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.
Glastonbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Glastonbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Glastonbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.95% 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 (15.61%), sales jobs (10.81%), and business and financial occupations (10.25%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.30% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Glastonbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Glastonbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Glastonbury is a pretty powerful place. 60.88% 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 2018 was $60,080, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,320 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.