Lamoille County vs. Vermont
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2018
Introduction
Lamoille County:
2018 Population = 25,300
2018 Percent of State = 4.0%
Vermont:
2018 Population = 626,299
2018 Percent of State = 0.2%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Lamoille County with comparisons to Vermont and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Lamoille County vs. Vermont's population growth over 1969-2018. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2018
Population, 1969-2018
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Lamoille County's annual population for the period 1969-2018 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 50-year period, Lamoille County's population rose from 13,040 in 1969 to 25,300 in 2018, for a net gain of 12,260, or 94.0%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2018
Population, 1969-2018
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Vermont's annual population for the period 1969-2018 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 50-year period, Vermont's population rose from 437,000 in 1969 to 626,299 in 2018, for a net gain of 189,299, or 43.3%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2018
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2018
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Lamoille County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Vermont, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Lamoille County's overall population growth was 94.0% over 1969-2018 outpaced Vermont's increase of 43.3%, and topped the United States' increase of 62.5%.
Population as a Percent of the Vermont Total: 1969-2018
Population as a Percent of the Vermont Total: 1969-2018
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Lamoille County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to Vermont's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than Vermont's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Lamoille County's population totaled 3.0% of Vermont's population, while in 2018 it comprised 4.0% thereby yielding a +1.1% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2018 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2018
vs.
1969
+1.06%
=
4.04%
-
2.98%
 
   
Lamoille County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2018
Lamoille County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2018
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Lamoille County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2018. The average annual percent change for the entire 49-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Lamoille County's population grew at an annual rate of 1.37% over 1970-2018. The county recorded its highest growth in 1973 (7.09%) and recorded its lowest growth in 1980 (-0.63%). In 2018, Lamoille County's population declined by -0.18%
Lamoille County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2018
Lamoille County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2018
Figure 6.
Over the past five decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again traces the annual percent change in Lamoille County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2018.
During the 1970s, Lamoille County's annual population growth rate averaged 2.64%. It averaged 1.42% in the 1980s, 1.60% during the 1990s, 0.60% throughout the 2000s, and 0.50% thus far this decade (2010 to 2018).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Lamoille County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Vermont and the nation. As the chart reveals, Lamoille County's average annual population growth surpassed Vermont's average throughout the 1970s (2.64% vs. 1.47%), outperformed Vermont's average throughout the 1980s (1.42% vs. 0.98%), recorded above Vermont's average in the 1990s (1.60% vs. 0.81%), topped Vermont's average throughout the 2000s (0.60% vs. 0.33%), and recorded above Vermont's average over the 9 year period of the last decade, 2010-2018 (0.50% vs. 0.03%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Lamoille County registered above the nation over the 1970s (2.64% vs. 1.10%), registered above the nation throughout the 1980s (1.42% vs. 0.95%), outpaced the nation during the 1990s (1.60% vs. 1.23%), posted below the nation over the 2000s (0.60% vs. 0.95%), and posted below the nation over 2010-2018 (0.50% vs. 0.72%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.37
2.64
1.42
1.60
0.60
0.50
-0.18
 
0.74
1.47
0.98
0.81
0.33
0.03
0.28
 
1.00
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.72
0.62
 
   

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Lamoille County:
Population, 1969-2018
 
