Did you know Vermont is the second least populous state in the USA? This week we are discussing Vermont employment background check information, VT crime data, and other general Vermont state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Vermont Population and Age Distribution. Vermont’s estimated population was 0.6 million. The median age was 42.4 years. 20% of the population was under the age of 18, and 16% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $52,977. The total number of households was 258,520 with an average of 2.32 people.
Vermont Employment and Unemployment Rate. 62.9% of the Vermont population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 9th in the nation. The Vermont unemployment rate is 6.4% which was ranked 45th in the country.
Types of Vermont Employers. The types of employers in Vermont were as follows: 31,024 (9.5%) were self-employed, 45,645 (14%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 248,515 (76.2%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Vermont Industries. The top five industries by percent in Vermont were: Educational Services and Health Care (27.5%), Retail (11.8%), Manufacturing (10.9%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.2%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9%).
Vermont Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Vermont’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (40.6%), Sales and Office (21.7%), Service (17.1%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (10.6%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (10%).
Vermont Health Insurance Coverage. 94% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (7% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 69% had private coverage and 39% had public coverage.
Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Vermont reported a disability. The Vermont disability claim rate was ranked 17th in the country.
For a list of Vermont counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Vermont Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Vermont had 893 total violent crimes (which ranked 52nd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.21% (which ranked it 47th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 8 were murders, 121 were forcible rapes, 112 were robberies, and 652 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Vermont had 15,016 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 3,965 were burglaries, 10,616 were larceny/thefts, and 435 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Vermont had the 4th most law enforcement employees per population. Vermont ranked 4th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Vermont crime information, please see the Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC).
Vermont Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Vermont employment background check products: a Vermont county criminal background check and a Vermont state criminal background check.
The Vermont county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years. The Vermont county criminal check results are provided within five to seven business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
The Vermont state criminal background check includes a Vermont corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Vermont as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of recent and current incarcerated inmates. The Vermont state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Vermont criminal background check webpage.
Other Vermont employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Vermont” data is from 2011. “Vermont Crime Data” data is from 2012.