Torrington, CT
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Torrington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 34,906 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Torrington is the 27th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Torrington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Torrington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Torrington who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (7.76%).

The percentage of adults in Torrington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.98% of the adults in Torrington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Torrington in 2010 was $29,737, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,948 for a family of four. However, Torrington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Torrington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Torrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Torrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Torrington include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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