East Montpelier is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,599 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.54% 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
Because of many things, East Montpelier is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Montpelier really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Montpelier perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, East Montpelier is worth considering.