Montpelier is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,015 people and just one neighborhood, Montpelier is the 112th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Montpelier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montpelier is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Montpelier who work in management occupations (24.24%), office and administrative support (17.43%) and sales jobs (7.89%).
Also of interest is that Montpelier 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: 9.77% 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
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, Montpelier has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Montpelier a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Montpelier is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montpelier, the average commute to work is 35.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.