Westbrook is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 6,810 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Westbrook is the 118th largest community in Connecticut.
Westbrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Westbrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Westbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Westbrook has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Westbrook has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Westbrook than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Westbrook may be for you.
Westbrook is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Even though Westbrook is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Westbrook ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Westbrook, 48.26% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Westbrook in 2018 was $56,280, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $225,120 for a family of four. However, Westbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Westbrook is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Westbrook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westbrook include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.