Sterling is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,773 people and just one neighborhood, Sterling is the 140th largest community in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sterling is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sterling is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sterling who work in management occupations (16.39%), office and administrative support (13.77%) and sales jobs (9.18%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.93% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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, Sterling is worth considering.
One downside of living in Sterling is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sterling, the average commute to work is 32.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.