Brattleboro, VT
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Living in Brattleboro


Brattleboro is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 11,332 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brattleboro is the seventh largest community in Vermont. Brattleboro has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Brattleboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 teaching (12.98%), management occupations (11.64%), and office and administrative support (10.63%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 17.09 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.

The education level of Brattleboro ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brattleboro, 44.44% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Brattleboro in 2018 was $28,054, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,216 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Brattleboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German/Yiddish.