Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,571 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southbury is the 53rd largest community in Connecticut.
Southbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Southbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Southbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southbury who work in management occupations (13.54%), sales jobs (11.09%), and office and administrative support (10.56%).
Also of interest is that Southbury 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: 8.23% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Southbury is worth considering.
One downside of living in Southbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Southbury, the average commute to work is 30.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Southbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Southbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.17% 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 Southbury in 2018 was $51,446, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $205,784 for a family of four.
The people who call Southbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southbury include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Southbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.