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Thinking of Living in Connecticut?

Are you thinking of living in Connecticut? Connecticut is in New England bordered by Rhode Island (East), Massachusetts (North) and New York (Southwest). Living in Connecticut gives you proximity to the major metro areas of Boston and New York. The population in Connecticut is 3,605,944 with a median income of $78,444. Below are demographics and household data that you will find useful if you are thinking of living to Connecticut. The information presented in this article are based on data from the US Census American Community Survey.

Connecticut Infograph

Connecticut Infograph

What is the Population of Connecticut?

The population of Connecticut is approximately 3,605,944.

Are Connecticut Residents Well Educated?

39% of Connecticut residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Compare this to overall United States where 32% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Is Connecticut Diverse?

80% of Connecticut residents are White, 5% of Connecticut residents are Asians, 17% of Connecticut residents are Hispanic and 12% of Connecticut residents are African Americans.

Are There a Lot of Children Living in Connecticut?

20% of Connecticut residents are children under 18 years old and 5% of Connecticut residents are children under 5 years old. Compare this to overall United States where 22% of United States residents are children under 18 years old.

Is there a Large Senior Citizen Population in Connecticut? 

18% of Connecticut residents are seniors aged 65 years old and older. Compare this to overall United States where 17% of residents are seniors aged 65 years old and older.

What is the Median Household Income in Connecticut?

Connecticut has a median household income of $78,444. Compare this to overall United States where the median household income is $62,843.

Are There a Lot of Rentals in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, 34% of housing units are rentals while 66% of housing units in Connecticut are owner occupied.

How Much Is Rent in Connecticut? 

The median gross rent in Connecticut is $1,180. Compare this to overall United States where the median gross rent is $1,062.

What is the Median Home Value in Connecticut?

The Median Home Value of owner-occupied homes in Connecticut is $275,400.

How Long is the Average Commute to Work for Connecticut Residents?

The mean travel time to work for Connecticut residents is 27 minutes. Compare this to overall United States where the average time to work is 27 minutes.

How Big is Connecticut?

Connecticut is 4,842.36 square miles.

How Many Counties are there in Connecticut?

There are eight counties in Connecticut. The largest county in Connecticut is Fairfield County which is located in the southern most part of the state, closest to New York.

  • Fairfield County
  • Hartford County
  • Litchfield County
  • Middlesex County
  • New Haven County
  • New London County
  • Tolland County
  • Windham County

Connecticut Cities and Towns

Connecticut’s capital is Hartford. Connecticut’s largest cities are Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.

Transportation

Metro-North train is a popular mode of transportation between New York’s Grand Central to New Haven. Many residents of lower Fairfield County commute to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal daily for work. Residents take the Metro-North New Haven Line. There are also Metro-North branches serving New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury. Metro-North Train station parking is challenging for many commuters with a multi-year waitlist for several popular stations.

Which Fairfield County Metro-North Train Stations have the Most trains to NYC?

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How long are the waitlists for Metro-North Train Station Parking in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

Schools in Connecticut

Connecticut public school districts are run by the Connecticut State Board of Education. Westport School District and New Canaan School District are top-ranking school districts in the country. Connecticut is also home to several top-ranking private schools in the country.

What are the Private Schools in Connecticut?

  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Hotchkiss School
  • The Loomis Chaffee School
  • Hopkins School
  • The Taft School
  • Greenwich Academy
  • Brunswick School

Connecticut Taxes

Connecticut property taxes vary by town.  Each town sets its own mill rate which is the multiplier used to determine Property Taxes. Connecticut Real Estate taxes are calculated based on the assessment value of the property multiplied by the town’s mill rate divide by 1000.

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Data Source: US Census American Community Survey