Canterbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 5,060 people and just one neighborhood, Canterbury is the 130th largest community in Connecticut.
Canterbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Canterbury is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canterbury who work in management occupations (19.29%), healthcare (7.92%), and personal care services (7.81%).
Also of interest is that Canterbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.42% 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.
Because of many things, Canterbury 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, Canterbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Canterbury 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 town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Canterbury has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Canterbury a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Canterbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.49 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Canterbury doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Canterbury is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.49% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Canterbury in 2018 was $44,648, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,592 for a family of four.
The people who call Canterbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canterbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canterbury include English, French, Irish, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Canterbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 15.3% have French ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Canterbury are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.3% 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 71.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 52.1% 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 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.9%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (12.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Canterbury, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.0%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (13.1%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.7%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.