West Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 62,965 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, West Hartford is the ninth largest community in Connecticut.
West Hartford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hartford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hartford who work in management occupations (13.51%), teaching (10.87%), and healthcare (9.86%).
Also of interest is that West Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about West Hartford is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider West Hartford a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hartford. 64.67% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Hartford in 2018 was $56,692, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,768 for a family of four.
West Hartford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hartford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Hartford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hartford include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, West Hartford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.74%).
The most common language spoken in West Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.