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.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Mansfield is a pretty powerful place. 51.67% of the adults in Mansfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.