Granby is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 11,507 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Granby is the 92nd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Granby 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.
Granby is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Granby is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granby who work in management occupations (16.08%), sales jobs (11.60%), and office and administrative support (10.18%).
Also of interest is that Granby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Granby is also a town of artists. Granby has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Granby’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.36% 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.
Because of many things, Granby is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Granby 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, Granby has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Granby’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
If knowledge is power, Granby is a pretty powerful place. 53.38% of the adults in Granby 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 Granby in 2018 was $55,211, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,844 for a family of four.
The people who call Granby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Granby residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Granby include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Granby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.