Cheshire is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 29,262 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 89.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cheshire is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheshire who work in management occupations (14.56%), healthcare (12.08%), and teaching (11.87%).
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.
Because of many things, Cheshire is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cheshire a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cheshire has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cheshire’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
If knowledge is power, Cheshire is a pretty powerful place. 52.80% 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 $44,280, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,120 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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cheshire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.