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State Demographics Data - CT

Connecticut

Demographics & Social
2015
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 519,648
% Foreign Born 14.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 40.5%
% change: 1990-2000 32.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
49.8%
Black or African American
14.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
21.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
11.2%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 148,791
% Latino 28.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.7%
18-64 77.8%
65 and older 15.9%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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) 51.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.1%
Married 57.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.0%

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 3,071,238
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 1.2%
% change: 1990-2000 0.9%
Race (%)  
One race 96.6%
White 81.0%
Black or African American 9.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.0%
Two or more races 3.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 404,992
% Latino 13.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.0%
5-17 17.8%
18-64 60.5%
65 and older 15.7%
Median Age 39.5
Gender (% female) 51.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 37.2%
Married 45.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.8%
Foreign Born
Number 369,967
% Foreign Born 10.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

519,648
Born in Africa 20,079
Born in Asia 126,305
Born in Europe 133,282
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 222,756
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,070
Born in Oceania 2,156
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.

519,648
Europe 133,282
Northern Europe 19,516
United Kingdom
12,807
Ireland
4,212
Other Northern Europe
2,497
Western Europe 16,232
France
3,717
Germany
8,561
Other Western Europe
3,954
Southern Europe 34,073
Italy
18,527
Portugal
9,824
Other Southern Europe
5,722
Eastern Europe 63,379
Poland
30,259
Russia
6,386
Other Eastern Europe
26,734
Other Europe (no country specified) 82
Asia 126,305
Eastern Asia 37,441
China
25,356

China, excluding Taiwan

22,768

Taiwan

2,588
Japan
3,202
Korea
8,883
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 52,788
India
36,803
Iran
1,816
Other South Central Asia
14,169
Southeastern Asia 24,632
Philippines
10,677
Vietnam
4,340
Other Southeastern Asia
9,615
Western Asia 11,291
Israel
1,227
Lebanon
1,179
Other Western Asia
8,885
Other Asia (no country specified) 153
Africa 20,079
Eastern Africa 3,210
Northern Africa
4,186
Western Africa
9,364
Middle and Southern Africa
1,692
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,627
Oceania 2,156
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,128
Oceania (no country specified) 28
Americas 237,826
Latin America 222,756
Caribbean
82,714

Cuba

3,094

Jamaica

35,636

Other Caribbean

43,984
Central America
57,614

Mexico

26,748

El Salvador

5,164

Other Central America

25,702
South America
82,428

Brazil

15,403

Colombia

15,914

Other South America

51,111
Northern America 15,070
Canada
14,671
Other Northern America
399
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 171,361
1990-1999 111,061
2000-2009 148,821
Since 2010 88,405
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.9%
Born in Asia 24.3%
Born in Europe 25.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 42.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.9%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 6.9%
Country #2 6.1%
Country #3 5.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 25.6%
Northern Europe 3.8%
United Kingdom 2.5%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 3.1%
France 0.7%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 6.6%
Italy 3.6%
Portugal 1.9%
Other Southern Europe 1.1%
Eastern Europe 12.2%
Poland 5.8%
Russia 1.2%
Other Eastern Europe 5.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 24.3%
Eastern Asia 7.2%
China 4.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.4%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 1.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.2%
India 7.1%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 4.7%
Philippines 2.1%
Vietnam 0.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.9%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.9%
Eastern Africa 0.6%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 1.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 45.8%
Latin America 42.9%
Caribbean 15.9%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 6.9%
Other Caribbean 8.5%
Central America 11.1%
Mexico 5.1%
El Salvador 1.0%
Other Central America 4.9%
South America 15.9%
Brazil 3.0%
Colombia 3.1%
Other South America 9.8%
Northern America 2.9%
Canada 2.8%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 33.0%
1980-1989 21.4%
1990-1999 28.6%
Since 2000 17.0%
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 519,648
Naturalized citizens 253,505
Noncitizens 266,143
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 253,505
Before 1980 43,684
1980-1989 26,976
1990-1999 53,223
2000-2009 73,402
Since 2010 56,220
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.8%
Noncitizens 51.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.2%
1980-1989 10.6%
1990-1999 21.0%
2000-2009 29.0%
Since 2010 22.2%
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) 150,957
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,249
% married among women who gave birth
74.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
25.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 692,882
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 26,456
% married among women who gave birth 62.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.04
Average family size 3.52
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.50
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. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 729,601
Only native parent(s)
538,462
One or more foreign-born parents
191,139

Child is native

164,517

Child is foreign born

26,622
Children under age 6 with 218,351
Only native parent(s)
159,496
One or more foreign-born parents
58,855

Child is native

54,708

Child is foreign born

4,147
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 511,250
Only native parent(s)
378,966
One or more foreign-born parents
132,284

Child is native

109,809

Child is foreign born

22,475
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

207,358
Only native parents 139,664
One or more foreign-born parents 67,694
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.2%
Child is native 22.5%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.0%
Child is native 25.1%
Child is foreign born 1.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.9%
Child is native 21.5%
Child is foreign born 4.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 67.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 32.6%
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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 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 an estimate 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 census 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 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.