Charleston - Holland Area is a tiny town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,360 people and just one neighborhood, Charleston - Holland Area is the 125th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Charleston - Holland Area is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.94% of the Charleston - Holland Area workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Charleston - Holland Area is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charleston - Holland Area who work in management occupations (13.46%), farm management occupations (9.09%) and teaching (9.00%).
In addition, many people in Charleston - Holland Area have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.46% 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
Another notable thing is that Charleston - Holland Area is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Charleston - Holland Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Charleston - Holland Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Charleston - Holland Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.