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State Demographics Data - CT

Connecticut

Demographics & Social
2016
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 514,050
% Foreign Born 14.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 38.9%
% change: 1990-2000 32.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
49.1%
Black or African American
16.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
22.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
9.3%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 135,525
% Latino 26.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 5.2%
18-64 78.2%
65 and older 15.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

45.2
Gender (% female) 52.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.0%
Married 59.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.7%

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 3,062,402
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 0.9%
% change: 1990-2000 0.9%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White 81.3%
Black or African American 9.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.0%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 426,822
% Latino 13.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.9%
5-17 17.6%
18-64 60.3%
65 and older 16.2%
Median Age 39.4
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 37.6%
Married 44.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.9%
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.

514,050
Born in Africa 25,921
Born in Asia 129,211
Born in Europe 124,285
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 219,314
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 13,244
Born in Oceania 2,075
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.

514,050
Europe 124,285
Northern Europe 21,329
United Kingdom
17,044
Ireland
2,279
Other Northern Europe
2,006
Western Europe 14,184
France
3,699
Germany
7,295
Other Western Europe
3,190
Southern Europe 32,895
Italy
17,800
Portugal
8,443
Other Southern Europe
6,652
Eastern Europe 55,549
Poland
23,352
Russia
6,564
Other Eastern Europe
25,633
Other Europe (no country specified) 328
Asia 129,211
Eastern Asia 31,481
China
20,046

China, excluding Taiwan

18,061

Taiwan

1,985
Japan
4,027
Korea
7,408
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 59,925
India
46,498
Iran
1,661
Other South Central Asia
11,766
Southeastern Asia 23,736
Philippines
9,981
Vietnam
6,533
Other Southeastern Asia
7,222
Western Asia 13,873
Israel
1,413
Lebanon
1,519
Other Western Asia
10,941
Other Asia (no country specified) 196
Africa 25,921
Eastern Africa 2,741
Northern Africa
4,848
Western Africa
12,945
Middle and Southern Africa
3,177
Other Africa (no country specified)
2,210
Oceania 2,075
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,801
Oceania (no country specified) 274
Americas 232,558
Latin America 219,314
Caribbean
84,464

Cuba

3,288

Jamaica

32,172

Other Caribbean

49,004
Central America
61,431

Mexico

29,282

El Salvador

8,412

Other Central America

23,737
South America
73,419

Brazil

18,999

Colombia

11,672

Other South America

42,748
Northern America 13,244
Canada
13,242
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 165,072
1990-1999 116,632
2000-2009 133,825
Since 2010 98,521
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.0%
Born in Asia 25.1%
Born in Europe 24.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 42.7%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.6%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 6.90%
Country #2 6.10%
Country #3 5.60
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 24.2%
Northern Europe 4.1%
United Kingdom 3.3%
Ireland 0.4%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 2.8%
France 0.7%
Germany 1.4%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 6.4%
Italy 3.5%
Portugal 1.6%
Other Southern Europe 1.3%
Eastern Europe 10.8%
Poland 4.5%
Russia 1.3%
Other Eastern Europe 5.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 25.1%
Eastern Asia 6.1%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.5%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 11.7%
India 9.0%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.3%
Southeastern Asia 4.6%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 1.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.4%
Western Asia 2.7%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 5.0%
Eastern Africa 0.5%
Northern Africa 0.9%
Western Africa 2.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 45.2%
Latin America 42.7%
Caribbean 16.4%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 6.3%
Other Caribbean 9.5%
Central America 12.0%
Mexico 5.7%
El Salvador 1.6%
Other Central America 4.6%
South America 14.3%
Brazil 3.7%
Colombia 2.3%
Other South America 8.3%
Northern America 2.6%
Canada 2.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.1%
1980-1989 22.7%
1990-1999 26.0%
Since 2000 19.2%
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 7.20%
Country #2 7.00%
Country #3 6.90
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 12.50
Country #2 7.90%
Country #3 7.40%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 514,050
Naturalized citizens 270,273
Noncitizens 243,777
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 270,273
Before 1980 44,120
1980-1989 29,384
1990-1999 51,483
2000-2009 79,441
Since 2010 65,845
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 52.6%
Noncitizens 47.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 16.3%
1980-1989 10.9%
1990-1999 19.0%
2000-2009 29.4%
Since 2010 24.4%
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) 148,009
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,253
% married among women who gave birth
80.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 682,493
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 25,472
% married among women who gave birth 63.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 36.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 2.46
Average family size 3.10
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 726,897
Only native parent(s)
539,808
One or more foreign-born parents
187,089

Child is native

160,978

Child is foreign born

26,111
Children under age 6 with 215,809
Only native parent(s)
159,830
One or more foreign-born parents
55,979

Child is native

51,120

Child is foreign born

4,859
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 511,088
Only native parent(s)
379,978
One or more foreign-born parents
131,110

Child is native

109,858

Child is foreign born

21,252
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.

213,449
Only native parents 146,201
One or more foreign-born parents 67,248
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.7%
Child is native 22.1%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.9%
Child is native 23.7%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.7%
Child is native 21.5%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 68.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.5%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.