Deep River is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 4,571 people and just one neighborhood, Deep River is the 133rd largest community in Connecticut. Deep River has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Deep River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deep River is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deep River who work in management occupations (8.84%), office and administrative support (8.37%) and sales jobs (8.21%).
Of important note, Deep River is also a town of artists. Deep River has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Deep River’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Deep River is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Deep River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Deep River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Deep River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.