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.
Unlike some towns, East Haddam isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Haddam are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.69%), management occupations (13.28%), and sales jobs (8.79%).
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.
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 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 33.36 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%): 36.27% of adults in East Haddam have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Haddam in 2010 was $39,767, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,068 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.