Chelsea, Vermont Population 2024

1,274

Chelsea is a city located in Orange County Vermont. Chelsea has a 2024 population of 1,274. It is also the county seat of Orange County. Chelsea is currently growing at a rate of 0.71% annually and its population has increased by 3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,233 in 2020.

The average household income in Chelsea is $82,286 with a poverty rate of 12.68%. The median age in Chelsea is 40.3 years: 40.2 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Chelsea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chelsea was:

  • White: 95.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Vermont
Land Area (mi²)
40.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
31.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.33% (41)
The current population of Chelsea, Vermont is 1,274 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,233.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,24295.83%
Two or more races403.09%
Black or African American60.46%
Native American60.46%
Asian10.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.08%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Chelsea Population by Race

Chelsea Population Pyramid 2024

Chelsea Median Age

40.3

Total

40.2

Male

40.9

Female

Chelsea Adults

There are 953 adults, (284 of whom are seniors) in Chelsea.

Chelsea Age Dependency

93.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelsea Sex Ratio

Female62648.3%
Male67051.7%

Chelsea Population by Age

Chelsea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5242.4282.617.4
Married2613.08928
Non Family1971.1884.815.2
Female433.332.667.4
Male233.9652.247.8

3.02

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

82.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chelsea Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade171.91%
Associates Degree788.75%
Bachelors Degree22825.59%
Graduate Degree758.42%
High School Graduate28632.1%
Less Than 9th Grade141.57%
Some College19321.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White853828295
2+ Races22174
Black660
Native American650
Hispanic333
Asian111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,083$58,021$58,333
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$38,188$39,931$22,000
Less Than 9th Grade$36,667$0$0
Overall$38,934$41,739$33,542
Some College$37,750$53,125$31,667

$38,934

Average Earnings

$41,739

Average Male

$33,542

Average Female

Chelsea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelsea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chelsea Language

98.25% of Chelsea residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Chelsea Language

Chelsea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,21016113.31%

12.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.08%

Male Poverty Rate

14.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelsea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 13.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 13.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23%.

Chelsea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.67%
Some College8.91%
Less Than 9th Grade6.9%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.38%
Male Employed2.3%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Chelsea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelsea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$66,250$95,120
Households$62,813$82,286
Married Families$99,464$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,097$55,443

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chelsea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelsea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chelsea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Chelsea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chelsea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam28
Korea21
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War7
World War II0

Chelsea Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+33
65 to 7420
35 to 5410
18 to 343
55 to 643

Chelsea Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White697.52%

Chelsea Veterans by Race

Chelsea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelsea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chelsea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chelsea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chelsea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.6%

Born in Chelsea

99.92%

Native Born

0.08%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.92% of Chelsea residents were born in the United States, with 46.6% having been born in Vermont. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chelsea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,31990.69%
20281,31090.69%
20271,30190.7%
20261,29290.7%
20251,28390.71%
20241,27490.71%
20231,26590.72%
20221,25690.72%
20211,247141.14%
20201,233-55-4.27%
20191,28890.7%
20181,279-2-0.16%
20171,281141.1%
20161,26730.24%
20151,26480.64%
20141,25660.48%
20131,25000%
20121,250-2-0.16%
20111,25280.64%
20101,24400%

Chelsea Population by Year