West Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 62,965 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.
West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.10% 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 (13.51%), teaching (10.87%), and healthcare (9.86%).
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 64.67% 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 2018 was $56,692, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,768 for a family of four.
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 11.19% 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 16.74% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in West Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.