Ledyard, CT
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Ledyard is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 15,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ledyard is the 77th largest community in Connecticut.

Ledyard is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (11.06%), management occupations (10.45%), and teaching (9.36%).

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.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ledyard 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, Ledyard has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ledyard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Ledyard citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.05% of adults in Ledyard have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ledyard in 2010 was $38,344, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,376 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 English, Italian, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ledyard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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