Connecticut’s primary is Feb.5. About 63 percent of Connecticut’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, which was comparable to the national figure of 64 percent. More information can be found at Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
These and other statistics about Connecticut’s population at the state and local levels on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>.
Highlights include the following:
|Population change: 2000-2007||2.8%||7.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||74.8%||66.4%|
|Median household income||$63,422||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||8.3%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||33.7%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$298,900||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).