Danbury, CT

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Living in Danbury

Danbury is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 84,694 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Danbury is the seventh largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Danbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Danbury is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Danbury who work in office and administrative support (10.05%), sales jobs (9.62%), and maintenance occupations (9.42%).

Also of interest is that Danbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Danbury use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Danbury‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Danbury is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.75% of adults in Danbury have a college degree.

The per capita income in Danbury in 2018 was $35,065, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,260 for a family of four. However, Danbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Danbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Danbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Danbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Danbury also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Danbury include Italian, Irish, German, Brazilian, and English.

In addition, Danbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.52%).

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