Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Connecticut

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Connecticut total population increased from 3,405,565 (2000) to 3,580,709 (2011) -- a change of 175,144 ( 5.14%). The median age increased from 37.4 (2000) to 40.3 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 618,344 (2000) to 607,414 (2011) -- a change of -10,930 ( -1.77%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,405,565 100.0 3,580,709 100.0 175,144 5.1
  Male 1,649,319 48.4 1,743,795 48.7 94,476 5.7
  Female 1,756,246 51.6 1,836,914 51.3 80,668 4.6
  Under 5 years 223,344 6.6 196,206 5.5 -27,138 -12.2
  5 to 9 years 244,144 7.2 221,922 6.2 -22,222 -9.1
  10 to 14 years 241,587 7.1 236,759 6.6 -4,828 -2.0
  15 to 19 years 216,627 6.4 254,836 7.1 38,209 17.6
  20 to 24 years 187,571 5.5 226,583 6.3 39,012 20.8
  25 to 34 years 451,640 13.3 428,130 12.0 -23,510 -5.2
  35 to 44 years 581,049 17.1 467,003 13.0 -114,046 -19.6
  45 to 54 years 480,807 14.1 573,005 16.0 92,198 19.2
  55 to 59 years 176,961 5.2 245,840 6.9 68,879 38.9
  60 to 64 years 131,652 3.9 215,111 6.0 83,459 63.4
  65 to 74 years 231,565 6.8 263,918 7.4 32,353 14.0
  75 to 84 years 174,345 5.1 163,565 4.6 -10,780 -6.2
  85 years and over 64,273 1.9 87,831 2.5 23,558 36.7
  Median age 37.4... 40.3... 2.9 7.8

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4103,4752.998,6312.8
  5- 9113,7633.2108,8083.0
  10-14122,9243.4117,3413.3
  15-19128,9493.6121,8853.4
  20-24117,1173.3110,7813.1
  25-29107,9863.0106,1593.0
  30-34102,0382.9104,1942.9
  35-39108,6373.0113,7643.2
  40-44127,5553.6134,4823.8
  45-49141,7574.0149,5154.2
  50-54138,9613.9145,3644.1
  55-59116,6993.3123,4583.5
  60-6496,9392.7106,3563.0
  65-6970,2582.079,0232.2
  70-7447,3311.358,3321.6
  75-7937,9081.151,3441.4
  80-8430,3690.847,0961.3
  85+ 26,9480.857,9501.6

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 82,313 (2000) to 141,081 (2011) -- a change of 58,768 ( 71.40%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 4,076 (2000) to 4,812 (2011) -- a change of 736 ( 18.06%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,405,565 100.0 3,580,709 100.0 175,144 5.1
One Race 3,330,717 97.8 3,492,125 97.5 161,408 4.8
  White 2,780,355 81.6 2,787,171 77.8 6,816 0.2
  Black or African American 309,843 9.1 359,683 10.0 49,840 16.1
  American Indian and Alaska Native 9,639 0.3 7,481 0.2 -2,158 -22.4
  Asian 82,313 2.4 141,081 3.9 58,768 71.4
    Asian Indian 23,662 0.7 49,786 1.4 26,124 110.4
    Chinese 19,172 0.6 34,574 1.0 15,402 80.3
    Filipino 7,643 0.2 11,604 0.3 3,961 51.8
    Japanese 4,196 0.1 3,705 0.1 -491 -11.7
    Korean 7,064 0.2 8,903 0.2 1,839 26.0
    Vietnamese 7,538 0.2 8,103 0.2 565 7.5
    Other Asian 13,038 0.4 24,406 0.7 11,368 87.2
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,366 0.0 1,416 0.0 50 3.7
    Native Hawaiian 365 0.0 -1 0.0 -366 -100.3
    Guamanian or Chamorro 281 0.0 -1 0.0 -282 -100.4
    Samoan 277 0.0 -1 0.0 -278 -100.4
    Other Pacific Islander 443 0.0 -1 0.0 -444 -100.2
  Some other race 147,201 4.3 195,293 5.5 48,092 32.7
Two or more races 74,848 2.2 88,584 2.5 13,736 18.4
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 2,835,974 83.3 2,859,030 79.8 23,056 0.8
  Black or African American 339,078 10.0 405,539 11.3 66,461 19.6
  American Indian and Alaska Native 24,488 0.7 28,406 0.8 3,918 16.0
  Asian 95,368 2.8 160,494 4.5 65,126 68.3
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4,076 0.1 4,812 0.1 736 18.1
  Some other race 186,234 5.5 218,739 6.1 32,505 17.5
Hispanic 320,323 9.4 494,289 13.8 173,966 54.3

