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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.85% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Redding 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, Redding has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.29 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Redding, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Redding is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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/Yiddish.