Hartland is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,379 people and just one neighborhood, Hartland is the 46th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hartland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hartland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hartland who work in healthcare (11.84%), office and administrative support (10.65%) and sales jobs (9.84%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Hartland has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Hartland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Hartland is also a town of artists. Hartland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hartland’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.16% 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
Hartland 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, Hartland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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!) Hartland 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. Hartland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hartland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hartland may be for you.
Being a small town, Hartland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.