Connecticut Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Connecticut?

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There are 3,605,330 residents in Connecticut, with a median age of 41. Of this, 49.06% are males and 50.94% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.33% of the resident pool in Connecticut, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.87%. Additionally, 6.8% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 3,157,131 people in Connecticut currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 3,605,330 1.0%
Male Population 1,768,860 1.6%
Female Population 1,836,470 0.4%
Male population 49.06%
Female population 50.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 2,932,155 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 427,836 3.2%
Not Citizen 245,339 1.6%
Citizen US Born 81.33%
Citizen not US Born 11.87%
Not Citizen 6.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 24,175 -4.4%
Moved from Same County 232,636 -2.3%
Moved from Same State 68,368 2.0%
Moved from Different State 89,780 7.4%
Same House as Last Year 3,157,131 1.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.68%
Moved from Same County 6.51%
Moved from Same State 1.91%
Moved from Different State 2.51%
Same House as Last Year 88.38%

What are the employment statistics in Connecticut?

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White-collar workers make up 82.36% of the working population in Connecticut, while blue-collar employees account for 17.64%. There are also 181,916 entrepreneurs in Connecticut (9.98% of the workforce); 1,222,973 workers employed in private companies (67.09%); and 235,166 people working in governmental institutions (12.9%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,501,385 0.5%
Blue Collar 321,610 2.4%
White Collar 82.36%
Blue Collar 17.64%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 181,916 0.5%
Private Companies 1,222,973 0.5%
Governmental Workers 235,166 1.6%
Not for Profit Companies 182,940 2.5%
Self Employees 9.98%
Private Companies 67.09%
Governmental Workers 12.9%
Not for Profit Companies 10.04%

How many households are there in Connecticut?

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There are a total of 1,397,324 households in Connecticut, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 65.12% of these Connecticut households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.88%. Additionally, 29.43% of households have children and 70.57% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,397,324 0.9%
Average People Per Household 2 0.0%
Family Households 910,006 0.8%
Non-family Households 487,318 1.0%
Family Households 65.12%
Non-family Households 34.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 411,169 0.8%
Households without Children 986,155 0.9%
Households with Children 29.43%
Households without Children 70.57%

What are the median and average incomes in Connecticut?

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The average annual household income in Connecticut is $120,670, while the median household income sits at $83,572 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $87,411, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $104,155. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,038 and $60,256, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $120,670 4.6%
Median Household Income $83,572 4.7%
People below Poverty Level 346,757 3.7%
People above Poverty Level 3,124,078 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Connecticut?

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There are 1,527,039 housing units in Connecticut, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1966. Of the 1,397,324 occupied housing units in Connecticut, 66.23% are owner-occupied, while 33.77% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.12% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $289,600. In general, housing costs reach $1,534 per month in Connecticut.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,527,039 0.4%
Median Year Built 1966 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 323,631 -1.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 100,445 -2.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 224,412 0.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 203,726 -1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 206,448 0.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 191,539 1.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 118,124 -0.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 104,519 1.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 53,427 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 768 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,397,324 0.9%
Owner Occupied 925,503 1.1%
Renter Occupied 471,821 0.4%
Owner Occupied 66.23%
Renter Occupied 33.77%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 621,236 0.7%
Without Mortgage 304,267 1.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $289,600 2.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $280,200 3.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,534 4.0%
With Mortgage 67.12%
Without Mortgage 32.88%

What is the level of education in Connecticut?

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Approximately 31.96% of the population in Connecticut holds a high school degree (that's 914,405 residents), while 19.32% have attained a college certificate (613,201 locals) and 21.51% have a bachelor's degree (615,239 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 105,160 2.2%
Some High School 914,405 0.1%
Some College 613,201 0.1%
Associate Degree 209,265 1.1%
Bachelor's Degree 615,239 1.7%
Graduate Degree 464,032 3.2%
No High School 3.68%
Some High School 31.96%
Some College 19.32%
Associate Degree 7.31%
Bachelor's Degree 21.51%
Graduate Degree 16.22%

What is the marital status of Connecticut residents?

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A total of 1,056,334 people in Connecticut have never been married (which represents 35.18% of the total population), while 1,463,628 of them are wedded (48.75%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 38,221 (1.27%) and 316,825 (10.55%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,056,334 2.1%
Married 1,463,628 0.4%
Separated 38,221 3.8%
Widowed 165,510 -2.1%
Divorced 316,825 1.4%
Never Married 35.18%
Married 48.75%
Separated 1.27%
Widowed 5.51%
Divorced 10.55%

What are the most common means of transportation in Connecticut?

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The top three means of transportation people in Connecticut use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,464,741 residents commute by car, 47,482 prefer going to work by walking and 32,584 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,464,741 -2.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 32,584 -12.0%
Subway or Elevated 32,096 N/A
Railroad 529 15.8%
Ferryboat 661 34.9%
Bicycle 3,988 -5.7%
Motorcycle 1,351 3.2%
TaxiCab 3,942 20.7%
Walk 47,482 0.6%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.