Old Saybrook is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,132 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Saybrook is the 96th largest community in Connecticut.
Old Saybrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Old Saybrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Old Saybrook is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Old Saybrook is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Saybrook who work in sales jobs (14.83%), management occupations (12.38%), and office and administrative support (11.73%).
Old Saybrook 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, Old Saybrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Old Saybrook is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Old Saybrook is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.59% of adults in Old Saybrook have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Old Saybrook in 2010 was $44,026, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,104 for a family of four. However, Old Saybrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Old Saybrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Old Saybrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Saybrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Saybrook include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Old Saybrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.