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 62,903 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 91.87% 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 (12.89%), teaching (10.84%), and sales jobs (10.44%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, West Hartford is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the West Hartford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 61.70% 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 $51,556, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,224 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. Important ancestries of people in West Hartford include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Hartford's cultural character, accounting for 17.20% of the town’s population.

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