A small town located in Connecticut, Litchfield has a population of just over 1,000. Retirees can expect to feel welcome, as they account for 34% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 52, the town ranks as the sixth-oldest municipality in the state. Renters tend to be in the minority in Litchfield, and 68% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,048/month, which is $100 per month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 33 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Litchfield residents find that it takes some patience traveling to work. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Compared to the national average (7%), Litchfield has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 19% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Litchfield residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of the town's population works in management, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Litchfield workers earn an average annual income of almost $87,000, about $6,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Connecticut. Litchfield's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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