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,301,670 (2000) to 1,351,643 (2011) -- a change of 49,973 ( 3.84%). The number of families increased from 881,170 (2000) to 893,101 (2011) -- a change of 11,931 ( 1.35%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,301,670 100.0 1,351,643 100.0 49,973 3.8
  Family households (families) 881,170 67.7 893,101 66.1 11,931 1.4
    Married-couple family 676,467 52.0 660,299 48.9 -16,168 -2.4
  Nonfamily households 420,500 32.3 458,542 33.9 38,042 9.0
    Householder living alone 344,224 26.4 384,135 28.4 39,911 11.6
      Householder 65 years and over 132,061 10.1 145,738 10.8 13,677 10.4

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 653,300 (2000) to 676,513 (2011) -- a change of 23,213 ( 3.55%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 2,295,617 100.0 2,444,403 100.0 148,786 6.5
  Less than 9th grade 132,917 5.8 108,358 4.4 -24,559 -18.5
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 234,739 10.2 158,336 6.5 -76,403 -32.5
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 653,300 28.5 676,513 27.7 23,213 3.6
  Some college, no degree 402,741 17.5 438,018 17.9 35,277 8.8
  Associate's degree 150,926 6.6 179,119 7.3 28,193 18.7
  Bachelor's degree 416,751 18.2 500,103 20.5 83,352 20.0
  Graduate or professional degree 304,243 13.3 383,956 15.7 79,713 26.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 84.0... 89.1 5.1 6.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 31.4... 36.2 4.8 15.3

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 910,869 (2000) to 943,212 (2011) -- a change of 32,343 ( 3.55%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 910,869 100.0 943,212 100.0 32,343 3.6
  Nursery school, preschool 66,689 7.3 59,983 6.4 -6,706 -10.1
  Kindergarten 49,197 5.4 43,015 4.6 -6,182 -12.6
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 401,109 44.0 369,804 39.2 -31,305 -7.8
  High school (grades 9-12) 189,662 20.8 209,490 22.2 19,828 10.5
  College or graduate school 204,212 22.4 260,920 27.7 56,708 27.8

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 234,799 (2000) to 279,004 (2011) -- a change of 44,205 ( 18.83%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 3,184,514 100.0 3,384,503 100.0 199,989 6.3
  English only 2,600,601 81.7 2,660,477 78.6 59,876 2.3
  Language other than English 583,913 18.3 724,026 21.4 140,113 24.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 234,799 7.4 279,004 8.2 44,205 18.8
  Spanish 268,044 8.4 367,816 10.9 99,772 37.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 116,538 3.7 157,039 4.6 40,501 34.8
  Other Indo-European languages 251,335 7.9 252,676 7.5 1,341 0.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 90,355 2.8 82,691 2.4 -7,664 -8.5
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 47,993 1.5 76,032 2.2 28,039 58.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 23,246 0.7 31,253 0.9 8,007 34.4

