Cheshire is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 29,179 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cheshire is the 32nd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Cheshire are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Cheshire is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cheshire is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheshire who work in management occupations (15.93%), healthcare (12.25%), and sales jobs (11.06%).
Also of interest is that Cheshire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cheshire telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.73% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Cheshire 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, Cheshire really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cheshire 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.
If knowledge is power, Cheshire is a pretty powerful place. 53.39% of the adults in Cheshire have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Cheshire in 2010 was $47,012, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $188,048 for a family of four.
Cheshire is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cheshire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cheshire residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cheshire include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cheshire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.