The Mad River Valley Data Report addresses the requirements of the 1998 Memorandum of Understanding and provides information for community use and planning purposes.

After months of collection, calculation, and analysis, the 2023 Mad River Valley Annual Data Report is here!

Each year, the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) collects, analyzes, and shares data pertaining to various community indicators for community use and planning purposes. The effort is focused on helping the community understand how it is doing, identifying what areas can be improved upon, and ultimately enable data-informed decisions that affect the future.

The 2023 MRV Data Report focuses on trends relating to population, housing, economics, the environment, town infrastructure, and much more. Within each section, the report explores the long-term changes that have occurred and provides an opportunity to reflect on what these changes may mean for our community.

MRVPD’s last full data report was in 2019, at which time the organization doubled its efforts and created the MRV Community Dashboard as an online tool for accessing data. In 2023, MRVPD have developed both a full printed data report as well as an updated version of the MRV Community Dashboard. Both the 2023 MRV Data Report and MRV Community Dashboard can be found here on our website.

Data used in this report is publicly available, except where noted. Sugarbush Resort contributes to the creation of this report and provides data in compliance with the MOU. While community-level data can be challenging to gather and interpret with small populations, narrowing in on the specific story of the Mad River Valley can offer valuable insights into local trends, changes, and opportunities.

Our thanks to local contributors including: the towns of Fayston, Waitsfield, and Warren; the MRV Ambulance Service; the MRV Food Shelf; Mad River Glen; Friends of the Mad River; and the Mad River Conservation Partnership. Additional thanks to the VT Housing Finance Agency; VT Department of Taxes; VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development; VT Agency of Education; Efficiency VT; VT Community Energy Dashboard; and VT State Police.