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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Middlebury house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middlebury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.19% 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.
Middlebury is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Middlebury area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Middlebury maintain a good economy.
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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.02 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Middlebury ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Middlebury, 46.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
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.