Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,675 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southbury is the 53rd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Southbury are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Southbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.67% 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 (14.07%), office and administrative support (12.04%), and sales jobs (10.90%).
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.
Of important note, Southbury is also a town of artists. Southbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southbury’s character.
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.
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.
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 30.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Southbury is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.00% of adults in Southbury have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Southbury in 2010 was $42,791, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,164 for a family of four. However, Southbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Southbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.