Glastonbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 34,482 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 91.71% 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 (16.60%), business and financial occupations (11.19%), and sales jobs (9.79%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.55% 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.
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 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 63.04% 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 2018 was $60,863, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,452 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glastonbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.