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Voluntown, CT

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Overview


Voluntown is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,592 people and just one neighborhood, Voluntown is the 152nd largest community in Connecticut.

Occupations and Workforce

Voluntown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Voluntown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Voluntown who work in office and administrative support (18.63%), sales jobs (7.40%), and business and financial occupations (5.99%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Voluntown 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, Voluntown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Voluntown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Voluntown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Voluntown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.11 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Voluntown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Voluntown are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.75% of adults in Voluntown having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Voluntown in 2018 was $39,822, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,288 for a family of four. However, Voluntown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Voluntown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Voluntown residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Voluntown include French, English, Italian, Irish, and German.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Voluntown, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Finnish and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 16.6% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Voluntown are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 29.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.4%), and 22.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (10.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Voluntown, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (16.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.5%), and residents who report Italian roots (14.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (13.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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