Berlin, CT
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Berlin is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 20,560 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berlin is the 54th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Berlin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.92%), sales jobs (12.00%), and management occupations (8.75%).

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.

Berlin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Berlin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Berlin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.81% of adults in Berlin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2010 was $40,172, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,688 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 Polish, Irish, German, and French .

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