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  Chittenden County is the wealthiest county in Vermont. Burlington is the largest city located within this county.
  The population of Chittenden county is estimated at 161,522. In 2017 there were 1,561 births and 1,081 deaths in Chittenden county. Chittenden county has 30,427 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 9,883 that are owned free and clear and 21,517 that are renter occupied.


  The good residents of Chittenden County filed 84,470 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 25.9% of all Vermont filings and 0.057% of the entire nation. Chittenden had a combined total federal tax liability of $992,559,000 on earned income of $6,233,015,000. Other notable statistics from Chittenden County were 2,620 unemployment claims which collected a total of $10,620,000 and 23,020 charitable contributions valued at $112,166,000. 27,460 filings from Chittenden County paid a combined total of $178,745,000 in property taxes and 23,090 filings paid $175,256,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Chittenden county had 126 religious congregations with an estimated 61,199 members.


49.6% of the Chittenden population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 6.1% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 48% of Chittenden County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 732 votes.

At $65,851 the median income is 113.0% of the Vermont average. An estimated 2,182 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Chittenden, the equivalant of around 2.3% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 2.5%.


Top 15 Industries in Chittenden County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
14,159Health care and social assistance
12,464Retail trade
9,861Manufacturing
8,124Accommodation and food services
6,567Food services and drinking places
6,327Professional, scientific, and technical services
5,782Ambulatory health care services
5,586Restaurants and other eating places
4,085Wholesale trade
3,915Information
3,393Full-service restaurants
3,358Finance and insurance
2,989Food and beverage stores
2,877Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
2,796Grocery stores

In 2018 10.68% of listings in Chittenden County (averaging across 2 zip codes; 5403) dropped their price.


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Map of Chittenden County, VT