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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Wallingford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 44,771. Wallingford is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. 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
$270,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    22.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    533.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    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
$79,420
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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Wallingford is a small town where most people know each other. In the center of town, there are multiple restaurants and dessert places that people enjoy. Choate Rosemary Hall is very close to the center of town, and its students are known to enjoy these restaurants. There are two public high schools in Wallingford: Lyman Hall, and Sheehan. They are rivalry schools and play against each either during all of their sports. Every year, over 5,000 people come to watch the powderpuff game, where the senior girls play football against each other and the senior boys cheerlead. Overall, their highschool sports are very good. Multiple teams make their SCC and state tournaments every year. Last year, Lyman Hall won against Sheehan in the hockey state championship. There are not many activities for people to do in Wallingford, teenagers find themselves driving around for fun or going to Walmart. Wallingford is a friendly town with a safe, family-friendly environment.
Wallingford is a very nice Connecticut suburban town. It has the charm of a great New England community with easy access to major metropolitan areas; the town offers great access to two interstates and a commuter rail line. Great public and private schools with a wide array of amenities all make Wallingford an attractive place to live and raise a family. The real estate is well priced with a wide variety of small, medium, and large to estate-sized homes. The mill rate is low relative to most of Connecticut and the town has its own electric company. The East Side of town is more developed with many beautiful estates that overlook the vineyards and countryside which offer beautiful, breathtaking views and sunsets. The crime rate is low and the town boasts many outdoor spaces that are well maintained.