Middlebury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,780 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlebury is the 13th largest community in Vermont.
Middlebury real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Middlebury house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Middlebury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Middlebury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlebury who work in teaching (13.99%), management occupations (12.16%), and office and administrative support (10.63%).
Also of interest is that Middlebury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.19% 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.
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.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Middlebury. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Middlebury.
One of the benefits of Middlebury is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Middlebury are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.59% 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 2018 was $28,311, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,244 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 Irish, English, German, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Middlebury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.