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,664,440 (2000) to 1,742,494 (2011) -- a change of 78,054 ( 4.69%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 2,652,316 100.0 2,874,766 100.0 222,450 8.4
  In labor force 1,765,319 66.6 1,958,135 68.1 192,816 10.9
    Civilian labor force 1,757,108 66.2 1,949,486 67.8 192,378 10.9
      Employed 1,664,440 62.8 1,742,494 60.6 78,054 4.7
      Unemployed 92,668 3.5 206,992 7.2 114,324 123.4
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.3... 10.6 5.3 100.0
    Armed Forces 8,211 0.3 8,649 0.3 438 5.3
  Not in labor force 886,997 33.4 916,631 31.9 29,634 3.3

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,664,440 100.0 1,742,494 100.0 78,054 4.7
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 7,445 0.4 7,200 0.4 -245 -3.3
  Construction 99,913 6.0 97,630 5.6 -2,283 -2.3
  Manufacturing 246,607 14.8 189,245 10.9 -57,362 -23.3
  Wholesale trade 53,231 3.2 44,110 2.5 -9,121 -17.1
  Retail trade 185,633 11.2 192,231 11.0 6,598 3.6
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 64,662 3.9 68,289 3.9 3,627 5.6
  Information 55,202 3.3 38,748 2.2 -16,454 -29.8
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 163,568 9.8 161,071 9.2 -2,497 -1.5
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 168,334 10.1 185,445 10.6 17,111 10.2
  Educational, health and social services 366,568 22.0 464,211 26.6 97,643 26.6
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 111,424 6.7 146,302 8.4 34,878 31.3
  Other services (except public administration) 74,499 4.5 81,954 4.7 7,455 10.0
  Public administration 67,354 4.0 66,058 3.8 -1,296 -1.9

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 1,918,193 (May 2012) to 1,894,359 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -23,834 ( -1.2%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,918,1931,918,7931,912,2871,902,9131,897,8801,894,359
  Employed1,767,8391,764,1121,748,8901,731,8551,728,2821,723,276
  Unemployed150,354154,681163,397171,058169,598171,083
  Unemployment rate 7.8 8.1 8.5 9.0 8.9 9.0

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 24.4 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,640,823). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 25.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,711,088).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 41.81% ( 1,331,524) of the population 5 years and over ( 3,184,514) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 11.53% ( 409,171) of the population 1 year and over ( 3,548,667) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $53,935 (2000) to $65,753 (2011) -- a change of $11,818 ( 21.91%). The per capita income increased from $28,766 (2000) to $35,932 (2011) -- a change of $7,166 ( 24.91%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $65,883 (2010) to $65,753 (2011) -- a change of ($130) ( -0.20%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.486 (2010) to 0.486 (2011) -- a change of 0.000 ( 0.000%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,302,227 100.0 1,351,643 100.0 49,416 3.8
  Less than $10,000 91,721 7.0 82,288 6.1 -9,433 -10.3
  $10,000 to $14,999 64,895 5.0 59,299 4.4 -5,596 -8.6
  $15,000 to $24,999 126,157 9.7 119,474 8.8 -6,683 -5.3
  $25,000 to $34,999 130,916 10.1 109,825 8.1 -21,091 -16.1
  $35,000 to $49,999 188,021 14.4 154,266 11.4 -33,755 -18.0
  $50,000 to $74,999 265,470 20.4 225,045 16.6 -40,425 -15.2
  $75,000 to $99,999 172,569 13.3 179,185 13.3 6,616 3.8
  $100,000 to $149,999 152,405 11.7 210,700 15.6 58,295 38.3
  $150,000 to $199,999 48,533 3.7 99,410 7.4 50,877 104.8
  $200,000 or more 61,540 4.7 112,151 8.3 50,611 82.2
  Median household income (dollars) 53,935... 65,753... 11,818 21.9
  Median family income (dollars) 65,521... 83,106... 17,585 26.8
  Per capita income (dollars) 28,766... 35,932... 7,166 24.9

