Connecticut Demographics

Connecticut State Demographics

Connecticut, a significant state in the New England Region of the United States, has Rhode Island to its east, Massachusetts lies in the north, while New York stretches along both the western and southern border. The 169 towns of Connecticut have varied population, area, and population density. And in each of these towns, the homes have quite varied incomes, educations, and standards of living.

The Demography of Connecticut

As of the census of April 1, 2000, Connecticut’s population was estimated to be 3, 405,565. The population of Connecticut contributed towards 1.2% of the population of the United States. The area of Connecticut is about 3,200,000 acres. That makes the population density of Connecticut to be 1.06 people per acre.

The median age of the population of Connecticut is 37.4, while 35.3 is the national median. The adult population of Connecticut constitutes 67.3% of the total state population while children, of age 17 years and below comprise only 24.7%. 8% of the populations (18-24 years) were teenagers.

The racial composition of Connecticut was, 78.3% White (non-Hispanic), 9.4%
Hispanic, 9.4% Black or African American (non-Hispanic), and 3% comprised the other groups (non-Hispanic including Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander). Thus Hispanics were the largest minority group in Connecticut.

However, the Hispanics and the non-Hispanic African Americans/Blacks comprised 9.4% of the population. The population of the Hispanics was 320,323. They outnumbered the non-Hispanic African Americans/Blacks (318,619).

The per capita income of Connecticut is $28,766. This is almost 1.33 times the national average which is $21,587. The household income of Connecticut was $53,935 while the median household income was $65,521. In Connecticut, however, 59.97% of the households have an average of two earning members. No wonder why Connecticut holds the 18th rank in the country in terms of families having two or more working members.
The percentage of population living below the poverty line is 7.6%.

T the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of Connecticut are rather enriched than many other states of USA.

Connecticut’s towns are categorized into five groups with regard to their socio-economic conditions. The five conditions that are found in Connecticut and are used to decide the socio-economic conditions are: Wealthy, Suburban, Rural, Urban, Periphery, and Urban Core.

Population Distribution by Gender, States (2007-2008), U.S. (2008)
  CT (#) CT (%) US (#) US (%)
Female 1,771,900 51% 153,313,100 51%
Male 1,676,300 49% 147,231,000 49%
Total 3,448,200 100% 300,544,200 100%
Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity, states (2007-2008), U.S. (2008)
  CT (#) CT (%) CT (%) US (#) US (%) US (%)
White 2,597,700 75% 1.3% 196,505,600 65% 100.0%
Black 304,300 9% 0.8% 36,466,900 12% 100.0%
Hispanic 403,400 12% 0.9% 47,395,400 16% 100.0%
Other 142,800 4% 0.7% 20,176,200 7% 100.0%
Total 3,448,200 100% 1.2% 300,544,200 100% 100.0%

Connecticut Employment Status

Population Distribution by Household Employment Status, states (2007-2008), U.S. (2008)
  CT (#) CT (%) US (#) US (%)
At Least 1 Full Time Worker 2,530,300 73% 215,678,600 72%
Part Time Workers 296,100 9% 25,299,000 8%
Non Workers 621,800 18% 59,566,600 20%
Total 3,448,200 100% 300,544,200 100%