Redding is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,125 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Redding is the 105th largest community in Connecticut.
Redding home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Redding real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Redding is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Redding is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redding who work in management occupations (16.81%), business and financial occupations (11.92%), and sales jobs (10.89%).
Also of interest is that Redding has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Redding is also a town of artists. Redding has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Redding’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Redding telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Redding is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Redding really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Redding perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Redding, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Redding, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Redding is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Redding is a pretty powerful place. 64.16% of the adults in Redding have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Redding in 2018 was $65,491, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,964 for a family of four.
The people who call Redding home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Redding residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Redding include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Redding is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.