Norfolk & Canaan is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,850 people and just one neighborhood, Norfolk & Canaan is the 164th largest community in Connecticut. Norfolk & Canaan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Norfolk & Canaan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Norfolk & Canaan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norfolk & Canaan is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norfolk & Canaan who work in office and administrative support (12.08%), management occupations (10.04%) and maintenance occupations (8.34%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.92% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Norfolk & Canaan is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Norfolk & Canaan is worth considering.