Southbury, CT
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Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,571 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 89.06% 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 (14.28%), office and administrative support (11.41%), and sales jobs (10.85%).

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.

Southbury 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, Southbury’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!) Southbury 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. Southbury has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Southbury than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Southbury may be for you.

One downside of living in Southbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Southbury, the average commute to work is 31.21 minutes, which is quite a bit 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. 50.98% 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 2010 was $45,690, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,760 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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