Washington is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 3,487 people and just one neighborhood, Washington is the 145th 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.
Real Estate Prices
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 86.77% 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 (17.91%), teaching (15.40%) and office and administrative support (10.60%).
Of important note, Washington is also a town of artists. Washington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Washington’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.53% 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Washington, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Washington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.