Berlin, CT
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Berlin is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 20,505 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berlin is the 54th largest community in Connecticut.

Berlin is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berlin is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berlin who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), management occupations (12.74%), and sales jobs (10.65%).

Also of interest is that Berlin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Berlin 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, Berlin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Berlin 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.

The education level of Berlin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.96% of adults in Berlin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2010 was $45,324, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,296 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Berlin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.