Acceptable, USPS
Arnold Bay, VT 05491
Basin Harbor, VT 05491
Button Bay, VT 05491
Chimney Point, VT 05491
Crown Point, VT 05491
Mile Point, VT 05491
Owls Head Harbor, VT 05491
Potash Bay, VT 05491
Potash Point, VT 05491
Summer Point, VT 05491
Waltham, VT 05491
West Addison, VT 05491
West Ferrisburgh, VT 05491

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Addison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.149, Longitude -73.275
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 217
  • PO Box Addresses: 165
  • Residential Addresses: 2,609
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 99
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,510

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Vergennes, VT 05491 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 5,754 (100%)
Population in Households 5,674 (98.6%)
Population in Families 4,494 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 80 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 64
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $85,074
Average Household Income $100,548
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $44,024
Wealth Index5 86
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (53.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,894 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 624 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 469 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $295,119
Average Home Value $341,684
Housing Affordability Index3 100


Total Households 2,518
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,645
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.39% -0.02%
Households 0.56% 0.32%
Families   0.19%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Vergennes, VT 05491 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 05491 to the other 258 ZIP Codes in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 28 90th
Population Density # 85 67th
Median Household Income # 56 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 170 66th
Per Capita Income # 94 64th
Diversity Index # 71 72nd

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