Arlington is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,277 people and just one neighborhood, Arlington is the 68th largest community in Vermont. Much of the housing stock in Arlington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), sales jobs (10.74%) and management occupations (9.47%).
Of important note, Arlington is also a town of artists. Arlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Arlington’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.67% 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 overall crime rate in Arlington is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Arlington is worth considering.
Arlington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.