Granby is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 11,507 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Granby is the 92nd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Granby 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.
Granby is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Granby is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granby who work in management occupations (16.08%), sales jobs (11.60%), and office and administrative support (10.18%).
Also of interest is that Granby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Granby is also a town of artists. Granby has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Granby’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Granby telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.36% 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.
Because of many things, Granby is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Granby really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Granby perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Granby, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Granby is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.38% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Granby in 2018 was $55,211, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,844 for a family of four.
The people who call Granby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Granby residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Granby include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Granby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.