West Rutland is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,246 people and just one neighborhood, West Rutland is the 67th largest community in Vermont. West Rutland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Rutland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Rutland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Rutland who work in office and administrative support (11.53%), management occupations (10.95%) and sales jobs (10.56%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, West Rutland’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Rutland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Rutland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Rutland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Rutland may be for you.
One of the benefits of West Rutland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.92 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.