Wolcott, CT
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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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wolcott is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wolcott is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wolcott who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), management occupations (10.85%), and sales jobs (10.60%).

Because of many things, Wolcott is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wolcott 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, Wolcott has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wolcott’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The percentage of people in Wolcott who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.30% of adults in Wolcott have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wolcott in 2010 was $35,288, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,152 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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wolcott is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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