Rutland, VT

Rutland profile

Living in Rutland

Rutland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 15,074 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rutland is the fifth largest community in Vermont. Rutland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Rutland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rutland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rutland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rutland who work in office and administrative support (14.39%), sales jobs (12.79%), and food service (9.62%).

One of the benefits of Rutland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.56 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Rutland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.38% of adults in Rutland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rutland in 2018 was $30,235, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,940 for a family of four. However, Rutland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rutland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rutland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rutland include Irish, English, French, Italian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Rutland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.