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 10,160 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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.75%), management occupations (13.28%), and office and administrative support (12.16%).
Also of interest is that Old Saybrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Old Saybrook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
Old Saybrook is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Old Saybrook are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.38% of adults in Old Saybrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Old Saybrook in 2010 was $44,251, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,004 for a family of four. However, Old Saybrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Old Saybrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.