Manchester is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 4,313 people and just one neighborhood, Manchester is the 32nd largest community in Vermont.
Real Estate Prices
Manchester home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Manchester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in management occupations (18.69%), office and administrative support (15.42%) and sales jobs (12.10%).
Of important note, Manchester is also a town of artists. Manchester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Manchester’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.07% 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
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!) Manchester 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. Manchester has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Manchester than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Manchester may be for you.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.71 minutes getting to work every day.