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Washington, CT

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Overview


Washington is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,666 people and just one neighborhood, Washington is the 142nd largest community in Connecticut.

Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Washington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Washington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in management occupations (19.00%), teaching (13.87%), and office and administrative support (12.48%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.04% 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

Because of many things, Washington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Washington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Washington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Washington, the average commute to work is 30.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Washington is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Washington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Washington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.65% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Washington in 2022 was $67,612, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,448 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Washington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Washington's cultural character, accounting for 15.12% of the town’s population.

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

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 Washington, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 14.6% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

If you are planning to retire in Connecticut, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Connecticut, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.4% of neighborhoods in CT. If a Connecticut retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 12.6% of the neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.8% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 5.4% have Dominican ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Washington are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 50.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.5%), and 9.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (18.7%).

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 Washington, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.8%), and residents who report South American roots (15.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.4%), along with some German ancestry residents (10.4%), among others. In addition, 15.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (14.6%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (52.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (12.6%) and 8.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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