Middlebury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,780 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlebury is the 13th largest community in Vermont.
Middlebury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Middlebury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlebury who work in teaching (13.99%), management occupations (12.16%), and office and administrative support (10.63%).
Also of interest is that Middlebury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Middlebury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Middlebury is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Middlebury to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Middlebury. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Middlebury.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Middlebury spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Middlebury is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.59% of adults in Middlebury have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Middlebury in 2018 was $28,311, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,244 for a family of four. However, Middlebury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middlebury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middlebury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlebury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Middlebury include Irish, English, German, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Middlebury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.