Stratton & Wardsboro is a tiny town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,101 people and just one neighborhood, Stratton & Wardsboro is the 120th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Stratton & Wardsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stratton & Wardsboro is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stratton & Wardsboro who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), sales jobs (13.81%) and management occupations (10.48%).
Of important note, Stratton & Wardsboro is also a town of artists. Stratton & Wardsboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stratton & Wardsboro’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 Stratton & Wardsboro 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, Stratton & Wardsboro’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter 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, Stratton & Wardsboro has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Stratton & Wardsboro a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Stratton & Wardsboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.