Newbury is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,202 people and just one neighborhood, Newbury is the 70th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newbury is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newbury who work in management occupations (16.57%), office and administrative support (10.76%) and sales jobs (7.95%).
Also of interest is that Newbury 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 Newbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.32% 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
Overall, Newbury’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Newbury has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Newbury has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Newbury than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Newbury may be for you.