Rupert & Sandgate is a tiny town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,098 people and just one neighborhood, Rupert & Sandgate is the 128th largest community in Vermont. Rupert & Sandgate has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Rupert & Sandgate is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rupert & Sandgate is a town of managers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rupert & Sandgate who work in management occupations (15.70%), food service (10.27%) and maintenance occupations (7.95%).
Of important note, Rupert & Sandgate is also a town of artists. Rupert & Sandgate has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rupert & Sandgate’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.35% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Another notable thing is that Rupert & Sandgate is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Rupert & Sandgate’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Rupert & Sandgate’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe 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, Rupert & Sandgate has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rupert & Sandgate a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.