Montpelier, Vermont Population 2019

Montpelier is a city located in the state of Vermont. It is located in Washington County, where it is also the county seat. In addition to this role, it is also the state’s capital.

Population Size and Daily Changes

The city of Montpelier, which was first settled in 1787 and wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1895, is the least populous state capital city in the U.S., with a population of 7,855 people according to the last census taken in 2010. This number has actually declined according to recent estimates, with data from the Census Bureau showing that the current population is 7,535 people.

Despite the low population, the daytime population grows to approximately 21,000 people, as many people in surrounding areas commute to the city limits for work.

Montpelier Population Demographics

Montpelier’s population is primarily white, with this race making up 93.7% of the total population. The remainder of the population is made up as follows: 1% black, 2.2% Asian and 2.2% multiracial. Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other races each make up less than 1% of the population. People that are of Hispanic or Latino origin make up 2.1% of the population.

People between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest age group, or about 28.2% of the population. Over 21% of the population is under the age of 18, while close to 15% are at least 65 years old.

There are more women than men residing in Montpelier, with just 84.2 men for every 100 women.

Montpelier Population Changes

Montpelier has seen highs and lows in its population growth throughout the years. The population peaked in 1960 at 8,782. However, these numbers have declined, pushing the population below 8,000 residents in 2010. Recent estimates show that the population is down 4.1% since the last census in 2010.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20177,484-41-0.54%
20167,525-66-0.87%
20157,591-76-0.99%
20147,667-63-0.82%
20137,730-46-0.59%
20127,776-50-0.64%
20117,826-20-0.25%
20107,846-189-0.24%
20008,035-212-0.26%
19908,24760.01%
19808,241-368-0.44%
19708,609-173-0.20%
19608,7821830.21%
19508,5995930.72%
19408,0061690.21%
19307,8377120.96%
19207,125-731-0.97%
19107,8561,5902.29%
19006,2662,6495.65%
18903,6170.00%

Montpelier Population in 2018Source: By John Phelan [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White7,193
Black or African American172
Two or More Races157
Asian62

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Montpelier Population Pyramid 2019

100200300400 Male Population100200300400 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Montpelier Median Age

44


Total

41.6


Male

46.1


Female

Montpelier Adults

There are 6,115 adults, (1,446 of whom are seniors) in Montpelier.

Montpelier Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Montpelier Sex Ratio

Female

4,130

54.46%

Male

3,454

45.54%

Montpelier Households and Families

Montpelier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Montpelier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All54.6%45.4%
Female39.5%60.5%
Non Family37%63%
Male19.7%80.3%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Montpelier Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6872.0554.6
Non Family1,7631.1637
Married1,3522.7785.9
Female4303.239.5
Male1422.719.7

2.77

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Montpelier Households

Montpelier Education

Montpelier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1192.10%
9th to 12th Grade1763.11%
High School Graduate1,05818.67%
Some College65211.51%
Associates Degree3626.39%
Bachelors Degree1,56327.58%
Graduate Degree1,73730.65%

Montpelier Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,2874,9993,079
Black12412479
Hispanic11411456
Multiple Races898953
Asian595239

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 66.10%.

Montpelier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,605$47,879$38,934
Less Than High School$16,696$18,375$
High School Grad$31,328$34,000$25,938
Some College$36,667$39,875$35,766
Bachelors Degree$42,548$52,600$35,250
Graduate Degree$55,000$60,688$51,648

$42,605

Average Earnings

$47,879

Average Male

$38,934

Average Female

Montpelier Language

Montpelier Language by Age

Montpelier Language

95.65% of Montpelier residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Montpelier Poverty

Montpelier Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,00772810.39%
Multiple1576340.13%
Black1722413.95%
Asian6211.61%

10.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.42%

Male Poverty Rate

11.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montpelier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Multiple, with 40.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Asian, with 1.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.02%.

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.90%
High School16.08%
Some College13.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.78%
Male Unemployed38.10%
Female Employed5.63%
Male Employed2.18%

Montpelier Income

Montpelier Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,793$74,240
Families$82,986$94,268
Married Families$92,984$
Non Families$37,336$49,862

Montpelier Marital Status

Montpelier Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Montpelier Married by Age and Sex

Montpelier Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Montpelier Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Montpelier Veterans

Montpelier Veterans by War

432

Number of Veterans

383

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam129
Korea65
First Gulf War63
Second Gulf War43
World War II21

Montpelier Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+118
55 to 64105
65 to 7490
35 to 5485
18 to 3434

Montpelier Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3776.46%
Black5544.35%
Hispanic86.61%

Montpelier Veterans by Education

7.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montpelier Employment Status

Montpelier Employment by Age

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Montpelier Employment by Race

Montpelier Employment by Education

Montpelier Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.99%

Born in Vermont

96.18%

Native Born

3.82%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.18% of Montpelier residents were born in the United States, with 40.99% having been born in Vermont. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.