Wilmington is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,842 people and just one neighborhood, Wilmington is the 84th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Wilmington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 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, Wilmington’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Wilmington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wilmington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wilmington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Wilmington is worth considering.