Washington is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,633 people and just one neighborhood, Washington is the 142nd largest community in Connecticut. Washington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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.
Washington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.85% 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 (23.58%), teaching (12.03%), and sales jobs (9.99%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Washington 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, Washington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Washington 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.
Despite being a small town, Washington has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
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 53.54% 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 2018 was $70,387, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,548 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Washington is a somewhat 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 11.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
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 99.0% of neighborhoods in CT. If a Connecticut retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. 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. 9.7% 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 95.0% of all neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Lebanese and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 4.6% have Russian ancestry.
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 wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 85.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.6% 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, 56.9% 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 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.1%), and 9.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Washington, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.9%), along with some South American ancestry residents (7.1%), among others. In addition, 12.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (9.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (61.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (8.2%) and 7.9% of residents also take the train 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.