Granby is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 11,375 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 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Granby is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granby who work in sales jobs (12.32%), management occupations (12.27%), and office and administrative support (11.80%).
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: 9.06% 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.
Granby 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, Granby’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Granby is a pretty powerful place. 54.88% 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 2010 was $54,714, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,856 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, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Granby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.