Redding is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,216 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 93.68% 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 (19.04%), business and financial occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (11.79%).
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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.85% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Redding 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, Redding’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Redding is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Redding, the average commute to work is 33.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Redding is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Redding is a pretty powerful place. 67.80% 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 2010 was $63,762, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,048 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Redding include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Redding is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.