Ledyard is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 14,621 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ledyard is the 77th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ledyard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ledyard is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ledyard who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), management occupations (10.71%), and architecture and engineering (10.35%).
Ledyard is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Ledyard, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Of important note, Ledyard is also a town of artists. Ledyard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ledyard’s character.
Also of interest is that Ledyard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Ledyard is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ledyard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Ledyard are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.93% of adults in Ledyard have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ledyard in 2018 was $44,704, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,816 for a family of four.
Ledyard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ledyard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ledyard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ledyard include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ledyard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.