Litchfield, CT
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Litchfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,212 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Litchfield is the 108th largest community 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 sales jobs (11.63%), management occupations (9.45%), and teaching (8.31%).

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 town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Litchfield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Litchfield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The population of Litchfield 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: 39.83% of adults in Litchfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Litchfield in 2010 was $45,766, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,064 for a family of four. However, Litchfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Litchfield include Irish, English, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Litchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.

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