Putney is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,681 people and just one neighborhood, Putney is the 62nd largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Putney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Putney is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Putney who work in management occupations (15.80%), teaching (15.49%) and office and administrative support (8.48%).
Of important note, Putney is also a town of artists. Putney has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Putney’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Putney telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.07% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Putney, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Putney provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Putney. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Putney.