Rutland, VT
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Rutland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,824 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rutland is the fifth largest community in Vermont. Rutland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 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%).

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 16.27 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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: 28.50% 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.