Easton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 7,579 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 87.92% 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 (24.03%), business and financial occupations (12.22%), and sales jobs (10.11%).
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 14.89% 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 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, Easton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Easton 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.
In Easton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Easton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Easton is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Easton is a pretty powerful place. 57.96% 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 $66,658, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,632 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.