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Vermont

State Facts

Minimum Wage$12.55
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$23.40
Number of Renter Households75,478
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
19,139
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
25%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
33,219
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
44%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$653/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$691/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,152/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$965/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,217/mo

Working at minimum wage $12.55/hr

Each week you have to work 59 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 262,852 174,353 88,499 14,700 14,585 12,618 2,882 10,770 12,670 11,678 25,349 25,310 19,162 24,629
Renter 75,478 46,113 29,365 3,633 3,886 3,148 489 3,009 2,451 2,569 7,223 7,517 6,188 6,000
Percent Renters 29% 26% 33% 25% 27% 25% 17% 28% 19% 22% 28% 30% 32% 24%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $16.66 $14.62 $19.87 $14.98 $14.67 $14.25 $11.25 $15.40 $15.13 $12.27 $15.65 $14.62 $14.12 $14.56
One-Bedroom $18.57 $16.15 $22.37 $16.88 $15.81 $14.81 $12.58 $15.50 $15.25 $14.37 $16.04 $16.71 $16.79 $17.13
Two-Bedroom $23.40 $19.93 $28.85 $21.48 $19.58 $16.87 $15.02 $20.40 $20.06 $16.37 $18.87 $22.00 $20.94 $20.08
Three-Bedroom $29.70 $25.91 $35.65 $27.48 $25.71 $20.85 $19.85 $25.83 $25.08 $21.77 $25.85 $27.96 $25.88 $27.96
Four-Bedroom $32.70 $28.61 $39.12 $29.13 $26.54 $28.87 $20.87 $27.67 $27.62 $23.92 $31.15 $29.83 $28.40 $28.65
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $867 $760 $1,033 $779 $763 $741 $585 $801 $787 $638 $814 $760 $734 $757
One-Bedroom $965 $840 $1,163 $878 $822 $770 $654 $806 $793 $747 $834 $869 $873 $891
Two-Bedroom $1,217 $1,036 $1,500 $1,117 $1,018 $877 $781 $1,061 $1,043 $851 $981 $1,144 $1,089 $1,044
Three-Bedroom $1,545 $1,348 $1,854 $1,429 $1,337 $1,084 $1,032 $1,343 $1,304 $1,132 $1,344 $1,454 $1,346 $1,454
Four-Bedroom $1,700 $1,488 $2,034 $1,515 $1,380 $1,501 $1,085 $1,439 $1,436 $1,244 $1,620 $1,551 $1,477 $1,490
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $34,660 $30,420 $41,320 $31,160 $30,520 $29,640 $23,400 $32,040 $31,480 $25,520 $32,560 $30,400 $29,360 $30,280
One-Bedroom $38,619 $33,587 $46,520 $35,120 $32,880 $30,800 $26,160 $32,240 $31,720 $29,880 $33,360 $34,760 $34,920 $35,640
Two-Bedroom $48,664 $41,446 $60,000 $44,680 $40,720 $35,080 $31,240 $42,440 $41,720 $34,040 $39,240 $45,760 $43,560 $41,760
Three-Bedroom $61,784 $53,902 $74,160 $57,160 $53,480 $43,360 $41,280 $53,720 $52,160 $45,280 $53,760 $58,160 $53,840 $58,160
Four-Bedroom $68,012 $59,513 $81,360 $60,600 $55,200 $60,040 $43,400 $57,560 $57,440 $49,760 $64,800 $62,040 $59,080 $59,600
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653 $653
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 53 47 63 48 47 45 36 49 48 39 50 47 45 46
One-Bedroom 59 51 71 54 50 47 40 49 49 46 51 53 54 55
Two-Bedroom 75 64 92 68 62 54 48 65 64 52 60 70 67 64
Three-Bedroom 95 83 114 88 82 66 63 82 80 69 82 89 83 89
Four-Bedroom 104 91 125 93 85 92 67 88 88 76 99 95 91 91
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893 $893
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268 $268
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $27,642 $25,075 $32,700 $28,170 $24,720 $21,690 $17,520 $25,650 $24,960 $19,740 $24,780 $27,420 $24,120 $27,030
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $46,070 $41,792 $54,500 $46,950 $41,200 $36,150 $29,200 $42,750 $41,600 $32,900 $41,300 $45,700 $40,200 $45,050
Median Renter Household Income $41,248 $38,410 $45,705 $50,514 $35,109 $33,732 $31,279 $42,415 $40,497 $35,229 $34,482 $43,028 $34,343 $37,894
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $691 $627 $818 $704 $618 $542 $438 $641 $624 $494 $620 $686 $603 $676
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,152 $1,045 $1,363 $1,174 $1,030 $904 $730 $1,069 $1,040 $823 $1,033 $1,143 $1,005 $1,126
Median Renter Household Income $1,031 $960 $1,143 $1,263 $878 $843 $782 $1,060 $1,012 $881 $862 $1,076 $859 $947

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Cashiers7,270$14.54
Fast Food and Counter Workers3,770$14.58
Waiters and Waitresses2,840$14.59
Food Preparation Workers2,170$14.62
Retail Salespersons7,750$15.06
Stockers and Order Fillers3,910$15.06
Home Health and Personal Care Aides5,370$15.28
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4,010$16.26
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary4,950$18.49
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2,450$18.55
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$18.57
Nursing Assistants2,620$18.61
Social and Human Service Assistants3,520$18.74
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,090$19.05
Construction Laborers2,150$19.17
Customer Service Representatives3,930$19.18
Light Truck Drivers2,280$19.19
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4,770$19.27
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2,490$19.27
Office Clerks, General3,240$19.32
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$23.40
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2,770$23.59
All Occupations283,990$23.86
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2,610$23.91
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3,900$24.02
Carpenters2,730$24.27
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers3,060$24.88
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education2,640$31.09
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education3,900$31.14
Accountants and Auditors2,380$35.37
Registered Nurses7,210$38.34
General and Operations Managers7,940$38.99
Compliance Officers2,000$39.78