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 10,087 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 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Old Saybrook is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Saybrook who work in sales jobs (16.48%), management occupations (14.15%), and teaching (10.11%).
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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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: 45.36% 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 $48,264, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $193,056 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, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Old Saybrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.