Weston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,247 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Weston is the 97th largest community in Connecticut.
Weston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Weston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Weston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weston is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weston who work in management occupations (24.79%), sales jobs (14.52%), and business and financial occupations (11.53%).
Of important note, Weston is also a town of artists. Weston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Weston’s character.
Also of interest is that Weston 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: 17.53% 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.
In addition, Weston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Weston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Weston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Weston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Weston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.04 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Weston, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Weston is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Weston is a pretty powerful place. 81.24% of the adults in Weston 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 Weston in 2010 was $99,698, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $398,792 for a family of four.
Weston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Weston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weston include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Weston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.