|Two Or More||2.4%||2.1%||2.4%|
|Less than $10,000||13.4%||5.2%||6.3%|
|$10,000 to $14,999||10.2%||3.6%||4.6%|
|$15,000 to $24,999||12.2%||7.4%||9.3%|
|$25,000 to $34,999||9.7%||7.1%||9.3%|
|$35,000 to $49,999||16.2%||10.6%||12.6%|
|$50,000 to $74,999||19.5%||15.5%||17.5%|
|$75,000 to $99,999||8.1%||12.5%||12.5%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||8.7%||17.2%||14.6%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||1.0%||9.0%||6.3%|
|$200,000 or more||1.2%||11.9%||7.0%|
|< 9th Grade||11.0%||4.0%||6.0%|
|High School / GED||33.0%||27.0%||27.0%|
Jeeze, Windham AND Willimantic on this list. I would think that the economics of Willimantic are what makes Windham overall come up as poor.
I live in what's considered a 'bad' part of Willimantic, off Milk Street. Most of the time, I am not scared to walk around at night. But I also am proud to know an incredible number of people who are involved in all sorts of great projects such as the Third Thursday street festivals, the farmers market, the Chocolate Festival, the Victorian Days house tours and events, Trick or Treat on Main, the CLiCK food service programs, Grow Windham gardening programs, a giant community garden overseen by Windham Area Interfaith Ministries - which also offers a 'store' full of free clothing, household goods, medical equipment, etc. as well as emergency funds.
And look at all the cool stuff on Main Street - the art galleries, the renovated Cafemantic coffee house, the imposing former post office that's now a top shelf restaurant and mini brewery, the theater, the magnet school for the arts.
And that's just a small sampling.
I am so sick of hearing about Willimantic being some kind of h****n capital. I'd like to see some hard numbers on that. H****n is all over Connecticut these days, sorry to say. And the opioid problem is nationwide.
You talk about willimantic like its a garbage dump. Yes, we have drugs here, yes we have violence, but what were not crazy. We dont just go around doing h****n and killing people. The education isn't bad either. I went to their private schools and currently have an iq of 156. Also can i just say that i love how u stereotype us like were all big scary people with pitbulls and beat up cars. THATS NOT TRUE. We come all different and you can definetly not tell the difference us and someone from another state. Thats because were all human beings. Just because were not SUPER rich or have fancy cars, doesnt mean were scary or less of a person. Also doesnt mean that were stupid, our education system is actually pretty good compared to most of the other towns in ct. I live in Willimantic, and im proud to be a Willirican.
I was born in Willimantic and went through middle school in New Haven. I gotta say I prefer Willitown to the Elm City any day. Sure, I found dirty needles outside the Dairy Queen and was terrified of the deinstitutionalized mental patients and syphilitic whores lurking around the aptly named H****r Hotel, but I never got any racist s**t in Wilimantic. When I was 13 I got punched in the face on no less than three separate occasions by middle aged black men simply for being white and waiting for the bus on Whalley ave. Unless you're some millionaire Yale student, the only good thing about New Haven is the pizza.
Hartford and Bridgeport are basically New Haven with worse Pizza so avoid at all costs.
I'm gonna be honest here... willimantic isn't as bad as it was like 20 years ago. I've lived in the heart of it my whole life and never seen anyone walking around with a gun. The alcohol and pitbulls were spot on tho. Also I'm surprised our really terrible school system wasn't brought up. Our education system is so bad now, they're gonna be closing our high schools. Back when I was i high school it was so bad teachers were quitting and they had students fill in. Most dropped out and got GEDs instead lol.