East Montpelier is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,626 people and just one neighborhood, East Montpelier is the 65th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, East Montpelier isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Montpelier are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Montpelier is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Montpelier who work in management occupations (11.93%), office and administrative support (10.97%) and teaching (10.22%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.70% 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
Because of many things, East Montpelier is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Montpelier really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Montpelier perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East Montpelier has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East Montpelier has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Montpelier than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Montpelier may be for you.