West Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 64,083 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in West Hartford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hartford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hartford who work in management occupations (12.63%), healthcare (10.18%), and teaching (9.92%).
Also of interest is that West Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in West Hartford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about West Hartford, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because West Hartford is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes West Hartford a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 64.76% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Hartford in 2018 was $58,140, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $232,560 for a family of four.
West Hartford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hartford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Hartford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hartford include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
In addition, West Hartford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.33%).
The most common language spoken in West Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.