East Haddam is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,081 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Haddam is the 106th largest community in Connecticut.
East Haddam is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Haddam is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Haddam who work in management occupations (11.77%), office and administrative support (11.29%), and sales jobs (7.86%).
Also of interest is that East Haddam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
East Haddam 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, East Haddam’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In East Haddam, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of East Haddam citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.33% of adults in East Haddam have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Haddam in 2010 was $39,877, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,508 for a family of four. However, East Haddam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Haddam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Haddam residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Haddam include Italian, Polish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in East Haddam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.