East Montpelier is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,626 people and just one neighborhood, East Montpelier is the 65th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, East Montpelier isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Montpelier are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Montpelier is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Montpelier who work in management occupations (11.93%), office and administrative support (10.97%) and teaching (10.22%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.70% 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
East Montpelier is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.