Glastonbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 34,584 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Glastonbury is the 29th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Glastonbury 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.
Glastonbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glastonbury is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glastonbury who work in management occupations (18.24%), sales jobs (11.57%), and business and financial occupations (9.02%).
Also of interest is that Glastonbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Glastonbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glastonbury 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, Glastonbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glastonbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Glastonbury is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Glastonbury, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glastonbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glastonbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Glastonbury in 2010 was $58,216, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,864 for a family of four.
Glastonbury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glastonbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glastonbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glastonbury include Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glastonbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.