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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Windham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.37%), sales jobs (8.93%), and food service (7.80%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Windham, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Windham provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

In terms of college education, Windham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.46% of adults 25 and older in Windham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Windham in 2010 was $20,126, 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 $80,504 for a family of four. However, Windham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Windham is a very 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 34.90% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Windham include Italian, French , English, and French Canadian.

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