Glastonbury, CT
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Glastonbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 34,678 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 93.29% 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 (19.29%), sales jobs (11.08%), and teaching (9.51%).

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 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, Glastonbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glastonbury 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Glastonbury. 61.90% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Glastonbury in 2010 was $57,709, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,836 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 Spanish and Polish.