Ellington, CT
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Ellington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 15,916 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ellington is the 74th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns, Ellington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ellington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ellington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellington who work in office and administrative support (13.25%), sales jobs (11.60%), and management occupations (9.51%).

Also of interest is that Ellington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Ellington 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, Ellington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ellington 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 education level of Ellington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.77% of adults in Ellington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ellington in 2010 was $41,200, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,800 for a family of four.

The people who call Ellington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ellington include Italian, German, French , and English.

The most common language spoken in Ellington is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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