Windham, CT
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Windham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 24,799 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Windham is the 45th largest community in Connecticut. Windham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Windham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Windham is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Windham who work in office and administrative support (16.50%), sales jobs (9.04%), and food service (7.69%).

In addition, Windham is a college town. There are a lot of students in Windham attending college, and as a result Windham provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The percentage of adults in Windham who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.15% of the adults in Windham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Windham in 2010 was $19,783, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,132 for a family of four. However, Windham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Windham is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Windham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Windham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Windham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.56% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Windham include Italian, French , English, and German.

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