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January 31, 2008

Connecticut Snapshot

Connecticut in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

Connecticut, one of the more than 24 states to hold a presidential primary or caucus on “Super Tuesday,” had a 2007 population of 3.5 million. Colorado has a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a higher percentage of college graduates than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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:

Selected Characteristics Connecticut U.S.
Population change: 2000-2007 2.8% 7.2%
Median age 39.0 36.4
Women 51.3% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 74.8% 66.4%
Black alone 10.2% 12.8%
Hispanic 11.2% 14.8%
Median household income $63,422 $48,451
Foreign born 12.9% 12.5%
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).

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