Middlebury, VT
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Middlebury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,557 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlebury is the 13th largest community in Vermont.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middlebury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middlebury is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlebury who work in teaching (15.66%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and management occupations (10.19%).

Of important note, Middlebury is also a town of artists. Middlebury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Middlebury’s character.

Middlebury is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Middlebury to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Middlebury spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.45 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Middlebury are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.26% of adults in Middlebury have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Middlebury in 2010 was $25,671, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,684 for a family of four. However, Middlebury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middlebury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middlebury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlebury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Middlebury include English, German, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Middlebury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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