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CT Demographics
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Population
2008 1990 2000 2008 2013 2008-2013
Growth Rate
Connecticut 3,287,116 3,405,565 3,501,252 3,621,281 3.43%
CT's Central Coast 717,840 729,956 731,348 765,799 4.71%
Fairfield County 827,645 882,567 895,030 915,352 2.27%
New Haven County 804,219 824,008 846,101 877,540 3.72%
Ansonia 18,403 18,554 18,503 18,688 1.00%
Bridgeport 141,686 139,529 136,405 147,632 8.23%
Derby 12,199 12,391 12,393 12,745 2.84%
East Haven 26,144 28,189 28,590 30,471 6.58%
Easton 6303 7,272 7,340 7,564 3.05%
Fairfield 53,418 57,340 53,418 56,123 5.06%
Hamden 52,434 56,913 57,862 60,520 4.59%
Milford 49,938 52,305 55,907 56,888 1.75%
New Haven 130,474 123,626 123,669 133,062 7.60%
North Branford 12,996 13,906 14,374 14,579 1.43%
North Haven 22,247 23,035 23,961 24,936 4.07%
Orange 12,830 13,233 13,781 14,433 4.73%
Shelton 35,418 38,101 39,991 38,779 -3.03%
Stratford 49,389 49,976 48,853 48,546 -0.63%
Trumbull 32,016 34,243 34,688 36,493 5.20%
West Haven 54,021 52,360 52,420 55,256 5.41%
Woodbridge 7924 8983 9193 9084 -1.19%
Source: U.S. Census
Age Distribution (Numerical):
2008 0-5 5-14 15-24 25-49 50-64 65+
Connecticut 211,637 451,939 473,747 1,477,648 408,274 478,007
CT's Central Coast 49,020 102,735 98,913 311,512 62,366 105,410
Fairfield County 58,405 125,072 115,036 374,131 104,267 118,119
New Haven County 52,007 107,804 118,240 355,258 95,986 116,806
Ansonia 1,281 2,513 2,208 8,093 1,588 2,871
Bridgeport 11,397 22,185 21,662 58,076 10,197 1,6012
Derby 758 1,522 1,300 5,633 1,119 2,059
East Haven 1,639 3,632 2,935 12,761 2,550 4,672
Easton 560 1,239 546 3,206 754 967
Fairfield 4,101 7,655 7,453 23,632 5,152 9,347
Hamden 3,038 6,824 8,852 23,390 4,755 10,054
Milford 3,130 6,632 5,005 24,525 5,217 7,796
New Haven 8,749 17,843 25,093 51,170 8,100 12,671
North Branford 904 2,081 1,372 6,260 1,388 1,901
North Haven 1,261 3,048 2,172 9,768 2,496 4,290
Orange 728 1,970 1,128 5,374 1,395 2,638
Shelton 2,347 5,166 3,687 17,229 4,000 5,672
Stratford 2,983 6,731 4,709 21,118 4,842 9,593
Trumbull 2,366 5,207 3,043 14,284 3,429 5,914
West Haven 3,270 6,927 6,979 23,333 4,409 7,442
Woodbridge 508 1,560 769 3660 975 1511
Source: U.S. Census
Age Distribution (Percentage):
2008 0-5 5-14 15-24 25-49 50-64 65+
Connecticut 6.0% 12.9% 13.5% 42.2% 11.7% 13.7%
CT's Central Coast 6.7% 14.0% 13.5% 42.6% 8.5% 14.4%
Fairfield County 6.5% 14.0% 12.9% 41.8% 11.6% 13.2%
New Haven County 6.1% 12.7% 14.0% 42.0% 11.3% 13.8%
Ansonia 6.9% 13.5% 11.9% 43.6% 8.6% 15.5%
Bridgeport 8.2% 15.9% 15.5% 41.6% 7.3% 11.5%
Derby 6.1% 12.3% 10.5% 45.5% 9.0% 16.6%
East Haven 5.8% 12.9% 10.4% 45.3% 9.0% 16.6%
Easton 7.7% 17.0% 7.5% 44.1% 10.4% 13.3%
Fairfield 7.2% 13.4% 13.0% 41.2% 9.0% 16.3%
Hamden 5.3% 12.0% 15.6% 41.1% 8.4% 17.7%
Milford 6.0% 12.7% 9.6% 46.9% 10.0% 14.9%
New Haven 7.1% 14.4% 20.3% 41.4% 6.6% 10.2%
North Branford 6.5% 15.0% 9.9% 45.0% 10.0% 13.7%
North Haven 5.5% 13.2% 9.4% 42.4% 10.8% 18.6%
Orange 5.5% 14.9% 8.5% 40.6% 10.5% 19.9%
Shelton 6.2% 13.6% 9.7% 45.2% 10.5% 14.9%
Stratford 6.0% 13.5% 9.4% 42.3% 9.7% 19.2%
Trumbull 6.9% 15.2% 8.9% 41.7% 10.0% 17.3%
West Haven 6.2% 13.2% 13.3% 44.6% 8.4% 14.2%
Woodbridge 5.7% 17.4% 8.6% 40.7% 10.9% 16.8%
Source: U.S. Census
Median Household Income
2008 Income
Connecticut $68,055
CT's Central Coast $60,141
Fairfield County $82,184
New Haven County $61,329
Ansonia $53,603
Bridgeport $42,651
Derby $57,258
East Haven $60,357
Easton $159,701
Fairfield $106,767
Hamden $65,860
Milford $76,992
New Haven $37,460
North Branford $79,257
North Haven $81,510
Orange $97,686
Shelton $84,155
Stratford $67,147
Trumbull $100,644
West Haven $52,933
Woodbridge $127,260
Source: CT Economic Resource Center
Cost of Living:
2008 Composite
(100%)
Grocery
(12.49%)
Housing
(29.84%)
Utilities
(9.94%)
Transportation
(10.73%)
Health
(4.07%)
Misc.
(32.93%)
New Haven, CT 119.8 116.2 134.4 126.3 104.8 111 112.5
Washington, DC 138.9 111.6 221.1 97.7 106.9 103.8 104.2
Boston, MA 131.6 115.8 148.1 153.1 103 126.7 126.7
New York, NY 179.4 128.7 317.2 153.1 103.4 114.2 118.6
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index

A $50,000 income in New Haven is equivalent to:

  • $57,972 in Washington, DC
  • $54,925 in Boston, MA
  • $74,875 in New York, NY
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