East Haddam is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,965 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Haddam is the 106th largest community in Connecticut.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.58% 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.
Because of many things, East Haddam is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Haddam really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Haddam perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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, East Haddam has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes East Haddam a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in East Haddam is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Haddam, the average commute to work is 35.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of East Haddam are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.94% of adults in East Haddam have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Haddam in 2018 was $55,488, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $221,952 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Haddam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.