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Capital City:
Hartford
State FLower:
Bitterroot
State Bird:
Robin
State #5 Admitted to Union:
January 9, 1788

People Facts Connecticut USA
Population, 2010 3,574,097 308,745,538
Population, 2000 3,405,565 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 22.4% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 14.4% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.3% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 82.3% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 11.1% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 70.9% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 88.4% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 35.2% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 1,494,019 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.2% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $296,500 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 1,359,218 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $36,775 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $67,740 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 9.2% 13.8%

Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 89,234 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 1,436,992 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 255,793 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 332,150 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 28.1% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 58,404,898 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 107,917,037 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 52,165,480 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $14,953 $12,990

Geography Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010 4,842.36 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 738.1 87.4



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