Dorset is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,987 people and just one neighborhood, Dorset is the 76th largest community in Vermont.
Real Estate Prices
Dorset home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Dorset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Dorset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dorset is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dorset who work in sales jobs (18.46%), management occupations (16.65%) and office and administrative support (10.79%).
Of important note, Dorset is also a town of artists. Dorset has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dorset’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.66% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Dorset is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Dorset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dorset a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dorset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dorset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Dorset is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Dorset doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.