So, my setting is a small border town on the edge of the [x] empire- beyond the town is the Eastern Reaches and is mostly unexplored. The border has been explored up to around 60 miles by the feudal lord mentioned below- just plains and forests, no iron of any note beyond the small vein close to town or anything of much value.
When thinking of the town, think 8 farms of 60-70 acres surrounding a small area with a tavern, cobbler, grain mill, and smithy.
Pre-gunpowder medieval tech setting.
The planet is earthlike, mid-magic setting. Think mild European climate- very rarely goes above 85*f or into single-digit territory.
Town population totals to around 120 people, counting everyone in between the age of 10 and 50 as a working member
There is a distant feudal lord that owns the town and the area around it, who gives the townies relative freedom as long as they pay taxes.
Population dist. is as follows-
10%-ish in a central town
7% skilled labor, 3% unskilled/support labor
3% townies as a bandit watch
As pointed out below, most likely a single family or smaller.
80%-odd farmers- need to look up statistics for avg. laborers per farm
7% as a misc. labor workforce
Traders come through every few weeks, so that might make up for any missing resource production.
Question- is there anything I'm missing that is essential or recommended for a small frontier town? If not, is my distribution of peoples realistic?
Sorry for any points I didn't address, still inexperienced at making questions.