East Montpelier is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,576 people and just one neighborhood, East Montpelier is the 65th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Montpelier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Montpelier is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Montpelier who work in teaching (12.77%), management occupations (10.43%) and office and administrative support (9.33%).
A relatively large number of people in East Montpelier telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.54% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because of many things, East Montpelier is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Montpelier a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Montpelier has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Montpelier’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, East Montpelier has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes East Montpelier a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.