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 92.36% 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 (18.34%), business and financial occupations (12.78%), and sales jobs (10.06%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.89% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 33.81 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.
Despite being a small town, Redding has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Redding. 66.67% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Redding in 2010 was $66,046, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,184 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 German/Yiddish.