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 noticeable about West Hartford, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because West Hartford is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes West Hartford a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

If knowledge is power, West Hartford is a pretty powerful place. 62.52% of the adults in West Hartford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Hartford's cultural character, accounting for 16.99% of the town’s population.

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