Southbury, CT
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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.

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 89.97% 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 office and administrative support (13.70%), management occupations (12.52%), and sales jobs (11.25%).

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.

One downside of living in Southbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.54 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Southbury are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.59% of adults in Southbury have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Southbury in 2010 was $42,350, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,400 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, German, English, and Polish.

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