Ashford is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 4,259 people and just one neighborhood, Ashford is the 136th largest community in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ashford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashford who work in healthcare (13.22%), sales jobs (12.35%) and teaching (11.39%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Ashford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ashford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ashford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Ashford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.