Ledyard is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 14,621 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ledyard is the 77th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ledyard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ledyard is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ledyard who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), management occupations (10.71%), and architecture and engineering (10.35%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Ledyard, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Of important note, Ledyard is also a town of artists. Ledyard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ledyard’s character.
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.
Because of many things, Ledyard 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, Ledyard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ledyard 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.
The citizens of Ledyard are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.93% of adults in Ledyard 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 Ledyard in 2018 was $44,704, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,816 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 Chinese.