Marlboro & Halifax is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,790 people and just one neighborhood, Marlboro & Halifax is the 114th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marlboro & Halifax is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marlboro & Halifax is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlboro & Halifax who work in management occupations (16.22%), teaching (11.29%) and office and administrative support (9.86%).
Of important note, Marlboro & Halifax is also a town of artists. Marlboro & Halifax has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Marlboro & Halifax’s character.
Also of interest is that Marlboro & Halifax has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Marlboro & Halifax telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Marlboro & Halifax, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Marlboro & Halifax provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Another notable thing is that Marlboro & Halifax 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.
Overall, Marlboro & Halifax’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.