Connecticut by the Numbers:
Key Statistical Data and Facts

Key Details

  • As of 2022, Connecticut is home to 3,626,205 residents 
  • Approximately 66.2% of the housing units are occupied, with an average rent of $1,260. 
  • 63.9% of residents are white, followed by Hispanics (18.2%), African Americans (12.9%), Asians (5.2%), and American Indians (0.7%). 
  • Ned Lamon was elected as governor in 2018. 
  • Connecticut has an educational attainment rate of 42%, higher than the national average, and a median income of $83,771. 
  • 46.9% of 15+ residents are married, 10.4% are divorced, and 1.4% are separated. 
  • The life expectancy at birth in 2020 was 78.4 years old. 
  • In 2021 the crime rate per 100000 citizens was 167 for violent crimes and 1545 for property crimes. 

Connecticut Population Demographics

According to 2022 census estimates, Connecticut has a population of 3,626,205 residents, 0.6% higher than the population in 2020 and 1.4% higher than in 2010 (3,574,097). Approximately one out of every five residents (20.2%) is aged 18 years or younger, while 18.3% are 65 years and older. Females outnumber males in the state with a 51:49 ratio.  

Connecticut Housing

1,540,363 housing units
As of 2022, Connecticut has 1,540,363 housing units with an average of 2.5 persons per household.
Between 2017 and 2021, the median value of owner units was $286.700
Between 2017 and 2021, the median value of owner units was $286.700
While the median monthly owners' cost ranged from $946 (without a mortgage) to $2,192 (with a mortgage).
In comparison, tenants paid a median gross rent of $1,260.

Connecticut Racial Demographics


Connecticut's racial diversity includes whites, Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and American Indians. Of these, whites are the majority, accounting for 63,9% of residents, followed by Hispanics with 18.2%. Blacks or African Americans comprise 12.9% of the population, while Asians comprise 5.2%. Collectively, American Indians, Alaska natives, and Pacific Islanders made up approximately 0.9% of the state. Roughly 2.7% of residents claimed two or more races, while foreign-born persons accounted for 14.8% of the population, higher than the national average of 13.6%. 

  • White only
  • Black or African-American alone
  • Asian alone
Whites (not Hispanics or Latinos) 63.9% 
Hispanics or Latinos 18.2% 
Black or African American 12.9% 
Asian 5.2% 
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders 0.1% 

Elections in Connecticut

Connecticut is considered a blue state. Between 1995 and 2020, two out of four governors have been Democrats. However, Democrats retained the governor's office between 2011 and 2020.  

As of 2023, the democratic party controls the state legislature and the governor's office. Democrats also serve in the positions of attorney general and secretary of state. 

Ned Lamon was elected governor during the 2018 gubernatorial elections. He defeated his Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski by claiming 49.4% of the votes.  He won his reelection in 2022. As of 2023, Susan Bysiewicz (D) serves as President of the Senate, while Matthew Ritter (D) serves as the State Speaker of the House. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal represent the state in the US Senate.  

2020 Presidential Election 

Democratic candidate Joe Biden won the 2020 US presidential elections in Connecticut, defeating his Republican candidate, Trump. He secured 59.24% of the votes (1,080,680), while Trump won 39.21% (715,291).  

Joe Biden

59.24% of votes

Donald Trump

39.21% of votes

In the last 90 years, only two Democratic candidates have won the majority of Nebraska votes. These were Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Connecticut Voting Statistics

As of November 2022, Connecticut has 2,474,398 registered voters, made up of 2,237,016 active voters and 237,382 inactive voters. Among active voters, 463,401 enrolled with the Republican Party, 813,384 enrolled with the Democratic Party, and 36,017 enrolled with minor parties. The state also had 924,214 unaffiliated active voters.


General and Gubernatorial Elections

YearVoter TurnoutTurnout Percentage (Voting Age Population)
2020 1,823,856 79.7 % 
2018 1,406,803 61.8 % 
2016 1,644,920 76.94 % 
2014 1,092,773 50.6 % 

How Educated is Connecticut

Connecticut has a high educational attainment rate. According to census figures, among residents aged 25 and older, roughly four out of ten (42.1%) have a bachelor's degree or higher, which is almost 20% above the national average.   

A breakdown of the data reveals 25% of residents aged 25 and older have only a high school degree, while 16% have some college certification or no degree. Roughly 7.4% have an associate's degree, compared to 23.2% with a Bachelor's degree. Residents with a graduate or professional degree  (25 years or older) accounted for 18.9%.  

As of 2022, Connecticut is home to over 15 state colleges and universities, including Yale University. Of these, the University of Connecticut has the largest enrollment, with 26,000+ students, ahead of Yale University, which has a total enrollment of 14,000+. Other universities include Post University, Sacred Heart University, and Central Connecticut State University.

