Danbury, CT

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Living in Danbury

Danbury is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 85,246 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Danbury is the seventh largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Danbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Danbury is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Danbury who work in office and administrative support (10.74%), sales jobs (10.35%), and maintenance occupations (8.21%).

Also of interest is that Danbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Danbury is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Danbury area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Danbury is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.60% of adults in Danbury have a college degree.

The per capita income in Danbury in 2010 was $32,764, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,056 for a family of four. However, Danbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Danbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Danbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Danbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Danbury also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Danbury include Italian, Irish, German, Brazilian, and English.

Danbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.83%.

The most common language spoken in Danbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.