Litchfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,264 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, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Litchfield who work in teaching (11.29%), management occupations (10.50%) and sales jobs (8.84%).
A relatively large number of people in Litchfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.29% 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.
In addition, Litchfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Litchfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Litchfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Litchfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Litchfield may be for you.
Litchfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.41% of adults in Litchfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Litchfield in 2010 was $45,939, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,756 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 Italian, Irish, English, German, French and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Litchfield is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,454|
|LITCHFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||75.98%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||24.02%|
|TYPE OF LITCHFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||76.50%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.87%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.80%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||7.15%|
|SIZE OF LITCHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.24%|
|AGE OF LITCHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.06%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||34.28%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.36%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||32.31%|
|LITCHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$289,485|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,206|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||2.36%|
|$47,001 - $93,000||0.15%|
|$93,001 - $186,000||16.96%|
|$186,001 - $280,000||31.03%|
|$280,001 - $373,000||21.72%|
|$373,001 - $466,000||9.72%|
|$466,001 - $699,000||8.87%|
|$699,001 - $932,000||6.61%|
|PEOPLE OF LITCHFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.17%|
|5 TO 17||17.14%|
|18 TO 24||6.35%|
|25 TO 34||6.79%|
|35 TO 54||30.47%|
|55 TO 64||16.69%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||18.39%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.06%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$82,188|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$45,939|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.21%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.12%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.41%)
Public Service (4.26%)
Real estate (2.77%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.43%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.18%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.74%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.20%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (22.32%)
French Canadian (3.34%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.30%)
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