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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Montpelier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.70% 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
East Montpelier 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, East Montpelier’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.