Eastford is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 1,734 people and just one neighborhood, Eastford is the 161st largest community in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Eastford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Eastford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eastford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastford who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), management occupations (11.72%) and sales jobs (9.35%).
Also of interest is that Eastford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Eastford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Eastford 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, Eastford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eastford 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, Eastford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Eastford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Eastford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.