South Windsor, CT
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South Windsor is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 25,737 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Windsor is the 43rd largest community in Connecticut.

South Windsor is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Windsor is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Windsor who work in management occupations (14.19%), office and administrative support (12.55%), and sales jobs (11.16%).

Also of interest is that South Windsor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

South Windsor 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, South Windsor’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, South Windsor is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the South Windsor area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of South Windsor ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in South Windsor, 49.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in South Windsor in 2010 was $46,758, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,032 for a family of four.

South Windsor is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call South Windsor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Windsor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Windsor include Irish, English, Polish, and German.

The most common language spoken in South Windsor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.