Mansfield, CT
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Mansfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 26,043 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 41st largest community in Connecticut.

Mansfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mansfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in office and administrative support (16.71%), teaching (13.47%), and personal care services (9.70%).

Also of interest is that Mansfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Mansfield has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Mansfield lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Mansfield is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Mansfield people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Mansfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Mansfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mansfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mansfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mansfield in 2010 was $19,556, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,224 for a family of four. However, Mansfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mansfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mansfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mansfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mansfield include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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