Wethersfield, CT
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Wethersfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 26,367 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wethersfield is the 40th largest community in Connecticut.

Wethersfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wethersfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wethersfield who work in management occupations (14.10%), office and administrative support (13.23%), and sales jobs (10.82%).

Also of interest is that Wethersfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Wethersfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wethersfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wethersfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wethersfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Wethersfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.06% of adults in Wethersfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wethersfield in 2010 was $38,753, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,012 for a family of four.

Wethersfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wethersfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wethersfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wethersfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wethersfield include Irish, Polish, English, and German.

In addition, Wethersfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.85%).

The most common language spoken in Wethersfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.