Woodbury & Calais is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,495 people and just one neighborhood, Woodbury & Calais is the 96th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Woodbury & Calais is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbury & Calais is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbury & Calais who work in teaching (10.49%), office and administrative support (9.58%) and sales jobs (9.51%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.74% 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 Woodbury & Calais 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, Woodbury & Calais’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Woodbury & Calais is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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!) Woodbury & Calais 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. Woodbury & Calais has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Woodbury & Calais than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Woodbury & Calais may be for you.
One downside of living in Woodbury & Calais, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.22 minutes every day commuting to work.