Ledyard is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 14,736 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ledyard is the 77th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, Ledyard isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ledyard are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ledyard is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ledyard who work in office and administrative support (9.74%), management occupations (9.10%), and teaching (7.53%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Ledyard. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Ledyard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Ledyard 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, Ledyard’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The education level of Ledyard ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ledyard, 42.39% 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 Ledyard in 2010 was $43,735, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,940 for a family of four.
Ledyard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ledyard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ledyard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ledyard include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ledyard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.