Farmington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 26,712 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the 43rd largest community in Connecticut.
Farmington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.84% 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 (14.29%), sales jobs (9.75%), and business and financial occupations (9.40%).
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.
Of important note, Farmington is also a town of artists. Farmington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Farmington’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
If knowledge is power, Farmington is a pretty powerful place. 60.06% 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 2018 was $55,426, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $221,704 for a family of four. However, Farmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Farmington is a very 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, Italian, German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Farmington's cultural character, accounting for 19.79% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Farmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.