Rutland, VT
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Rutland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,601 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rutland is the fifth largest community in Vermont. Rutland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Rutland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rutland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rutland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutland who work in sales jobs (12.93%), office and administrative support (12.22%), and food service (7.71%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rutland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For a small city, Rutland has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Rutland exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, Rutland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.78% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rutland in 2010 was $26,455, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,820 for a family of four. However, Rutland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rutland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rutland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rutland include French , Italian, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Rutland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.