Newington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 30,423 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newington is the 31st largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newington who work in office and administrative support (14.39%), management occupations (10.33%), and sales jobs (9.82%).
Also of interest is that Newington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Newington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Newington‘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.
The citizens of Newington are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.87% of adults in Newington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Newington in 2010 was $38,255, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,020 for a family of four.
Newington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Newington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newington include Polish, Irish, English, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Newington's cultural character, accounting for 18.54% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Newington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.