Cornwall is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 1,398 people and just one neighborhood, Cornwall is the 168th largest community in Connecticut. Cornwall has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Cornwall home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Cornwall real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Cornwall is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cornwall is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornwall who work in management occupations (10.18%), teaching (9.92%) and office and administrative support (8.51%).
Of important note, Cornwall is also a town of artists. Cornwall has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cornwall’s character.
Also of interest is that Cornwall 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: 11.34% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Cornwall is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Cornwall’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Cornwall is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Cornwall is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cornwall 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, Cornwall has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cornwall’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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, Cornwall has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cornwall a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Despite being a small town, Cornwall has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.