Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,656 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 88.14% 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 (13.44%), sales jobs (11.53%), and office and administrative support (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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.49% 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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Southbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Southbury is a pretty powerful place. 51.73% 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 $48,943, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,772 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.