Montpelier, Vermont Population 2021

7,248
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Montpelier is a city located in Washington County Vermont. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 7,248, it is the 7th largest city in Vermont and the 3879th largest city in the United States . Montpelier is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -7.73% 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 721 people per square mile.

The average household income in Montpelier is $85,017 with a poverty rate of 7.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,021 per month, and the median house value is $252,600. The median age in Montpelier is 45 years, 42.8 years for males, and 47.5 years for females.

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: 94.30%
  • Two or more races: 2.42%
  • Black or African American: 1.65%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Montpelier, Vermont is 7,248 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,434.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,855.

Montpelier, Vermont Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,05194.30%
Two or More Races1812.42%
Black or African American1231.65%
Asian1141.52%
Some Other Race80.11%
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Montpelier Population by Race

Montpelier Population Pyramid $2021

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Montpelier Median Age

45


Total

42.8


Male

47.5


Female

Montpelier Adults

There are 6,161 adults, (1,552 of whom are seniors) in Montpelier.

Montpelier Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Montpelier Sex Ratio

Female

4,213

56.35%

Male

3,264

43.65%

Montpelier Population by Age

Montpelier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Montpelier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
All55.6%44.4%
Female48.2%51.8%
Male37.2%62.8%
Non Family36.6%63.4%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Montpelier Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6682.0355.6
Non Family1,7851.2336.6
Married1,3152.8185.6
Female4232.7348.2
Male1452.7137.2

2.71

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Montpelier Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade701.22%
9th to 12th Grade1041.82%
High School Graduate98217.18%
Some College68612.00%
Associates Degree3556.21%
Bachelors Degree1,68029.39%
Graduate Degree1,84032.18%
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Montpelier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Montpelier Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,3215,1613,265
Hispanic11911947
2+ Races11511574
Asian907662
Black777777
Other Race33

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 100.00%.

Montpelier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,509$51,207$44,407
Less Than 9th Grade$24,107$$24,196
High School Graduate$33,704$33,935$32,188
Some College$36,298$41,750$31,554
Bachelors Degree$42,672$50,375$39,583
Graduate Degree$60,930$67,847$57,063

$47,509

Average Earnings

$51,207

Average Male

$44,407

Average Female

Montpelier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montpelier Language by Age

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Montpelier Language

96.23% of Montpelier residents speak only English, while 3.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Montpelier Language

Montpelier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8534766.95%
Multiple1815630.94%
Hispanic172179.88%
Asian11465.26%

7.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.19%

Male Poverty Rate

7.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montpelier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Multiple, with 30.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Asian, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.05%.

Montpelier Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.56%
Some College9.33%
High School9.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.40%
Female Employed5.82%
Male Employed1.80%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montpelier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,078$85,017
Families$92,639$112,562
Married Families$109,750-
Non Families$42,801$53,855
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Income by Household Type

Montpelier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Montpelier Marital Status by Race

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Montpelier Marital Status

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367

Number of Veterans

298

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam110
Second Gulf War71
Korea49
First Gulf War27
World War II25

Montpelier Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+107
65 to 7483
35 to 5474
18 to 3454
55 to 6449

Montpelier Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3415.82%
Black2633.77%
Hispanic108.06%

Montpelier Veterans by Race

Montpelier Veterans by Education

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6.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montpelier Veterans by Education

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Montpelier Employment by Age

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Montpelier Employment by Race

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Montpelier Employment by Education

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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35.82%

Born in Montpelier

95.87%

Native Born

4.13%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.87% of Montpelier residents were born in the United States, with 35.82% having been born in Vermont. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Montpelier Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,248-62-0.85%
20207,310-62-0.84%
20197,372-62-0.83%
20187,434-49-0.65%
20177,483-45-0.60%
20167,528-72-0.95%
20157,600-70-0.91%
20147,670-64-0.83%
20137,734-48-0.62%
20127,782-52-0.66%
20117,834-16-0.20%
20107,850-185-0.23%
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 by Year