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State Demographics Data - CT

Connecticut

Demographics & Social
2012
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 495,421
% Foreign Born 13.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 33.9%
% change: 1990-2000 32.4%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
50.7%
Black or African American
13.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
21.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
11.7%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 133,722
% Latino 27.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 6.1%
18-64 78.5%
65 and older 14.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

43.1
Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.2%
Married 60.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.7%

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 3,094,926
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 2.0%
% change: 1990-2000 0.9%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 82.5%
Black or African American 9.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 3.4%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 376,925
% Latino 12.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 18.4%
18-64 60.6%
65 and older 14.8%
Median Age 39.7
Gender (% female) 51.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.8%
Married 45.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.3%
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.

495,421
Born in Africa 24,519
Born in Asia 118,607
Born in Europe 137,252
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 197,472
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,983
Born in Oceania 1,588
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.

495,421
Europe 137,252
Northern Europe 21,775
United Kingdom
15,421
Ireland
3,875
Other Northern Europe
2,479
Western Europe 17,475
France
2,742
Germany
10,449
Other Western Europe
4,284
Southern Europe 39,734
Italy
20,559
Portugal
12,788
Other Southern Europe
6,387
Eastern Europe 58,084
Poland
27,535
Russia
4,002
Other Eastern Europe
26,547
Other Europe (no country specified) 184
Asia 118,607
Eastern Asia 34,335
China
22,422

China, excluding Taiwan

20,582

Taiwan

1,840
Japan
3,735
Korea
8,178
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 50,019
India
33,971
Iran
1,723
Other South Central Asia
14,325
Southeastern Asia 24,130
Philippines
8,748
Vietnam
7,453
Other Southeastern Asia
7,929
Western Asia 10,123
Israel
768
Lebanon
1,638
Other Western Asia
7,717
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 24,519
Eastern Africa 2,568
Northern Africa
5,096
Western Africa
12,653
Middle and Southern Africa
2,619
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,583
Oceania 1,588
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,490
Oceania (no country specified) 98
Americas 213,455
Latin America 197,472
Caribbean
67,787

Cuba

3,080

Jamaica

30,468

Other Caribbean

34,239
Central America
53,418

Mexico

25,061

El Salvador

5,992

Other Central America

22,365
South America
76,267

Brazil

15,086

Colombia

15,210

Other South America

45,971
Northern America 15,983
Canada
15,813
Other Northern America
170
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 183,350
1990-1999 111,598
2000-2009 156,321
Since 2010 44,152
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.9%
Born in Asia 23.9%
Born in Europe 27.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 39.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.2%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 6.9%
Country #2 6.1%
Country #3 5.6%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 27.7%
Northern Europe 4.4%
United Kingdom 3.1%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 3.5%
France 0.6%
Germany 2.1%
Other Western Europe 0.9%
Southern Europe 8.0%
Italy 4.1%
Portugal 2.6%
Other Southern Europe 1.3%
Eastern Europe 11.7%
Poland 5.6%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 5.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 23.9%
Eastern Asia 6.9%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.2%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 1.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.1%
India 6.9%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.9%
Southeastern Asia 4.9%
Philippines 1.8%
Vietnam 1.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.6%
Western Asia 2.0%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.9%
Eastern Africa 0.5%
Northern Africa 1.0%
Western Africa 2.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 43.1%
Latin America 39.9%
Caribbean 13.7%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 6.1%
Other Caribbean 6.9%
Central America 10.8%
Mexico 5.1%
El Salvador 1.2%
Other Central America 4.5%
South America 15.4%
Brazil 3.0%
Colombia 3.1%
Other South America 9.3%
Northern America 3.2%
Canada 3.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 37.0%
1980-1989 22.5%
1990-1999 31.6%
Since 2000 8.9%
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 495,421
Naturalized citizens 233,804
Noncitizens 261,617
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 233,804
Before 1980 45,088
1980-1989 29,436
1990-1999 58,684
2000-2009 74,754
Since 2010 25,842
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.2%
Noncitizens 52.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 19.3%
1980-1989 12.6%
1990-1999 25.1%
2000-2009 32.0%
Since 2010 11.1%
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) 147,573
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,832
% married among women who gave birth
84.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
15.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 717,632
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 30,007
% 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
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.46
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.48
Average family size 3.09
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 764,160
Only native parent(s)
590,130
One or more foreign-born parents
174,030

Child is native

148,077

Child is foreign born

25,953
Children under age 6 with 230,068
Only native parent(s)
172,708
One or more foreign-born parents
57,360

Child is native

53,407

Child is foreign born

3,953
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 534,092
Only native parent(s)
417,422
One or more foreign-born parents
116,670

Child is native

94,670

Child is foreign born

22,000
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.

224,459
Only native parents 165,720
One or more foreign-born parents 58,739
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.8%
Child is native 19.4%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.9%
Child is native 23.2%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.8%
Child is native 17.7%
Child is foreign born 4.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.2%
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, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.
  • 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.