Thetford is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,591 people and just one neighborhood, Thetford is the 63rd largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Thetford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thetford is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thetford who work in management occupations (13.46%), healthcare (8.67%) and teaching (8.42%).
Also of interest is that Thetford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Thetford is also a town of artists. Thetford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Thetford’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
In addition, Thetford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Thetford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Thetford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Thetford is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.