Harwinton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 5,484 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harwinton is the 125th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Harwinton 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.
Harwinton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harwinton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harwinton who work in sales jobs (14.60%), office and administrative support (13.99%), and management occupations (12.18%).
A relatively large number of people in Harwinton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Harwinton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Harwinton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harwinton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small town, Harwinton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Harwinton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Harwinton, 40.31% 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 Harwinton in 2018 was $49,370, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,480 for a family of four.
The people who call Harwinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harwinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harwinton include Italian, Irish, English, Polish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Harwinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Polish.