Southbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,859 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southbury is the 53rd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Southbury 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.
Southbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.05% 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 (14.73%), office and administrative support (11.93%) and sales jobs (10.34%).
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.
Because of many things, Southbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Southbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Southbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Southbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can’t help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Southbury has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Southbury has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Southbury than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Southbury may be for you.
SOUTHBURY INFORMATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS
The education level of Southbury ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Southbury, 44.04% 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 Southbury in 2010 was $43,058, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,232 for a family of four. However, Southbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.