Harwinton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 5,493 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harwinton is the 125th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, Harwinton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harwinton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 management occupations (12.79%), office and administrative support (11.23%), and sales jobs (9.24%).
Also of interest is that Harwinton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harwinton 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, Harwinton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harwinton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The population of Harwinton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.20% of adults in Harwinton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harwinton in 2010 was $44,967, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,868 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Harwinton include Irish, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Harwinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.