Bellows Falls, VT Senior Guide

The Bellows Falls, VT Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Bellows Falls live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Bellows Falls with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Bellows Falls, VT seniors.

  • 14% of the population of Bellows Falls, VT are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 43% of those seniors living in Bellows Falls, VT are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 9% of Bellows Falls senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 45% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 18% of Bellows Falls, VT residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Bellows Falls is $15,495/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Bellows Falls senior is $20,737 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Vermont ranks 20th for Long Term Care and 1st for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 9 working seniors in Bellows Falls Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 30% of the seniors in Bellows Falls are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (21%) working aged (65%) seniors (14%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Bellows Falls, VT.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 190 seniors living alone in Bellows Falls. Of these, 72% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

69% of males 65 and older are married compared with 49% of females.
36% of females are widowed compared with 14% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 4% of Bellows Falls senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 18% of Bellows Falls senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

31% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Vermont

Care TypeVermont Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$763$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$2,678$1,492
Assisted Living$4,020$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$4,004$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$4,195$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$8,502$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$8,760$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Vermont with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Vermont Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Vermont's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionVermont 2011 RankVermont 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#19#15
Choice of Setting & Provider#4#8
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#30#17
Support for Family Caregivers#39#12
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#5
Overall Rank#20#20

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Vermont

Click here for an expanded view of Vermont's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Vermont 2013 Rank Vermont 2015 Rank
Overall #2 #1
All Determinants #2 #1
Behaviors #6 #4
Smoking #2 #10
Chronic Drinking #39 #35
Obesity #14 #12
Underweight #13 #10
Physical Inactivity #8 #6
Dental Visit #19 #12
Pain Management #37 #28
Education #2 #2
Community #8 #2
Community & Environment - Macro #12 #7
Poverty #8 #7
Volunteerism #9 #9
Nursing Home Quality #5 #11
Community & Environment - Micro #6 #4
Food Insecurity #15 #10
Community Support #5 #5
Policy #8 #5
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #7 #7
Prescription Drug Coverage #29 #29
Geriatrician Shortfall #14 #15
Clinical Care #1 #13
Dedicated Health Care Provider #3 #9
Flu Vaccine #10 #18
Health Screenings #12 #10
Recommended Hospital Care #1 #10
Diabetes Management #29 #34
Home Health Care #5 #6
Preventable Hospitalizations #7 #12
Hospital Readmissions #6 #6
Hospice Care #46 #46
Hospital Deaths #20 #39
All Outcomes #9 #9
ICU Use #1 #2
Falls #34 #43
Hip Fracture #16 #12
Health Status #1 #3
Able-bodied #17 #8
Premature Death #14 #23
Teeth Extractions #28 #30
Poor Mental Health Days #19 #9
Multiple Chronic Conditions #5 #7
Cognition #25 #16
Depression #42 #44

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Bellows Falls, VT financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Bellows Falls is $20,737 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

75% of senior households in Bellows Falls earn less than $30,000 per year, while 0% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Bellows Falls is $15,495 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Bellows Falls is $19,068 Source: Census.gov ACS
2% of seniors in Bellows Falls, VT are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

15% of Bellows Falls seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

96% of seniors living in Bellows Falls speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
11% of the seniors in Bellows Falls are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

33% of senior homeowners in Bellows Falls have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    264 North Winooski Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05402
    Michael Benvenuto
    (802) 863-5620
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    HC 2 South
    Waterbury, VT 05671
    Monica Hutt, Commisioner
    (802) 241-2401
    ahs-dail-deptwebmaster@vermont.gov
    Website
    7:45 am - 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday excluding state holidays
  • Senior Solutions, Council on Aging for Southeast Vermont

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services
    38 Pleasant Street
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Carol Stamatakis
    (802) 885-2655
    cstamatakis@seniorsolutionsvt.org
    Website
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    103 South Main Street
    Waterbury, VT 05671
    Website
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    Northeastern VT Area Agency on Aging
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    judithcrawford@usa.net
    Website
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Brain Injury Association of Vermont

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    92 South Main Street
    Waterbury, VT 05676
    Trevor Squirrell
    (802) 244-6850
    support1@biavt.org
    Website
    9:00 am- 4:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Vermont 2-1-1

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    United Ways of Vermont
    Essex Junction, VT 05453
    MaryEllen Mendl
    (802) 861-0146
    info@vermont211.org
    Website
    24/7 days a week
  • Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) - ADRC

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    11 East State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.