Somers is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,784 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somers is the 91st largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, Somers isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somers are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.38%), office and administrative support (11.86%), and teaching (9.19%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.32% 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, Somers is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Somers 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, Somers has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Somers’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Somers has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Somers has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Somers than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Somers may be for you.
The population of Somers is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.64% of adults in Somers have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Somers in 2018 was $47,734, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,936 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 Irish, Italian, English, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Somers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.