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. Much of the housing stock in Montpelier was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Montpelier is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.77% 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 (13.04%), teaching (12.52%), and management occupations (11.35%).

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.

One of the benefits of Montpelier is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.08 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.

If knowledge is power, Montpelier is a pretty powerful place. 52.53% of the adults in Montpelier have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Montpelier in 2010 was $32,108, which is upper middle income relative to Vermont, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,432 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Montpelier include English, Irish, German, and French .

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