Connecticut Demography

Connecticut Demography

Connecticut had an estimated population of 3,510,297, in 2007, which is an increase of 11,331, or 0.3%, from the previous year and an increase of 104,695, or 3.1%, since 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 67,427 people (that is, 222,222 births minus 154,795 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 41,718 people in the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 75,991 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 34,273 people. Based on 2005 estimates, Connecticut ranks 29th to 30th most populous state.

6.6% of its population was reported as under 5 years of age, 24.7% under 18 years of age, and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. Women constitute approximately 51.6% of the population, with 48.4% men.

In 1790, 97% of Connecticut’s population was classified as “rural.” The first census in which less than half the rural population was classified was from 1890. In the 2000 census, it was only 12.3%. Most of western and southern Connecticut (particularly the Gold Coast) is strongly associated with New York, this area is the most prosperous and populated region in the state. Eastern Connecticut is more culturally influenced by the New England metropolitan area, including the cities of Boston and Providence.

Most populated cities

  • Stamford
  • Bridgeport
  • New Haven
  • Hartford
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury
  • Norwalk
  • Danbury
  • New Britain

Race, ancestry, and language

According to the 2010 US Census, Connecticut had a population of 3,574,097. In terms of race and ethnicity, it was 77.6% White (71.2% Non-Hispanic White), 10.1% Black or African-American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.8% Asians, 0.0% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, 5.6% from another race, and 2.6% from two or more races.

As of 2004, 11.4% of the population (400,000) were of foreign origin, and 10% of those born abroad in the state were illegal (about 1.1% of the population). In 1870, American-born represented 75% of the state’s population, but had dropped to 35% by 1918.

As of 2000, 81.69% of Connecticut residents age 5 and older spoke English at home and 8.42% spoke Spanish, followed by Italian at 1.59%, French at 1, 31% and 1.20% in Polish.


The interior parts of Connecticut have a humid continental climate, while other parts, especially the Connecticut coast (four southern counties), have a humid subtropical climate, with the seasonal extremes tempered by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Bridgeport (on Long Island Sound), like most other areas in the New York metropolitan area, has a humid subtropical climate in the Köppen climate classification system. Hartford (35 miles inland) has a humid continental climate. In keeping with its coastal reputation, Connecticut is a moderately sunny state, averaging between 2,400 and 2,800 hours of sunshine a year.

Winters are generally considered cold, with average temperatures ranging from 31 ° F (-1 ° C) in the maritime sector influenced by the southeast to 23 ° F (-5 ° C) in the northwest in January. Average annual snowfall is 25 to 100 inches (64 to 254 cm) statewide, with the highest total in the Northwest. Spring has a variable temperature with frequent rainfall. Summer is hot and humid across the state, with an average high in New London of 81 ° F (27 ° C) and 87 ° F (31 ° C) in Windsor Locks. The fall months are mild and bear colorful foliage across the state in October and November. During hurricane season, tropical cyclones occasionally affect the region. Storms are more frequent during the summer, occurring an average of 30 times a year. These storms can be severe, and the state as a whole averages one tornado per year. Connecticut’s highest temperature is 106 ° F (41 ° C) which occurred in Danbury on July 15, 1995, the lowest temperature is -32 ° F (-36 ° C) which occurred in Falls Village on February 16, 1943 and Coventry January 22, 1961.

New Haven

New Haven is the third largest city in the state of Connecticut, United States, after Bridgeport and Hartford, and is located in New Haven County, on the shore of the Long Island Sound or Long Island Strait.

Location and Geography

It has an area of ​​52.4 km². According to estimates by the Census Bureau in 2009, the city had a population of 123,330 residents, and a density of 2,549 residents / km². Yale University is located in the city. It is considered the first planned city in the country (1638).

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, was born here in 1946. Around 24.4% of the population are below the poverty line.

The city is home to Yale University, which is part of the prestigious Ivy League.

Connecticut Demography

Illustrious figures of this city

  • Josiah Williard Gibbs, theoretical physicist (1839)
  • Paul Giamatti, actor (1967)
  • Alfred Newman, film composer (1901)
  • George W. Bush, President of the United States (1946)
  • John Forbes Kerry, four-time senator and candidate for the presidency of the United States in 2004
  • Karen Anne Carpenter, singer and drummer of the duo “The Carpenters” (died in 1983 at the age of 32 due to anorexia nervosa)
  • Bernard Wolfe, science fiction writer and novelist
  • Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary.
  • César Pelli, Argentine architect who lives and works there.
  • Michael Bolton, American singer (1953).
  • Hatebreed, metalcore / hardcore punk band from Bridgeport and New Haven. It was formed in November 1994 by Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer, and Chris Beattie.
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