Vermont's median household income and poverty rate improved in 2015

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

The median income among Vermont households increased in 2015 to $56,990, according to US Census Bureau estimates released this week. The last time this indicator increased for Vermont was 2011.

Improvements in household income in 2015 were experienced nationwide and reported earlier this week by the Census Bureau.

Poverty rate estimates also decreased in Vermont and the U.S. for 2015. Vermont's estimated poverty rate decreased to 10.2% in 2015, with an estimated 61,000 Vermonters below the poverty line. Twenty-five percent of Vermonters living in poor households are children.