Cheshire is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 28,628 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cheshire is the 34th 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.70% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Cheshire, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Cheshire is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.86% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Cheshire in 2018 was $57,009, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $228,036 for a family of four.
Cheshire is a very 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 Chinese.