New London, CT

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Population

27,147

0.261% decline

Median Age

30.9


Median Household Income

$37,331

5.58% growth

Poverty Rate

28.3%


Number of Employees

12,031

0.174% decline

Median Property Value

$177,100

3.7% decline

About

In 2017, New London, CT had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 30.9 and a median household income of $37,331. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New London, CT declined from 27,218 to 27,147, a -0.261% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,357 to $37,331, a 5.58% increase.

The population of New London, CT is 45.2% White Alone, 33.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in New London, CT speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New London, CT are Connecticut College (558 degrees awarded in 2016), United States Coast Guard Academy (219 degrees), and Mitchell College (151 degrees).

The median property value in New London, CT is $177,100, and the homeownership rate is 36.8%. Most people in New London, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New London, CT is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of New London, CT employs 12k people. The largest industries in New London, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,297 people), Retail Trade (1,644 people), and Educational Services (1,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,004), Finance & Insurance ($69,688), and Manufacturing ($56,648).

Median household income in New London, CT is $37,331. Males in New London, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in New London, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,331

2017 value

± $4,812

5.58%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in New London, CT have a median annual income of $37,331, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,357 in 2016, which represents a 5.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New London, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6909

  2. Census Tract 6908

  3. Census Tract 6904

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New London, CT was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $54,076, followed by Census Tract 6908 and Census Tract 6904, with respective values of $45,508 and $44,704.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New London, CT (6.64k out of 23.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    3,880 ± 525

  2. White

    3,098 ± 445

  3. Other

    2,017 ± 419

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New London, CT is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12k

2017 Value

± 817

-0.174%

1 Year decline

± 9.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New London, CT declined at a rate of -0.174%, from 12.1k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New London, CT, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,329 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,013 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New London, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New London, CT, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,329 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,013 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New London, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.41 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.98 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New London, CT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,973), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,125), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,065).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 817

-0.174%

1 Year decline

± 9.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New London, CT declined at a rate of -0.174%, from 12.1k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New London, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,297 people), Retail Trade (1,644 people), and Educational Services (1,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New London, CT, though some of these residents may live in New London, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New London, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,297 people), Retail Trade (1,644 people), and Educational Services (1,607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New London, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.44 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.56 times), and Educational Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New London, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($101,004), Finance & Insurance ($69,688), and Manufacturing ($56,648).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of New London, CT has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 32.2% on Medicaid, 7.04% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of New London, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in New London, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.36%

Uninsured

37.4%

Employer Coverage

32.2%

Medicaid

7.04%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

2.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New London, CT declined by 15.9% from 9.94% to 8.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New London, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New London, CT is home to a population of 27.1k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.2% of New London, CT residents were born outside of the country (3.86k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of New London, CT is composed of 12.3k White Alone residents (45.2%), 8.97k Hispanic or Latino residents (33.1%), 3.73k Black or African American Alone residents (13.7%), 1.41k Two or More Races residents (5.19%), 674 Asian Alone residents (2.48%), 55 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.203%), 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.133%), and 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0221%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New London, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in New London, CT was 30.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in New London, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New London, CT residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.86k people

14.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.88k people

As of 2017, 14.2% of New London, CT residents (3.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New London, CT was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of New London, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New London, CT was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.3k ± 651

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.97k ± 990

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.73k ± 477

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White Alone residents (12.3k people) in New London, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.97k Hispanic or Latino and 3.73k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New London, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of New London, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in New London, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of New London, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    510 ± 138

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    249 ± 118

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    228 ± 168

New London, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New London, CT awarded 1,038 degrees. The student population of New London, CT is skewed towards women, with 1,748 male students and 1,936 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New London, CT are White (709 and 71.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (97 and 9.81%), Black or African American (63 and 6.37%), and Unknown (41 and 4.15%).

The largest universities in New London, CT by number of degrees awarded are Connecticut College (558 and 53.8%), United States Coast Guard Academy (219 and 21.1%), and Mitchell College (151 and 14.5%).

The most popular majors in New London, CT are General Business Administration & Management (116 and 11.2%), General Psychology (73 and 7.03%), and General Economics (67 and 6.45%).

The median tuition costs in New London, CT are $40,255 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 116 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New London, CT was General Economics with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New London, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 558 degrees awarded

  2. 219 degrees awarded

  3. 151 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$40,255

Median Private

In 2016, the New London, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Connecticut College with 558 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

388

Degrees Awarded to Men

650

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 388 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New London, CT, which is 0.597 times less than the 650 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    709 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    63 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New London, CT were to White students. These 709 degrees mean that there were 7.31 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New London, CT was $177,100 in 2017, which is 0.814 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,900 to $177,100, a 3.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in New London, CT is 36.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New London, CT have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New London, CT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,331

Median Household Income

± $4,812

11k

Number of Households

± 778

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in New London, CT grew to $37,331 from the previous year's value of $35,357.

The following chart displays the households in New London, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$177,100

2017 Median

± $7,776

$183,900

2016 Median

± $6,633

In 2017, the median property value in New London, CT declined from to $177,100 from the previous year's value of $183,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New London, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New London, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New London, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New London, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.8%

2017 Homeownership

33.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.8% of the housing units in New London, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 33.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New London, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New London, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New London, CT have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New London, CT have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in New London, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.1%

  2. Walked

    11.5%

  3. Carpooled

    9.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New London, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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