Farmington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 25,524 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the 44th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Farmington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Farmington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Farmington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmington who work in management occupations (14.23%), healthcare (12.18%), and office and administrative support (11.64%).
Also of interest is that Farmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Farmington is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Farmington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Farmington is a pretty powerful place. 56.85% of the adults in Farmington 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 Farmington in 2010 was $53,899, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,596 for a family of four.
Farmington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include Irish, Polish, German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Farmington's cultural character, accounting for 18.04% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Farmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.