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Connecticut State Profile

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Population

  • With 3,510,297 residents in 2005, Connecticut is the 29th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Connecticut grew 3.1 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Connecticut is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 77.9% 77.4% 76.9% 76.3% 75.9% 75.4%
Hispanic, Latino 9.5% 9.8% 10.1% 10.4% 10.6% 10.9%
African-American 8.9% 9.0% 9.0% 9.1% 9.1% 9.2%
Native American, AK Native 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Asian, Pacific Islander 2.5% 2.6% 2.8% 2.9% 3.1% 3.2%
Two or More Races 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Connecticut - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Connecticut are Hartford, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, New Haven-Milford, and Norwich-New London.
  • Hartford (the capital of CT) had a population of 1,188,241 in 2005 – the 44th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Bridgeport in 2005 was 902,775 – the 54th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • New Haven was the 58th largest metropolitan area with 846,766 residents.
  • The Norwich-New London MSA had 266,618 residents – the 166th largest in the U.S.

Connecticut - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Connecticut ranked 1st among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($45,318 per resident).
  • Connecticut’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. rose from 123 percent in 1960 to 137 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Connecticut as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Connecticut per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Connecticut has the 3rd lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (8.3%) and the 6th lowest highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (11.6%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Connecticut - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Connecticut ranked 14th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (91.0%).
  • Connecticut ranked 2nd in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (38.2%) and 2nd in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (16.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Connecticut has larger percentages of adults who have completed bachelor’s degrees and higher and smaller percentages in the other educational attainment categories (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Connecticut and the U.S. Average
Connecticut education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Connecticut - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Connecticut had the 25th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.9 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Connecticut has larger percentages of its workforce employed in management and professional occupations and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Relative to the U.S. average, Connecticut has larger percentages of it workforce employed in education and healthcare, professional, finance and real estate, information, and manufacturing industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Connecticut ranked 7th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Connecticut - Health and Well-Being

  • 11.6 percent of Connecticut residents do not have health insurance – the 12th lowest percentage of any state in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 19.6 percent of Connecticut residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – lower than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Connecticut, 193 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • 290 of 100,000 died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – the 10th lowest rate in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Connecticut ranked 7th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Connecticut - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Connecticut had the 17th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (286 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,627 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Connecticut (the 12th lowest rate among states) – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Connecticut had the 11th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 557 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Connecticut has been above the U.S. average since 1990 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Connecticut and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Connecticut and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Connecticut Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Connecticut ranges from $29,993 in Windham County to $62,979 in Fairfield County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 20.5 percent in Windham County to 43.8 percent in Fairfield County (a ratio of more than 2 to 1).

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