West Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 63,973 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.70% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another interesting thing about West Hartford, despite not being a huge town, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
If knowledge is power, West Hartford is a pretty powerful place. 64.76% of the adults in West Hartford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
West Hartford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.33%.
The most common language spoken in West Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.