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 62,939 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.

West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.07% 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 (13.82%), teaching (10.65%), and sales jobs (9.77%).

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.

Another interesting thing about West Hartford, despite not being a huge town, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 63.55% 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 $54,601, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $218,404 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 10.82% 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 16.65% of the town’s population.

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