New data shows uptown’s population growth has slowed to a crawl, but the city is still a hot spot for millennials
Vermont’s population grew by nearly 1.4% over the past year, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.
That’s down from a 3.6% growth rate in 2016.
The Vermont area also had a strong start to 2017, with an increase in the population from 3,064 in 2015 to 4,093 in 2016, according the US census.
That was also followed by a decline in the number of residents of other nearby communities.
But Vermont is still home to the most millennials, with nearly 2.7 million of them living in the area.
This makes it the city with the second-highest millennial population in the state of Vermont.
The city of 6,200 also has the second highest percentage of young people of any metro area in the country, according US Census data.
The data also showed Vermont has seen a steady increase in its median age.
The median age in Vermont increased from 37 in 2015, to 37.6 in 2016 and 37.9 in 2017.
The county has seen an average of 1.2 people over age 40.
Vermont also had the third-highest number of households with two adults or more, after Montpelier and Haverhill.
The largest group of households, however, are those with two or more children.
The number of people who were living in two-parent households grew from 3.1% to 3.7% over four years, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
Vermonters have also made gains in education, with a larger percentage of adults holding college degrees, compared to previous years.
The percentage of Vermonteans with a bachelor’s degree or higher grew from 26.5% to 29.3%, while the percentage of those with a master’s degree and below increased from 4.4 to 5.7%.
Vermontes population also grew in 2016 from 3 million to 3,935, according Vermont Historical Society.
The region also had its largest population of African-Americans in Vermont, with 3,853, up from 2,931 in 2015.
The census data also shows Vermont residents also grew more rapidly in their age bracket between 2015 and 2017, from 30.2% to 31.3%.
The age group grew at a faster rate than the population overall, with the proportion of the population over 65 going up from 14.4 % to 15.5%.
That means Vermont had the highest proportion of people between the ages of 65 and 74 years old in the United States.
The census data comes on the heels of a study from the Brookings Institution that found Vermont is home to an unusually high number of college graduates, with just under two-thirds of Vermont graduates going on to attend college.
Vermouth is also home to more students who earn bachelor’s degrees than any other county in the US, according Brookings.