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 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.
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.
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.