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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Wallingford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 44,991. Wallingford is in New Haven County. Living in Wallingford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wallingford there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Wallingford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Wallingford are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Wallingford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    982.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Wallingford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,128
National
$55,322
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I don’t live in Wallingford but I love to visit. I’m a New Englander who has moved away and I love to come back and visit New England towns. Wallingford offers great restaurants, friendly people, and something to do for everyone. The library is beyond compare. If you’re a reader or even a technology-lover, visit this library. Very advanced with helpful personnel. In autumn I enjoy the apple picking and visiting the Wallingford Victorian Inn just for pictures! Next time I’ll stay. If you live here count your blessings!
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Growing up in the inspiration-town for Stars Hallow of Gilmore Girls is exactly what you'd expect. Wallingford is a close knit community with small-town charm. Wallingford's location makes traveling to the ocean, Hartford, and New Haven easy! Not to mention its excellent public schools, Wallingford raises awesome kids.
Wallingford is a bit of a sleepy town, but it's friendly, and it's very cozy. It's certainly a lot more attractive than New Haven, and it's cheaper. I like Wallingford because it has a lot of great supermarkets, big stores, and it's directly between two major highways. It's right next to I-91 and the Merritt Parkway. Choate private school is in this town, so there is obviously a very nice expensive neighborhood in Wallingford, but the town is mostly normal, working class, and hard working. It's decently diverse, decent cheap, and very convenient. I go to school in New Haven, and it's roughly a 15 minute drive for me every morning and afternoon. All in all, I'd heavily recommend living in Wallingford.