East Hartford, CT
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East Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 50,821 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, East Hartford is the 19th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Hartford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Hartford is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hartford who work in office and administrative support (17.10%), sales jobs (9.69%), and management occupations (6.74%).

For the size of the town, public transportation in East Hartford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For East Hartford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, East Hartford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.32% of adults 25 and older in East Hartford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Hartford in 2010 was $24,961, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,844 for a family of four. However, East Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Hartford is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hartford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. East Hartford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Hartford include Italian, Jamaican, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Hartford's cultural character, accounting for 21.39% of the town’s population.

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