Canterbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 5,088 people and just one neighborhood, Canterbury is the 130th largest community in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
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 sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canterbury who work in office and administrative support (11.94%), sales jobs (10.14%) and management occupations (9.46%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Canterbury 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, Canterbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Canterbury is worth considering.
One downside of living in Canterbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.65 minutes every day commuting to work.