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Middlefield, CT

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Overview


Middlefield is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 4,248 people and just one neighborhood, Middlefield is the 135th largest community in Connecticut.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Middlefield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Middlefield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middlefield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlefield who work in office and administrative support (14.42%), management occupations (12.83%), and healthcare (12.21%).

A relatively large number of people in Middlefield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.05% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Middlefield 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, Middlefield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Demographics

The citizens of Middlefield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.11% of adults in Middlefield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middlefield in 2022 was $56,648, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $226,592 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Middlefield, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Middlefield is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CT, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut. If you are considering retiring to Connecticut, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 12.2% have Polish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Middlefield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 72.5% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 45.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 14.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.1% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Middlefield, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (19.5%), and residents who report German roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (12.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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