Richmond is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 4,129 people and just one neighborhood, Richmond is the 35th largest community in Vermont.
Real Estate Prices
Richmond real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Richmond house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Richmond isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Richmond are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richmond is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in teaching (15.58%), management occupations (11.56%) and office and administrative support (10.87%).
Of important note, Richmond is also a town of artists. Richmond has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Richmond’s character.
Also of interest is that Richmond 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 Richmond telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.86% 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
In addition, Richmond is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Richmond 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, Richmond really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Richmond 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.