Arlington is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,277 people and just one neighborhood, Arlington is the 68th largest community in Vermont. Arlington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), sales jobs (10.74%) and management occupations (9.47%).
Of important note, Arlington is also a town of artists. Arlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Arlington’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Arlington’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Arlington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Arlington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Arlington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Arlington may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Arlington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.