Montpelier, Vermont Population 2020

7,356
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Montpelier is a city located in Vermont. With a 2020 population of 7,356, it is the 7th largest city in Vermont and the 3831st largest city in the United States. Montpelier is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -6.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,855 in 2010. Montpelier reached it's highest population of 8,782 in 1960. Spanning over 10 miles, Montpelier has a population density of 732 people per square mile.

The average household income in Montpelier is $82,741 with a poverty rate of 10.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $992 per month, and the median house value is $247,600. The median age in Montpelier is 44.4 years, 43.1 years for males, and 46.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.2 males.

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.

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 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.

Montpelier Demographics

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

  • White: 93.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Asian: 2.16%
  • Black or African American: 1.93%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Montpelier, Vermont is 7,356, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,436.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,855.

Montpelier, Vermont Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,03693.23%
Two or More Races2022.68%
Asian1632.16%
Black or African American1461.93%
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Montpelier Population Pyramid 2020

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Montpelier Median Age

44.4


Total

43.1


Male

46.4


Female

Montpelier Adults

There are 6,217 adults, (1,471 of whom are seniors) in Montpelier.

Montpelier Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Montpelier Sex Ratio

Female

4,142

54.88%

Male

3,405

45.12%

Montpelier Households and Families

Montpelier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Montpelier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All56.3%43.7%
Female45.7%54.3%
Non Family39.7%60.3%
Male22.7%77.3%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7262.0256.3
Non Family1,8031.239.7
Married1,3222.7786.1
Female4602.8145.7
Male1412.8222.7

2.69

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Montpelier Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade991.73%
9th to 12th Grade1302.27%
High School Graduate98917.25%
Some College65011.34%
Associates Degree3315.77%
Bachelors Degree1,69429.54%
Graduate Degree1,84132.11%
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Montpelier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,2565,0513,232
Asian14612295
Multiple Races12412482
Hispanic10710739
Black10610692

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 86.79%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,454$49,895$41,921
Less Than High School$16,985$20,341$
High School Grad$33,250$35,729$28,281
Some College$31,953$35,625$30,625
Bachelors Degree$43,096$49,441$40,809
Graduate Degree$61,083$69,471$54,301

$45,454

Average Earnings

$49,895

Average Male

$41,921

Average Female

Montpelier Language

Montpelier Language by Age

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Montpelier Language

95.67% of Montpelier residents speak only English, while 4.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Montpelier Poverty

Montpelier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8676148.94%
Multiple20211456.44%
Black1463020.55%
Hispanic147149.52%
Asian16321.23%

10.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

10.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montpelier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Multiple, with 56.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Asian, with 1.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.87%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.88%
High School16.60%
Some College11.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.08%
Male Unemployed43.70%
Female Employed6.00%
Male Employed1.90%

Montpelier Income

Montpelier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,405$82,741
Families$88,496$107,467
Married Families$108,125-
Non Families$40,234$53,387
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Montpelier Marital Status

Montpelier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Montpelier Married by Age and Sex

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Montpelier 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 45-54.

Montpelier Marital Status by Race

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Montpelier Veterans

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382

Number of Veterans

324

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam118
Korea62
Second Gulf War61
First Gulf War30
World War II22
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Age Group Veterans
75+118
35 to 5481
65 to 7478
55 to 6462
18 to 3443
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3596.15%
Black2321.70%
Hispanic98.11%

Montpelier Veterans by Education

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7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montpelier Employment Status

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68.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.23%

Born in Vermont

95.59%

Native Born

4.41%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.59% of Montpelier residents were born in the United States, with 37.23% having been born in Vermont. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,356-40-0.54%
20197,396-40-0.54%
20187,436-48-0.64%
20177,484-40-0.53%
20167,524-71-0.93%
20157,595-71-0.93%
20147,666-66-0.85%
20137,732-48-0.62%
20127,780-50-0.64%
20117,830-17-0.22%
20107,847-188-0.24%
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%