Roxbury is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,201 people and just one neighborhood, Roxbury is the 157th largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Roxbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Roxbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Roxbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roxbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roxbury who work in management occupations (14.85%), sales jobs (13.59%) and office and administrative support (12.43%).
Of important note, Roxbury is also a town of artists. Roxbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Roxbury’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.64% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Roxbury 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, Roxbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Roxbury 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 Roxbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.