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Barkhamsted, CT

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Overview


Barkhamsted is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,667 people and just one neighborhood, Barkhamsted is the 141st largest community in Connecticut.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Barkhamsted isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barkhamsted are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barkhamsted is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barkhamsted who work in management occupations (14.36%), sales jobs (12.95%), and business and financial occupations (9.50%).

Of important note, Barkhamsted is also a town of artists. Barkhamsted has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Barkhamsted’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Barkhamsted 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, Barkhamsted really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Barkhamsted 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 Barkhamsted, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Barkhamsted does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

Barkhamsted is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.76% of adults in Barkhamsted 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 Barkhamsted in 2018 was $48,895, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,580 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Barkhamsted is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.

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.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 6.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Connecticut. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 22.2% have English ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Barkhamsted are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.1% 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 59.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 53.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.8%), and 7.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Barkhamsted, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (22.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (22.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (13.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.8%) 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 (9.5%) . 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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