Orleans is a tiny town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 342 people and just one neighborhood, Orleans is the 135th largest community in Vermont. Orleans has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Orleans is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orleans is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orleans who work in management occupations (19.88%), office and administrative support (13.45%) and healthcare (12.28%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Orleans is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Because of many things, Orleans is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Orleans really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orleans perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Orleans has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Orleans a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Orleans is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Orleans, the average commute to work is 34.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Orleans is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.