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.
A relatively large number of people in Redding telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.85% 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.
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.
In Redding, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.29 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.
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 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.