Pownal is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,527 people and just one neighborhood, Pownal is the 42nd largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pownal is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pownal is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Pownal who work in sales jobs (15.61%), office and administrative support (11.50%) and management occupations (8.77%).
Also of interest is that Pownal has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.37% 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
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, Pownal is worth considering.
Being a small town, Pownal does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.