Wolcott is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 16,673 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wolcott is the 69th largest community in Connecticut.
Wolcott is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wolcott is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wolcott who work in sales jobs (14.67%), office and administrative support (14.06%), and management occupations (8.90%).
Wolcott is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wolcott’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Wolcott is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.83% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wolcott in 2010 was $34,468, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,872 for a family of four.
The people who call Wolcott home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wolcott residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wolcott include Irish, French , German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Wolcott is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.