Easton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 7,561 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 115th largest community in Connecticut.
Easton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Easton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Easton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Easton is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in management occupations (23.17%), business and financial occupations (12.70%), and sales jobs (8.59%).
Of important note, Easton is also a town of artists. Easton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Easton’s character.
Also of interest is that Easton 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 Easton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.62% 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.
In addition, Easton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Easton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Easton 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, Easton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Easton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Easton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Easton, the average commute to work is 33.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Easton is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Easton is a pretty powerful place. 56.12% of the adults in Easton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $60,963, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,852 for a family of four.
The people who call Easton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Easton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Easton include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.