Vermont has cities, towns, places, areas and gores, just to name a few ways we define populated areas. While some are filled with more prosperity than others, two things are certain: 1. There is undeniable beautiful in every town and 2. Vermonters are some of the most hard working people you’ll ever meet. These are facts. However, when it comes to a paycheck, these facts become a bit more grey. While the amount on a paycheck cannot define a person’s total worth, there are calculations done to see which of our towns, areas and places are the richest in Vermont.
10. Buels Gore
Buel's Gore is a tiny place... and we mean TINY! At the 2010 census, a whopping 30 people lived in this small place which is not technically a town, but gores and grants are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government. They average a per capita income of $32,533.
Dorset is home to America's oldest marble quarry, which provided the stone for the New York Public Library Main Branch building in New York City. The average income per capita for Dorset is $32,956.
The town of Charlotte lies close to Burlington, is located on Lake Champlain, and has some of the most breathtaking scenery in Vermont. This town of 3,754 has the 8th highest income in the state averaging $33,942 per capita.
This town of 158 people cashes in at #7 highest incomes in Vermont. It may be small, but it's certainly mighty with an average income of $34,929.
Home to some of Vermont's wealthiest residents, the town of Norwich comes in at number 6 with an average per capita income of $35,285. With its close proximity to Ivy League Dartmouth, it's the perfect spot for the excellent and educational Montshire Museum. Pictured is the outdoor staircase at the Montshire.
Despite having the top 5th average income in the state, many of Stowe's residents have a second job at the mountain for the perk of employee passes. The average here is $35,474.
Home to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, this small town of 566 includes the villages of Weston as well as the Island. The average income is $36,546 for this town in Windsor county.
Along the shores of Lake Champlain, you'll find this lovely suburb of Burlington. The average income among the 7,144 residents is $37,210.
2. Manchester Village
Luckily the designer outlets are so readily available, as the 749 residents of Manchester Village (2010 census) enjoy the second highest income per capita in Vermont with $40,851 per year.
1. Old Bennington
This village in located in the heart of Bennington had 130 people living there at the 2010 census. They are likely living well, as they top the chart for highest income in Vermont. So what's the highest per capita income in Vermont? $40,884 - nearly double the US average.
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