New Milford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 26,974 people and six constituent neighborhoods, New Milford is the 36th largest community in Connecticut.
New Milford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.30%), sales jobs (11.26%), and management occupations (10.25%).
Because of many things, New Milford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Milford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Milford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The citizens of New Milford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.69% of adults in New Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Milford in 2010 was $39,515, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,060 for a family of four.
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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in New Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.