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Connecticut Population

Connecticut is the eastern region state of United States, borders on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island, New York on the west, Long Island Sound to the south. The first human inhabitants of Burlington were members of the Tunxis Tribe, who belonged to Algonquian Indians. The word 'Connecticut' is derived from the Algonquian word from 'Quonehtacut', a Mohegan Indian tribe word, meaning 'a long tidal river'. The State of Connecticut is named after the River Connecticut, the largest river in New England. Hartford is the state capitaland other top cities are Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury. Connecticut population in 2020 is estimated to be 3.5 million, ranks 29th populous state, Its area is 5,567 sq miles (14,357 sq km), 48th largest by area rank in the United States. The popular places are Lake Compounce, a amusement park in Bristol, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport. The first european settlers are arrived in 1636, settling the plantations of Windsor, Hartford and Wetherfield.
Connecticut Population gathering at Winter Carnivale
Image Source: People gathering at Chester, Winter Carnivale, Connecticut

The population of Connecticut in 2019 is projected 3.5 million with change of -0.23%, compared to -0.03 in 2018. In 2014 population census registered as no chnage, from 2014 the declining of population started to -0.20% in 2015.
YearPopulation% Change
20103,579,125
20113,588,0230.25
20123,594,3950.18
20133,594,9150.01
20143,594,7830.00
20153,587,509-0.20
20163,578,674-0.25
20173,573,880-0.13
20183,572,665-0.03
2019*3,564,448-0.23
2020*3,557,303-0.20 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018


Connecticut Population by Race & Groups

Connecticut Population by Race & ethnic Groups are 71.6% are White Americans, 9.8% are Black Americans, 14.3% are Hispanic/Latino Americans and 4.1% are Asian Americans
In terms of Asian population of 156,450 people in CT state, 57,571 are Asian Indians, 36,704 are Chinese(except Taiwanese), 12,930 are Filipinos, 3,820 are Japanese, 10,284 Koreans and 9,523 are Vietnamese. 2875 are Bangladeshi, 21 Bhutanese, 846 Burmese, 2712 Cambodians, 94 Hmong, 3063 Laotians, 182 Malaysians, 23 are Mongolians, 1109 Nepalese, 6369 are Pakistani's, 865 Sri Lankans, 1130 Taiwanese and 1075 Thailand people.
Total NHPI are 931 (Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander), out of these 246 are Native Hawaiian, 160 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 180 are Samoan, 345 are Other Pacific Islander.
Total Hispanic/Latino in Connecticut state are 5,51,916, out of these 57,969 are Mexican, 2,86,751 are Puerto Ricans and 12,271 are Cubans.
American Indian and Alaska Native are 9,385, 710 are Cherokee tribals, 40 Sioux, 46 are CNavajo tribal groups and 155 are Chippewa tribals. 931 are NHPI, 236 are Native Hawaiians, 160 are Guamanian/Chamorro and 180 are Samoans.

Total Population3,594,478
White2,757,064
Black or African American376,240
American Indian and Alaska Native9,385
Cherokee tribal grouping710
Chippewa tribal grouping155
Navajo tribal grouping46
Sioux tribal grouping40
Asian Population156,450
Asian Indian57,571
Chinese37,834
Filipino12,930
Japanese3,820
Korean10,284
Vietnamese9,523
Other Asian Population24,488
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander931
Native Hawaiian246
Guamanian or Chamorro160
Samoan180
Other Pacific Islander345
Some other race183,754
Hispanic or Latino551,916
Mexican57,969
Puerto Rican286,751
Cuban12,271
Other Hispanic or Latino194,925

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)


Top Cities of Connecticut

RankCitiesPopulation(2018)
1Bridgeport144,900
2New Haven130,418
3Stamford129,775
4Hartford122,587
5Waterbury108,093
6Norwalk89,047
7Danbury84,730
8New Britain72,453
9Bristol60,032
10Meriden59,540


Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group


Languages spoken in CT

English is the Official language in Connecticut state, As on 2017 estimated census, Language spoken at home are 77.93% speak English, followed by 11.69 are Spanish, 7% are European languages, 2.39 are Asian languages.
Total Asian language speakers are 81,587, out of these Asian Indian languages include 13012 speak Hindi, 7518 Gujarati, 6513 Urdu, 1454 Punjabi, 5201 Bengali, 4899 Nepali/Marathi, 6099 Telugu, 5723 Tamil and 2671 Malayalam/Kannada, or other Dravidian languages.
People from Mid and East Asian languages include 29471 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 6709 Korean, 3680 Japanese, 84 Hmong, 7630 Vietnamese, 2425 Khmer, 3237 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai languages and 8724 Tagalog.
Austronesian people include, 849 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian language, 11374 Arabic, 2543 Hebrew and 1869 speak Persian includes Farsi, Dari.
People from Africa region, 1303 speak Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 6858 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 1795 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
European language speakers at home include 29979 speak Italian, 24115 French includes Cajun, 9649 German, 35769 Portuguese, 2058 speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages. 8475 German, 9623 Russian, 33862 Polish, 4920 Serbo-Croatian, 5706 Ukranian/Slavic language and 635 Armenian.
LanguagesPopulationPercentage
Speak only English2,656,08177.93
Spanish Language398,29711.69
European Language239,0287.01
Asian Languages81,5872.39
Other Languages33,2970.98
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Education

CT state education levels of High school and College stats as per table below:

TotalMaleFemale
Population 18 to 24 years351449181389170060
Less than high school graduate388292433914490
High school graduate (includes equivalency)998835810841775
Some college or associates degree1604367534085096
Bachelors degree or higher523012360228699
Population 25 years and over248029711821291298168
Less than 9th grade1046235201652607
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1378776986568012
High school graduate (includes equivalency)673582335452338130
Some college, no degree422535197899224636
Associates degree18848175160113321
Bachelors degree532055254201277854
Graduate or professional degree421144197536223608
White1799646859134940512
High school graduate or higher1691422805005886417
Bachelors degree or higher772904369403403501
Black or African237734108775128959
High school graduate or higher20443691975112461
Bachelors degree or higher499112061529296
American Indian or Alaska Native alone597131582813
High school graduate or higher471623452371
Bachelors degree or higher909479430
Asian1062495015256097
High school graduate or higher954264576449662
Bachelors degree or higher689753457734398
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander589219370
High school graduate or higher539202337
Bachelors degree or higher1577582
Hispanic or Latino Origin310064151380158684
High school graduate or higher220840104996115844
Bachelors degree or higher513272238928938
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disability

Connecticut state disability population as per table below:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population389368
Male181924
Female207444
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White309730
Black or African American40146
American Indian and Alaska Native alone1737
Asian8129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander146
Some other race18982
DISABILITY TYPE
With a hearing difficulty107942
With a vision difficulty62666
With a cognitive difficulty148035
With an ambulatory difficulty192996
With a self-care difficulty78060
With an independent living difficulty140582


Counties of Connecticut

There are eight counties in the U.S. state of Connecticut state, Fairfield is the populous County with 943,823 inhabitants, followed by Hartford County with 892,697, New Haven County with 857,620 and New London County with 266,784.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Fairfield County943,457943,823011
Hartford County892,931892,697022
Litchfield County181,710181,111-0.355
Middlesex County162,855162,682-0.166
New Haven County857,794857,620033
New London County267,826266,784-0.444
Tolland County150,933150,921077
Windham County116,374117,0270.688


References

1. Census Fact finder
2. Historical Population of States from 1790 to 1990

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