Tolland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 14,849 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tolland is the 76th largest community in Connecticut.
Tolland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tolland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tolland who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), management occupations (13.18%), and teaching (10.45%).
Also of interest is that Tolland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Tolland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tolland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tolland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The citizens of Tolland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.04% of adults in Tolland 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 Tolland in 2010 was $45,519, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,076 for a family of four.
The people who call Tolland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tolland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tolland include Italian, Polish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Tolland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.