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 91.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mansfield is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in office and administrative support (16.89%), teaching (12.59%), and personal care services (9.22%).

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.

Mansfield is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Mansfield have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Mansfield’s economy is one such example of this.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mansfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mansfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 51.67% 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 $19,613, 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 $78,452 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 Chinese and Spanish.