Jamaica is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,022 people and just one neighborhood, Jamaica is the 117th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Jamaica isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jamaica are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jamaica is a town of service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamaica who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), food service (10.54%) and maintenance occupations (10.14%).
Of important note, Jamaica is also a town of artists. Jamaica has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jamaica’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.61% 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
Another notable thing is that Jamaica is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jamaica has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jamaica a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Jamaica is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.