Litchfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,192 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Litchfield is the 111th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Litchfield 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.
Litchfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Litchfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Litchfield who work in management occupations (11.32%), sales jobs (11.04%), and healthcare (9.76%).
A relatively large number of people in Litchfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.97% 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.
Litchfield 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, Litchfield’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 Litchfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Litchfield, 42.33% 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 Litchfield in 2018 was $49,908, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,632 for a family of four. However, Litchfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Litchfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Litchfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Litchfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Litchfield include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Litchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.