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $208,204M (2011Q2) to $211,966M (2012Q2) -- a change of $3,762M ( 1.8%). Per capita personal income increased from $58,205 (2011Q2) to $59,197 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,111 ( 1.9%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 206,828208,204207,035207,248210,069211,966
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 206,670208,044206,878207,091209,874211,773
  Farm income 10.2/ 159160157157195193
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 146,896148,070146,630146,566148,961149,766
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 12,97613,03912,87112,85813,13213,174
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 6,0206,0605,9645,9516,0276,047
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 6,9576,9796,9076,9077,1057,126
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 4,2844,0924,2764,3424,0614,175
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 138,204139,123138,034138,050139,889140,767
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 39,73240,15340,04040,13640,67541,636
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 28,89228,92928,96129,06329,50429,562
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 102,078102,851101,546101,270103,236103,757
Supplements to wages and salaries 23,78723,98623,82523,93224,09624,193
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 16,83017,00716,91817,02516,99117,067
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 6,9576,9796,9076,9077,1057,126
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 21,03121,23321,25921,36421,62921,816
  Farm proprietors' income 414138384158
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 20,99021,19221,22121,32621,58821,758
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 57,82058,20557,87857,93858,66759,197

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 5.64 (2000) to 7.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 7.86 (2000) to 10.90 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,522,709) with health insurance was 3,213,764. Of those with health insurance, 2,574,097 had private health insurance and 1,038,923 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.52% ( 546,813) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 3,120,953) had a disability. In 2011, 10.73% ( 377,847) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,522,709) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 1,385,975 (2000) to 1,494,042 (2011) -- a change of 108,067 ( 7.80%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 1,385,975 100.0 1,494,042 100.0 108,067 7.8
  Occupied housing units 1,301,670 93.9 1,351,643 90.5 49,973 3.8
    Owner-occupied housing units 869,729 62.8 911,059 61.0 41,330 4.8
    Renter-occupied housing units 431,941 31.2 440,584 29.5 8,643 2.0
  Vacant housing units 84,305 6.1 142,399 9.5 58,094 68.9

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $166,900 (2000) to $278,700 (2011) -- a change of $111,800 ( 66.99%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 869,729 100.0 911,059 100.0 41,330 4.8
  Less than $50,000 5,996 0.7 17,669 1.9 11,673 194.7
  $50,000 to $99,999 85,221 9.8 24,913 2.7 -60,308 -70.8
  $100,000 to $149,999 212,010 24.4 65,406 7.2 -146,604 -69.1
  $150,000 to $199,999 156,397 18.0 137,241 15.1 -19,156 -12.2
  $200,000 to $299,999 137,499 15.8 262,157 28.8 124,658 90.7
  $300,000 to $499,999 79,047 9.1 250,385 27.5 171,338 216.8
  $500,000 to $999,999 38,168 4.4 113,294 12.4 75,126 196.8
  $1,000,000 or more 13,906 1.6 39,994 4.4 26,088 187.6
Median value (dollars) 166,900... 278,700... 111,800 67.0

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $681 (2000) to $1,021 (2011) -- a change of $340 ( 49.93%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,426 (2000) to $2,052 (2011) -- a change of $626 ( 43.90%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 520,076 100.0 644,372 100.0 124,296 23.9
  Less than $300 310 0.1 332 0.1 22 7.1
  $300 to $499 4,748 0.9 1,995 0.3 -2,753 -58.0
  $500 to $699 20,129 3.9 6,106 0.9 -14,023 -69.7
  $700 to $999 71,583 13.8 26,307 4.1 -45,276 -63.2
  $1,000 to $1,499 191,420 36.8 110,653 17.2 -80,767 -42.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 119,173 22.9 163,278 25.3 44,105 37.0
  $2,000 or more 112,713 21.7 335,701 52.1 222,988 197.8
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,426... 2,052... 626 43.9
Housing units without a mortgage 208,168 40.0 266,687 100.0 58,519 28.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 473... 805... 332 70.2


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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