Opportunity Zones in Vermont

Vermont has 25 designated opportunity zones, including 23 low-income communities, plus 2 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Vermont is a mostly rural state. Statewide, 74 percent of Vermont’s census tracts are located in rural areas. Among the state’s 25 opportunity zones, 76 percent are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Vermont Opportunity Zones

Vermont Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Vermont’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 64 184
Low-income communities 23 25 48
Contiguous 2 39 41
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $40,986 $49,830 $56,643
Poverty rate 20.76% 13.83% 11.83%
Unemployment rate 6.97% 5.45% 5.01%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $175,196 $200,702 $223,997
Median rent/month $856 $837 $924
Homeownership 52.26% 73.66% 71.72%
Severe rent burden 28.18% 21.58% 21.11%
Vacancy rate 8.33% 24.90% 19.94%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 92.32% 93.67% 93.85%
Black alone 1.59% 1.01% 1.01%
Hispanic 2.03% 1.55% 1.64%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.55% 1.37% 1.33%
Younger than 18 17.93% 19.34% 19.33%
Older than 64 15.94% 18.09% 17.71%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 45.94% 43.75% 38.28%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 27.54% 30.47% 36.10%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 24.00% 21.88% 25.54%
In a micro area 40.00% 35.94% 44.57%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 36.00% 42.19% 29.89%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Vermont Counties & Cities

List of counties in Vermont: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Vermont: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Vermont

Website: Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Vermont Addison 50001960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Bennington 50003970900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Bennington 50003971200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Caledonia 50005957200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Caledonia 50005957400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Vermont Caledonia 50005957500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Chittenden 50007000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Chittenden 50007001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Chittenden 50007002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Chittenden 50007002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Chittenden 50007003600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Franklin 50011010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Lamoille 50015953200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Orange 50017959400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Vermont Orleans 50019951400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Orleans 50019951500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Rutland 50021963100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Rutland 50021963200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Rutland 50021963300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Washington 50023955200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Windham 50025967000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Windham 50025968500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Windsor 50027965100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Windsor 50027966600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Vermont Windsor 50027966700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015