Montpelier, VT
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Montpelier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 7,592 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Montpelier is the 14th largest community in Vermont. Montpelier has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Montpelier real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Montpelier house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Montpelier is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Montpelier is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montpelier who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), teaching (11.63%), and management occupations (10.13%).

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

Also of interest is that Montpelier has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.10% 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.65 minutes getting to work every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Montpelier, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Montpelier is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.64% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Montpelier in 2010 was $33,082, which is upper middle income relative to Vermont, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,328 for a family of four. However, Montpelier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Montpelier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montpelier residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Montpelier include Irish, European, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Montpelier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and French.