Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,879 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southbury is the 53rd largest community in Connecticut.
Southbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Southbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Southbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southbury who work in management occupations (13.54%), sales jobs (11.09%), and office and administrative support (10.56%).
Also of interest is that Southbury 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: 8.23% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Southbury has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Southbury a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Southbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Southbury. 50.17% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Southbury in 2018 was $51,446, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $205,784 for a family of four.
The people who call Southbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southbury include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Southbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.