East Hampton, CT
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East Hampton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 12,858 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Hampton is the 83rd largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Hampton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Hampton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hampton who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), management occupations (10.84%), and sales jobs (10.04%).

Because of many things, East Hampton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Hampton 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 Hampton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Hampton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In East Hampton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of East Hampton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.17% of adults in East Hampton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Hampton in 2010 was $42,259, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,036 for a family of four.

East Hampton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Hampton include Irish, English, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in East Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.

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