Template:Infobox ca Connecticut is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England.
It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south.
Its capital city is Hartford.
The state is named after the Connecticut River, a major US river that approximately bisects the state.
The word is a French corruption of the Algonquian word quinetucket, which means "long tidal river".
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As of 2012, Connecticut has a total population of 3,512,102 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.13%.
The median home price Connecticut is $273,930 with the median age of the buyer being 44. Homes in Connecticut have appreciatied over the last by -9.24%.
Public schools in Connecticut spend approximately $8,058 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 14.5.
Connecticut has an unemployment rate of 8.30%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -3.15% with a projected future job growth of 25.40%.
Connecticut has an average commute time of 26.4 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Connecticut is a 3 in violent crime and a 3 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Connecticut, 60.590% of people are Democrats, 38.220% are Republicans and 1.190% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Connecticut was 3,512,102. Connecticut has a population density of 725 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Connecticut
The median age in Connecticut is 39.2, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 48.72% of the population of Connecticut, while females make up 51.28% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Connecticut is 2.52 people across 1,346,850. 57.02% of people are married in Connecticut while 42.98% are single.
|Local Population||Connecticut||United States|
|Households by Income||Connecticut||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||9.30%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||7.85%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||8.11%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||12.40%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||14.20%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||16.64%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||8.59%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||2.78%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||1.74%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Connecticut||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||15.96%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||23.48%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||26.44%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.21%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||8.01%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||11.84%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Connecticut||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-3.15%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||25.40%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$34,985||$26,372|
As of 2012, Connecticut consisted of 30.50% renters and 62.82% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -9.24% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Connecticut Housing||Connecticut||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$273,930||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||44||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$17.74||$11.20|
|Connecticut Homes by Value||Connecticut||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||0.26%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||0.58%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||0.71%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||0.88%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||1.36%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||8.62%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||15.97%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||30.82%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||15.03%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||8.83%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||8.60%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||4.57%||2.07%|
|Connecticut Homes by Year Built||Connecticut||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||20.36%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||8.42%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||15.46%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||14.56%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||13.78%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||12.58%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||3.72%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||3.12%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||8.00%||15.21%|
55.35% of the people in Connecticut declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Connecticut Religions||Connecticut||United States|