Brattleboro is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 11,607 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brattleboro is the seventh largest community in Vermont. Brattleboro has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, Brattleboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brattleboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brattleboro is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brattleboro who work in management occupations (13.26%), office and administrative support (11.03%), and teaching (9.73%).
A relatively large number of people in Brattleboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One of the benefits of Brattleboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Brattleboro, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Brattleboro is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Brattleboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.78% of adults in Brattleboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brattleboro in 2010 was $26,802, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,208 for a family of four. However, Brattleboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brattleboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brattleboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brattleboro include Irish, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Brattleboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Laotian and Spanish.