Hartford, CT (population: 123,579) has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Bennet Street School, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 144. It is the 1016th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Carpentry students from Hartford 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 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area alone, there are 2,250 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $41,180. Carpenters in this area earn $50,870/yr and there are 2,140 employed.
Hartford lies in Hartford county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area has 562,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $25/hr average worker wage, and a $51,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Hartford are held by carpenters, and 4/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Hartford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Bennet Street School comes out as the most expensive ($61,218/yr) for carpentry students, with Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS as the lowest, reported at only $17,670/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hartford|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||3.2 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||11.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||27.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||34.2 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||36.3 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.3 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||68.1 miles|