Wilmington is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,833 people and just one neighborhood, Wilmington is the 84th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wilmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilmington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in management occupations (15.59%), office and administrative support (14.00%) and teaching (10.68%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.83% 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
Another notable thing is that Wilmington is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Wilmington 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, Wilmington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Wilmington 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. Wilmington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wilmington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wilmington may be for you.