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 63,053 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in West Hartford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hartford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hartford who work in management occupations (11.49%), teaching (10.97%), and sales jobs (10.10%).

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.

Of important note, West Hartford is also a town of artists. West Hartford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Hartford’s character.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 59.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Hartford in 2010 was $48,808, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,232 for a family of four. However, West Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Hartford is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Hartford include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

West Hartford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.26%.

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