Montpelier, Vermont Population 2022

8,118
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Montpelier is a city located in Washington County Vermont. Montpelier has a 2020 population of 8,118. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Montpelier is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,074 in 2010.

The average household income in Montpelier is $85,017 with a poverty rate of 4.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,060 per month, and the median house value is $257,300. 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 Montpelierwas:

  • White: 94.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 2.17%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Other race: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Montpelier, Vermont is 8,118 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,074.

Montpelier, Vermont Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,00094.16%
Black or African American420.56%
Asian1612.17%
Some Other Race90.12%
Two or More Races2222.99%
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Montpelier Population by Race

Montpelier Population Pyramid 2022

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Montpelier Median Age

45.4


Total

42.4


Male

48.3


Female

Montpelier Adults

There are 6,263 adults, (1,765 of whom are seniors) in Montpelier.

Montpelier Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Montpelier Sex Ratio

Female

4,105

55.22%

Male

3,329

44.78%

Montpelier Population by Age

Montpelier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Montpelier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All51.9%48.1%
Female49.3%50.7%
Male36.1%63.9%
Non Family33.7%66.3%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Montpelier Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8891.951.9
Married1,3332.6782.2
Male1192.4936.1
Female3772.649.3
Non Family2,0601.2433.7

2.59

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

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Montpelier Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade570.98%
9th to 12th Grade1031.76%
High School Graduate99917.11%
Some College78913.52%
Associates Degree3145.38%
Bachelors Degree1,92232.93%
Graduate Degree1,65328.32%
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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
Black373737
Asian130118108
White5,4475,2993,353
Hispanic11611645
Other Race331
2+ Races11211237

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$43,865$49,821$40,500
Less Than 9th Grade$22,171$22,171$20,000
High School Graduate$31,854$31,888$31,731
Some College$30,898$38,403$24,741
Bachelors Degree$42,012$54,712$38,519
Graduate Degree$61,335$69,306$59,226

$43,865

Average Earnings

$49,821

Average Male

$40,500

Average Female

Montpelier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montpelier Language by Age

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Montpelier Language

95.07% of Montpelier residents speak only English, while 4.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.29% of the population.

Montpelier Language

Montpelier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8112603.82%
Asian16153.11%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic175179.71%
Multiple222167.21%

4.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.67%

Male Poverty Rate

4.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montpelier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is White, with 3.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montpelier is Multiple, with 7.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.78%.

Montpelier Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade3.75%
High School6.21%
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.82%
Male Unemployed26.47%
Female Employed2.68%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Montpelier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montpelier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,668$82,868
Families$89,566$114,067
Married Families$97,852-
Non Families$44,097$53,311
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Income by Household Type

Montpelier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Montpelier Marital Status by Race

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Montpelier Marital Status

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287

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War88
First Gulf War17
Vietnam90
Korea34
World War II14

Montpelier Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 5441
55 to 6446
65 to 7461
75+72

Montpelier Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2504.20%
Black37100.00%
Hispanic65.08%

Montpelier Veterans by Race

Montpelier Veterans by Education

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4.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montpelier Veterans by Education

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71.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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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37.13%

Born in Montpelier

94.28%

Native Born

5.72%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

3.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.28% of Montpelier residents were born in the United States, with 37.13% having been born in Vermont. 2.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Montpelier Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18903,6170.00%
19006,2662,6495.65%
19107,8561,5902.29%
19207,125-731-0.97%
19307,8377120.96%
19408,0061690.21%
19508,5995930.72%
19608,7821830.21%
19708,609-173-0.20%
19808,241-368-0.44%
19908,24760.01%
20008,035-212-0.26%
20107,855-180-0.23%
20117,877220.28%
20127,899220.28%
20137,921220.28%
20147,943220.28%
20157,965220.28%
20167,987220.28%
20178,009220.28%
20188,031220.27%
20198,053220.27%
20208,074210.26%
20218,096220.27%
20228,118220.27%

Montpelier Population by Year