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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rutland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rutland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutland who work in sales jobs (12.41%), office and administrative support (10.99%), and teaching (8.47%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.27 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Rutland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rutland in 2010 was $25,555, 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 $102,220 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 , English, Italian, and German.

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