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 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.

If knowledge is power, Glastonbury is a pretty powerful place. 61.90% of the adults in Glastonbury 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 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.