1969
 
13,040
100.0
N
2.98
1970
 
13,362
102.5
2.47
2.99
1971
 
13,643
104.6
2.10
3.00
1972
 
14,238
109.2
4.36
3.07
1973
 
15,248
116.9
7.09
3.25
1974
 
15,520
119.0
1.78
3.28
1975
 
15,767
120.9
1.59
3.29
1976
 
15,883
121.8
0.74
3.27
1977
 
16,124
123.7
1.52
3.28
1978
 
16,372
125.6
1.54
3.29
1979
 
16,898
129.6
3.21
3.34
1980
 
16,792
128.8
-0.63
3.28
1981
 
16,859
129.3
0.40
3.27
1982
 
17,045
130.7
1.10
3.28
1983
 
17,421
133.6
2.21
3.33
1984
 
17,717
135.9
1.70
3.36
1985
 
17,802
136.5
0.48
3.36
1986
 
17,914
137.4
0.63
3.35
1987
 
18,379
140.9
2.60
3.40
1988
 
18,873
144.7
2.69
3.43
1989
 
19,452
149.2
3.07
3.49
1990
 
19,861
152.3
2.10
3.52
1991
 
20,399
156.4
2.71
3.59
1992
 
20,628
158.2
1.12
3.60
1993
 
20,936
160.6
1.49
3.62
1994
 
21,216
162.7
1.34
3.63
1995
 
21,523
165.1
1.45
3.65
1996
 
21,940
168.3
1.94
3.70
1997
 
22,112
169.6
0.78
3.70
1998
 
22,416
171.9
1.37
3.73
1999
 
22,792
174.8
1.68
3.77
2000
 
23,285
178.6
2.16
3.82
2001
 
23,378
179.3
0.40
3.82
2002
 
23,475
180.0
0.41
3.81
2003
 
23,539
180.5
0.27
3.81
2004
 
23,444
179.8
-0.40
3.78
2005
 
23,421
179.6
-0.10
3.77
2006
 
23,642
181.3
0.94
3.80
2007
 
23,778
182.3
0.58
3.81
2008
 
23,971
183.8
0.81
3.84
2009
 
24,193
185.5
0.93
3.87
2010
 
24,517
188.0
1.34
3.92
2011
 
24,706
189.5
0.77
3.94
2012
 
24,945
191.3
0.97
3.98
2013
 
25,112
192.6
0.67
4.01
2014
 
25,130
192.7
0.07
4.02
2015
 
25,238
193.5
0.43
4.04
2016
 
25,325
194.2
0.34
4.06
2017
 
25,345
194.4
0.08
4.06
2018
 
25,300
194.0
-0.18
4.04
Source: Calculations by the Vermont Regional Economic Analysis Project (VT-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2019
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Vermont:
Population, 1969-2018
 
1969
 
437,000
100.0
N
0.22
1970
 
446,323
102.1
2.13
0.22
1971
 
454,357
104.0
1.80
0.22
1972
 
463,214
106.0
1.95
0.22
1973
 
468,533
107.2
1.15
0.22
1974
 
473,138
108.3
0.98
0.22
1975
 
479,894
109.8
1.43
0.22
1976
 
485,144
111.0
1.09
0.22
1977
 
492,174
112.6
1.45
0.22
1978
 
498,284
114.0
1.24
0.22
1979
 
505,711
115.7
1.49
0.23
1980
 
512,524
117.3
1.35
0.23
1981
 
515,594
118.0
0.60
0.22
1982
 
519,108
118.8
0.68
0.22
1983
 
523,302
119.7
0.81
0.22
1984
 
526,658
120.5
0.64
0.22
1985
 
530,035
121.3
0.64
0.22
1986
 
534,066
122.2
0.76
0.22
1987
 
540,267
123.6
1.16
0.22
1988
 
549,763
125.8
1.76
0.22
1989
 
557,708
127.6
1.45
0.23
1990
 
564,798
129.2
1.27
0.23
1991
 
568,606
130.1
0.67
0.22
1992
 
572,751
131.1
0.73
0.22
1993
 
577,748
132.2
0.87
0.22
1994
 
583,836
133.6
1.05
0.22
1995
 
589,002
134.8
0.88
0.22
1996
 
593,701
135.9
0.80
0.22
1997
 
597,239
136.7
0.60
0.22
1998
 
600,416
137.4
0.53
0.22
1999
 
604,683
138.4
0.71
0.22
2000
 
609,618
139.5
0.82
0.22
2001
 
612,223
140.1
0.43
0.21
2002
 
615,442
140.8
0.53
0.21
2003
 
617,858
141.4
0.39
0.21
2004
 
619,920
141.9
0.33
0.21
2005
 
621,215
142.2
0.21
0.21
2006
 
622,892
142.5
0.27
0.21
2007
 
623,481
142.7
0.09
0.21
2008
 
624,151
142.8
0.11
0.21
2009
 
624,817
143.0
0.11
0.20
2010
 
625,880
143.2
0.17
0.20
2011
 
626,979
143.5
0.18
0.20
2012
 
626,063
143.3
-0.15
0.20
2013
 
626,212
143.3
0.02
0.20
2014
 
625,218
143.1
-0.16
0.20
2015
 
625,197
143.1
0.00
0.19
2016
 
623,644
142.7
-0.25
0.19
2017
 
624,525
142.9
0.14
0.19
2018
 
626,299
143.3
0.28
0.19
Source: Calculations by the Vermont Regional Economic Analysis Project (VT-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2019
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United States:
Population, 1969-2018
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,326,085
153.7
0.83
2011
 
311,580,009
154.8
0.73
2012
 
313,874,218
155.9
0.74
2013
 
316,057,727
157.0
0.70
2014
 
318,386,421
158.2
0.74
2015
 
320,742,673
159.3
0.74
2016
 
323,071,342
160.5
0.73
2017
 
325,147,121
161.5
0.64
2018
 
327,167,434
162.5
0.62
Source: Calculations by the Vermont Regional Economic Analysis Project (VT-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2019
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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