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 88.00% 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 (14.21%), sales jobs (10.80%), and teaching (10.77%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hamden is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hamden area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Hamden are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.16% of adults in Hamden have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hamden in 2010 was $34,907, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,628 for a family of four. However, Hamden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hamden is an extremely 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. 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.