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. Much of the housing stock in Rutland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Rutland has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Rutland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.78% of adults in Rutland 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.