Dummerston is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,829 people and just one neighborhood, Dummerston is the 85th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Dummerston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dummerston is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dummerston who work in management occupations (17.25%), office and administrative support (11.99%) and teaching (11.53%).
Of important note, Dummerston is also a town of artists. Dummerston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dummerston’s character.
Also of interest is that Dummerston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Dummerston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.49% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Dummerston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Dummerston is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dummerston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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, Dummerston is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Dummerston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.