Hamden, CT
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Hamden is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 61,218 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Hamden is the 11th largest community in Connecticut.

Hamden is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hamden is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamden who work in office and administrative support (15.42%), sales jobs (10.56%), and teaching (10.47%).

Also of interest is that Hamden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Hamden is a college town. There are a lot of students in Hamden attending college, and as a result Hamden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Hamden is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Hamden, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Hamden ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hamden, 44.78% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Hamden in 2010 was $34,419, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,676 for a family of four. However, Hamden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hamden is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hamden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hamden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hamden include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Hamden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.