Somers is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,279 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somers is the 95th largest community in Connecticut.
Somers is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Somers is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somers who work in management occupations (12.63%), office and administrative support (10.48%), and teaching (10.11%).
Also of interest is that Somers 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: 9.45% 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.
Somers 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, Somers’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Somers citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.55% of adults in Somers have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Somers in 2018 was $43,733, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,932 for a family of four.
Somers is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Somers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somers include Italian, Irish, German, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Somers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.