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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Old Saybrook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Because of many things, Old Saybrook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Old Saybrook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Old Saybrook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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: 42.59% 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 $44,026, 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.