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.

Because of many things, Southbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Southbury 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, Southbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Southbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Southbury is worth considering.

In Southbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Southbury is a pretty powerful place. 50.98% of the adults in Southbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.