New Milford, CT
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New Milford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 27,276 people and six constituent neighborhoods, New Milford is the 36th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns, New Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Milford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Milford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Milford who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), management occupations (11.46%), and sales jobs (11.32%).

Because of many things, New Milford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making New Milford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, New Milford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, New Milford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of New Milford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.06% of adults in New Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Milford in 2010 was $39,331, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,324 for a family of four. However, New Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in New Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.