Town Bites

Charlotte heads the state in median wealth
UVM economics professor, Art Woolf wrote a column recently that appeared in the Burlington Free Press on December 20 in which he analyzed the various types of households and their median incomes for 2016.

Low and behold, Charlotte led the state in terms of household income as well as that for families and married-couple families. Seven of the towns with the highest median household incomes are in Chittenden County with only Norwich outside this region. Shelburne, Underhill and Jericho follow Norwich and Charlotte. Williston, Essex, South Burlington and Hinesburg all have median incomes for married-couple families exceeding $100,000. Charlotte’s median household income is $123,783. A household may consist of a variety of living arrangements, beginning with a single person or a group of people who share a home. It may be a single parent or a married couple with or without children. Seventy-five percent of Vermonters live in a family situation, and their median income comes from all workers in their settings.

McClure Foundation announces funding for college access and career education
The Warren and Lois McClure Foundation has long been a benefactor of projects that have an impact on Vermont. It has announced that funding is now available for the 2018-19 school year for “efforts that improve equitable access to the postsecondary and career education that leads to Vermont’s most promising jobs.” For more information about the offerings, go the the McClure Foundation or Vermont Community Foundation websites.