Redding is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,293 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 92.34% 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 (21.10%), sales jobs (12.62%), and business and financial occupations (11.17%).
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: 7.73% 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.
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.
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 33.57 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Redding. 70.82% 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 $61,043, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,172 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 Italian, German, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Redding is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.