East Haddam is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,997 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Haddam is the 106th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Haddam is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Haddam is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Haddam who work in management occupations (10.17%), office and administrative support (9.70%), and teaching (7.64%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.69% 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.
Because of many things, East Haddam is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Haddam 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, East Haddam has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Haddam’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In East Haddam, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of East Haddam are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.15% of adults in East Haddam have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Haddam in 2018 was $48,181, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,724 for a family of four.
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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Haddam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.