Connecticut Employment Rate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Connecticut's unemployment rate in May 2023 was 3.7%, down from 4.0% recorded at the end of 2022. Out of a civilian workforce of approximately 1,897,600, roughly 1,826,500 were employed, and 71,100 were unemployed. Education and health services were the biggest sectors, employing 351,2000 workers. It was followed by the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector, with 300,500 workers. Between 2022 and 2023, most of the major industries recorded job expansions, except for Financial Activities and Construction, which shrank by 3.3% and 2.6%, respectively.

Average Income in Connecticut

Per 2021 ACS estimates, Connecticut has a median income of $83,771 and a mean income of $120,000. Married-couple families earned a median income of $129,296, while nonfamily households earned a median income of $45,211. The mean income for married couple families and nonfamily households was $172,356 and $68,045, respectively. 

Group by earnings. 14.6% of households earned $200,000 or more, while 10.1% earned between $150,000 and $199,999. In contrast, 8.5% of households earned $14,999 or less, while approximately 26% earned between $50,000 and $99,999.  

Families in Connecticut

Connecticut Marriage Rates


According to the 2021 American Community Survey, 46.9% of residents aged 15 years and over were married, while 35.9% had never been married. It included 49.5% of males over 15 and 44.5% of females over 15. Approximately 66% of men older than 45 were married, compared to 21% of men between the ages of 20 and 34.  

In comparison, the marriage percentage for females was highest between the ages of 35 and 44, with approximately 62% married. In other age groups. 42% of women older than 65 were married, and 58.9% of women 55-64 were married. With less than 0.8% for males and females, the marriage rate was lowest for residents between the ages of 15 and 19.  

Connecticut Divorce Rates

Among residents aged 15 and older, 10.4% were divorced, while  1.4% were separated. Per ACS data, 12.5% of females older than 15 were divorced, compared to 8.1% of males. Divorces were more likely for males and females between 55 and 64. 19.6% of females within this age group were divorced compared to 15.4% of males. In contrast, the divorce percentages were lowest for residents 34 years and younger. 1.2% of males and 2.3% of females in this category were divorced.  

Grouped by racial groups, whites accounted for the most divorces (11%), followed by blacks, American Indians and Asians, with 10.4%, 9%, and 4.2%, respectively.  

Life Expectancy in Connecticut

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Connecticut's life expectancy at birth was 78.4 years in 2020. Heart disease was the leading cause of death, with 6,731 mortalities, followed by cancer, with 6,526 mortalities. Other leading causes included COVID 10, accidents, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases.  

Among women aged 15 to 44, Connecticut had a fertility rate of 52.1 births per 1,000 women, and 37.5% of births were to unmarried mothers. The constitution state also had a cesarean delivery rate of 35.4 and a 9.6 preterm birth rate. 

Connecticut Crime Rates

As per the Statistical Analysis Center's records for 2021, there were numerous recorded offenses in the State, amounting to a total of 69,595 incidents. Some of the crimes outlined in the report include 17,333 acts of violence, 19,607 violations related to property, 8,942 drug-related transgressions, and 23,713 other minor social misdeeds.

Connecticut Incarceration Rate

179 persons per 100,000
Connecticut has an incarceration rate of 179 persons per 100,000 residents as of 2020, almost 40% lower than the national average.
According to statistics published by the Department of Correction, between 2017 and 2022, Connecticut's prison population fluctuated from a high of 10,920 to a low of 5,350. In 2020,
In 2020, the state had 9,559 inmates in prison and 4,080 out on parole.
Up to 31,473 were on probation, per data published by the National Institute of Correction.

Connecticut Bankruptcy Rate

2,512 bankruptcy filings

In 2022, Connecticut recorded 2,512 bankruptcy filings, fewer than the previous year and the lowest recorded over 20 years. The majority of cases were Chapter 7s. Residents filed 1,942 Chapter 7 cases, compared to 548 Chapter 13 cases and 22 Chapter 11. Connecticut also recorded 85 business bankruptcy cases, including 66 Chapter 7 cases, 17 Chapter 11, and two Chapter 13s. According to the American Banking Institute, between 200 and 2022, the total number of filings recorded in Connecticut (relative to the population) was 35% below the average.

Weird Laws in Connecticut

The Constitution State is governed by hundreds of laws that keep residents safe. But some of these laws appear outdated or strange. For instance, a pickle is only a pickle if it bounces. Other rules that some might find odd include:

  • In Hartford, Connecticut, residents are not permitted to cross the street while walking on their hands
  • Stylists and beauticians cannot whistle, sing or hum while working.
  • Married couples may not kiss in public on Sundays
  • In Meriden, using a bean whistle in public is illegal (except for police officers).
  • Silly String is banned in Southington Connecticut
  • In Devon, Connecticut, residents are not allowed to walk backward at night

Cities in Connecticut

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Cities in Connecticut