Danbury, CT (population: 80,411) has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 42. It is the 1265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Carpentry students from Danbury schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Danbury area alone, there are 300 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $42,200. Carpenters in this area earn $49,470/yr and there are 260 employed.
Danbury lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Danbury area has 68,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Danbury are held by carpenters, and 4/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Danbury, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS comes out as the most expensive ($17,670/yr) for carpentry students, with SUNY College of Technology at Delhi as the lowest, reported at only $12,329/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Danbury|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||25.2 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||29.2 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||30.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||31.7 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||35.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||36.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.7 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||40.0 miles|