Pawlet is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,438 people and just one neighborhood, Pawlet is the 97th largest community in Vermont. Much of the housing stock in Pawlet was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Pawlet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pawlet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pawlet is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pawlet who work in teaching (14.13%), management occupations (12.01%) and office and administrative support (8.05%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.89% 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
Because of many things, Pawlet 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, Pawlet really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pawlet 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.