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Fairfax - Fletcher, VT

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Overview


Fairfax - Fletcher is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 6,464 people and just one neighborhood, Fairfax - Fletcher is the 21st largest community in Vermont. Fairfax - Fletcher has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fairfax - Fletcher, where the median household income is $104,025.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Fairfax - Fletcher is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfax - Fletcher is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfax - Fletcher who work in management occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (10.49%), and healthcare (8.58%).

Also of interest is that Fairfax - Fletcher 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: 18.46% 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

Because of many things, Fairfax - Fletcher is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fairfax - Fletcher a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fairfax - Fletcher has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fairfax - Fletcher’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Fairfax - Fletcher is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fairfax - Fletcher, the average commute to work is 32.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Demographics

Fairfax - Fletcher is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.66% of adults in Fairfax - Fletcher 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 Fairfax - Fletcher in 2022 was $43,170, which is upper middle income relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,680 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Fairfax - Fletcher is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 9.4% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fairfax - Fletcher are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 49.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.0%), and 11.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Fairfax - Fletcher, VT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.4%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (12.0%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (68.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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