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Vermont’s middle class shrunk from 2000 to 2013

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 3/19/2015

Vermont has lost more of its middle class households than most states in the country, according to recent research from the Pew Charitable Trusts.  In 2013, 47.4  percent of Vermont households were middle class compared to 52.4 percent in 2000. 

Similarly, the portion of Vermont households paying more than 30% of their income for housing rose during this period.  In 2013, 37 percent of households in the state had this level of “burdensome” housing costs compared to 30 percent in 2000. 

Check out the Pew website to compare Vermont to other states.