Where do you think Suffield should rank amongst Connecticut towns with similar population sizes? Connecticut Magazine ranked Suffield 21st amongst 32 towns with a population size between 15,000 and 25,000 residents.
Suffield received an average mark for education, a 13 on a ranking scale between 1, the highest mark, and 26, the lowest. The town received below-average ranks for crime, economy, cost and leisure.
was 15,735. had 2,213 inmates as of July 1. Those inmates account for 13.5 percent of the total population of Suffield.
If those inmates are not counted as part of the population, Suffield's total population is 13,612 residents. That reduction puts the town in Connecticut Magazine's second-lowest bracket – towns with populations between 10,000 and 15,000. Neaby towns Granby and Somers were amongst the top 10 towns in that category.
How do you feel about Suffield's ranking? Should the inmate population at MacDougall-Walker be taken into consideration? Would a jump down in Connecticut Magazine's population categories mean a high spot for Suffield in that ranking of smaller towns?