West Hartford, CT
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West Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 63,133 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.

West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hartford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hartford who work in management occupations (13.70%), teaching (10.60%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Also of interest is that West Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about West Hartford is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider West Hartford a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West Hartford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West Hartford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.52% 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 West Hartford in 2010 was $52,846, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,384 for a family of four. However, West Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Hartford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hartford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Hartford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.56% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hartford include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

West Hartford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.99%.

The most common language spoken in West Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.