Old Saybrook is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,061 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Old Saybrook is the 96th largest community in Connecticut.
Old Saybrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Old Saybrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Old Saybrook is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Old Saybrook is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Saybrook who work in sales jobs (17.70%), management occupations (15.35%), and teaching (9.14%).
Because of many things, Old Saybrook 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, Old Saybrook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Old Saybrook 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.
Old Saybrook is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Old Saybrook ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Old Saybrook, 47.84% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Old Saybrook in 2018 was $48,697, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,788 for a family of four. However, Old Saybrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Old Saybrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Saybrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Saybrook include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Old Saybrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.