Newfane is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,684 people and just one neighborhood, Newfane is the 90th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newfane is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newfane is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newfane who work in teaching (11.98%), office and administrative support (11.75%) and management occupations (9.83%).
Of important note, Newfane is also a town of artists. Newfane has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Newfane’s character.
Also of interest is that Newfane 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: 23.47% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Newfane is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Newfane’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small town, Newfane doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.