Jacksonville is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,344 people and just one neighborhood, Jacksonville is the 100th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jacksonville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.53% of the Jacksonville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Jacksonville is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jacksonville who work in sales jobs (11.90%), management occupations (11.25%) and office and administrative support (10.29%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.87% 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
Another notable thing is that Jacksonville is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Jacksonville’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Jacksonville 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, Jacksonville’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, Jacksonville is worth considering.