Arlington is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,295 people and just one neighborhood, Arlington is the 68th largest community in Vermont. Arlington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Arlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (11.69%), management occupations (11.30%) and teaching (9.90%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.37% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
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.