Connecticut : What you need to know

Enjoying the highest per-capita income in the nation is Connecticut, with a diverse economy led by sectors like technology, finance, insurance, manufacturing and agriculture. The best places to live in Connecticut are Stamford, Weston, Westport, Bridgeport, New Haven and Greenwich.  Many long-standing educational institutions continue to thrive, led by Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Meanwhile, the arts, film and tourism industries generate a combined $15 billion annually for the state.


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Connecticut Profile

Quick Facts

Population 3593222
Latest Population Increase 0.03%
Median Household Income $3593222
Median Home Price $270500
Median Property Tax $2067
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 77.3%
  Ethnicity Black 10.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 14.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 5.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 21%
  Associate's Degree 7.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 16.6%
  High School Graduate 27.4%
  Some College, No Degree 17.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 37.6%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.9%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.4%
Construction 5.6%
Manufacturing 10.7%
Wholesale Trade 2.5%
Retail Trade 10.9%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.8%
Information 2.3%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 9.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 26.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.6%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 3.7%

Housing

  Homes Rent 67%
  Homes Owned 33%

Connecticut Rankings


Best places to Live in Connecticut
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Ansonia 19,035 $216,500 $43,305
Baltic 1,026 $162,500 $42,045
Bantam 842 $231,400 $58,158
Bethel 9,731 $262,200 $75,038
Bethlehem Village 1,850 $269,100 $79,018
Blue Hills 2,872 $154,900 $59,643
Branford Center 6,015 $291,200 $56,484
Bridgeport 147,340 $169,100 $41,801
Bristol 60,554 $194,600 $61,478
Broad Brook 4,504 $234,100 $73,729
Brooklyn 908 $200,700 $100,962
Byram 4,836 $627,000 $83,947
Canaan 1,098 $203,200 $48,438
Cannondale 117 $0 $0
Canton Valley 1,659 $253,500 $81,250
Cheshire Village 5,730 $313,100 $96,983
Chester Center 1,847 $324,400 $73,299
Clinton 3,498 $283,100 $63,240
Colchester 4,309 $216,800 $70,625
Collinsville 3,518 $263,100 $82,639