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State Demographics Data - CT

Connecticut

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 499,643
% Foreign Born 13.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 35.1%
% change: 1990-2000 32.4%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
46.6%
Black or African American
15.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
21.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
14.7%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 146,012
% Latino 29.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 78.8%
65 and older 15.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

43.8
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.9%
Married 58.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 3,096,437
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 2.0%
% change: 1990-2000 0.9%
Race (%)  
One race 96.9%
White 82.2%
Black or African American 9.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 3.6%
Two or more races 3.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 381,151
% Latino 12.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 60.5%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age 39.3
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.8%
Married 45.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.4%
Foreign Born
Number 369,967
% Foreign Born 10.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 3,035,598
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Foreign Born
Number 279,383
% Foreign Born 8.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 3,007,733
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

499,643
Born in Africa 13,961
Born in Asia 116,496
Born in Europe 129,629
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 225,056
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 13,540
Born in Oceania 961
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 India
Country #2 Jamaica
Country #3 Poland
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

499,643
Europe 129,629
Northern Europe 22,226
United Kingdom
15,554
Ireland
4,664
Other Northern Europe
2,008
Western Europe 16,163
France
2,850
Germany
9,330
Other Western Europe
3,983
Southern Europe 35,160
Italy
18,511
Portugal
11,779
Other Southern Europe
4,870
Eastern Europe 55,775
Poland
24,907
Russia
5,625
Other Eastern Europe
25,243
Other Europe (no country specified) 305
Asia 116,496
Eastern Asia 34,253
China
23,737

China, excluding Taiwan

20,420

Taiwan

3,317
Japan
2,322
Korea
8,194
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 47,221
India
33,427
Iran
903
Other South Central Asia
12,891
Southeastern Asia 25,935
Philippines
12,568
Vietnam
5,355
Other Southeastern Asia
8,012
Western Asia 8,911
Israel
1,476
Lebanon
487
Other Western Asia
6,948
Other Asia (no country specified) 176
Africa 13,961
Eastern Africa 1,480
Northern Africa
3,472
Western Africa
5,306
Middle and Southern Africa
2,556
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,147
Oceania 961
Australia and New Zealand subregion 916
Oceania (no country specified) 45
Americas 238,596
Latin America 225,056
Caribbean
86,429

Cuba

3,805

Jamaica

42,676

Other Caribbean

39,948
Central America
60,872

Mexico

27,915

El Salvador

4,501

Other Central America

28,456
South America
77,755

Brazil

14,612

Colombia

16,058

Other South America

47,085
Northern America 13,540
Canada
13,254
Other Northern America
286
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 178,104
1990-1999 120,270
2000-2009 149,611
Since 2010 51,658
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.8%
Born in Asia 23.3%
Born in Europe 25.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.7%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 6.9%
Country #2 6.1%
Country #3 5.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 25.9%
Northern Europe 4.4%
United Kingdom 3.1%
Ireland 0.9%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 3.2%
France 0.6%
Germany 1.9%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 7.0%
Italy 3.7%
Portugal 2.4%
Other Southern Europe 1.0%
Eastern Europe 11.2%
Poland 5.0%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 5.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 23.3%
Eastern Asia 6.9%
China 4.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.1%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 9.5%
India 6.7%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 2.6%
Southeastern Asia 5.2%
Philippines 2.5%
Vietnam 1.1%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.6%
Western Asia 1.8%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.8%
Eastern Africa 0.3%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 1.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 47.8%
Latin America 45.0%
Caribbean 17.3%
Cuba 0.8%
Jamaica 8.5%
Other Caribbean 8.0%
Central America 12.2%
Mexico 5.6%
El Salvador 0.9%
Other Central America 5.7%
South America 15.6%
Brazil 2.9%
Colombia 3.2%
Other South America 9.4%
Northern America 2.7%
Canada 2.7%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 35.6%
1980-1989 24.1%
1990-1999 29.9%
Since 2000 10.3%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 369,967
Born in Africa 9,748
Born in Asia 70,156
Born in Europe 141,141
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 128,267
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 19,261
Cat28 1,388
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Jamaica
Country #2 Italy
Country #3 Poland
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.6%
Born in Asia 19.0%
Born in Europe 38.1%
Born in Latin America 34.7%
Born in Northern America 5.2%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 7.2%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 6.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 268,334
Born in Africa 5,043
Born in Asia 38,852
Born in Europe 142,290
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58,566
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 22,482
Cat21 1,101
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Italy
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Poland
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.9%
Born in Asia 14.5%
Born in Europe 53.0%
Born in Latin America 21.8%
Born in Northern America 8.4%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 12.5%
Country #2 7.9%
Country #3 7.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 499,643
Naturalized citizens 244,730
Noncitizens 254,913
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 244,730
Before 1980 45,368
1980-1989 30,021
1990-1999 55,230
2000-2009 77,875
Since 2010 36,236
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 49.0%
Noncitizens 51.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.5%
1980-1989 12.3%
1990-1999 22.6%
2000-2009 31.8%
Since 2010 14.8%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 369,967
Naturalized citizens 180,267
Noncitizens 189,700
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.7%
Noncitizens 51.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 279,383
Naturalized citizens 145,148
Noncitizens 134,235
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 52.0%
Noncitizens 48.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 147,522
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,082
% married among women who gave birth
81.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
18.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 708,494
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 28,822
% married among women who gave birth 64.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.01
Average family size 3.45
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.52
Average family size 3.13
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 757,910
Only native parent(s)
570,432
One or more foreign-born parents
185,681

Child is native

161,065

Child is foreign born

24,616
Children under age 6 with 227,393
Only native parent(s)
164,487
One or more foreign-born parents
62,228

Child is native

59,213

Child is foreign born

3,015
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 530,517
Only native parent(s)
405,945
One or more foreign-born parents
123,453

Child is native

101,852

Child is foreign born

21,601
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

227,254
Only native parents 158,266
One or more foreign-born parents 68,577
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.5%
Child is native 21.3%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.4%
Child is native 26.0%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.3%
Child is native 19.2%
Child is foreign born 4.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 808,420
Only native parent(s) 678,159
One or more foreign-born parents 130,261
Child is native 102,811
Child is foreign born 27,450
Children under age 6 with 259,741
Only native parent(s) 216,840
One or more foreign-born parents 42,901
Child is native 38,798
Child is foreign born 4,103
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 548,679
Only native parent(s) 461,319
One or more foreign-born parents 87,360
Child is native 64,013
Child is foreign born 23,347
Children in Low-Income Families* 188,557
Only native parents 154,232
One or more foreign-born parents 34,325
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.1%
Child is native 12.7%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.5%
Child is native 14.9%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.9%
Child is native 11.7%
Child is foreign born 4.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 81.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 727,718
Only native parent(s) 630,080
One or more foreign-born parents 97,638
Child is native 80,414
Child is foreign born 17,224
Children under age 6 with 264,552
Only native parent(s) 231,948
One or more foreign-born parents 32,604
Child is native 29,814
Child is foreign born 2,790
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 463,166
Only native parent(s) 398,132
One or more foreign-born parents 65,034
Child is native 50,600
Child is foreign born 14,434
Children in Low-Income Families* 157,516
Only native parents 138,672
One or more foreign-born parents 18,844
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.4%
Child is native 11.1%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.3%
Child is native 11.3%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.0%
Child is native 10.9%
Child is foreign born 3.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 88.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.