Middlebury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 7,634 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlebury is the 114th largest community in Connecticut.
Middlebury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Middlebury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlebury who work in management occupations (14.82%), teaching (11.94%), and office and administrative support (11.91%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Middlebury 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, Middlebury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Middlebury is a pretty powerful place. 53.86% of the adults in Middlebury 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 Middlebury in 2010 was $44,074, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,296 for a family of four.
The people who call Middlebury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlebury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Middlebury include Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Middlebury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.