Storrs, CT

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Population

16,077

0.112% growth

Poverty Rate

37.7%


Median Age

20.4


Median Household Income

$32,117

7.13% decline

Number of Employees

8,091

1.37% growth

Median Property Value

$207,000

12.9% decline

About

In 2017, Storrs, CT had a population of 16.1k people with a median age of 20.4 and a median household income of $32,117. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Storrs, CT grew from 16,059 to 16,077, a 0.112% increase and its median household income declined from $34,583 to $32,117, a -7.13% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Storrs, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), White (Hispanic) (4.91%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%). N/A% of the people in Storrs, CT speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Storrs, CT are University of Connecticut (8,997 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Storrs, CT is $207,000, and the homeownership rate is 31.3%. Most people in Storrs, CT commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Storrs, CT is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Storrs, CT employs 8.09k people. The largest industries in Storrs, CT are Educational Services (2,943 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,040 people), and Retail Trade (821 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($15,750), Manufacturing ($12,881), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($11,316).

Median household income in Storrs, CT is $32,117. Males in Storrs, 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 Storrs, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,117

2017 value

± $10,162

-7.13%

1 Year Growth

± 44.2%

Households in Storrs, CT have a median annual income of $32,117, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,583 in 2016, which represents a -7.13% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Storrs, 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 8811

  2. Census Tract 8815

  3. Census Tract 8813

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Storrs, CT was Census Tract 8811 with a value of $82,769, followed by Census Tract 8815 and Census Tract 8813, with respective values of $75,331 and $43,919.

The following map shows all of the places in Storrs, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Storrs, CT (1.21k out of 3.21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. White

    1,116 ± 369

  2. Hispanic

    153 ± 171

  3. Asian

    84 ± 107

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

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

8.09k

2017 Value

± 607

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Storrs, CT grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 7.98k employees to 8.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Storrs, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,860 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1,057 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Storrs, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Storrs, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,860 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1,057 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (944 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Storrs, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (3.49 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.09 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Storrs, CT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,417), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($26,125), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($16,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.09k

2017 Value

± 607

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Storrs, CT grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 7.98k employees to 8.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Storrs, CT, are Educational Services (2,943 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,040 people), and Retail Trade (821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Storrs, CT, though some of these residents may live in Storrs, 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 Storrs, CT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,943 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,040 people), and Retail Trade (821 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Storrs, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.52 times higher than expected), Educational Services (3.92 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Storrs, CT, by median earnings, are Construction ($15,750), Manufacturing ($12,881), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($11,316).

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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. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

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

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Health

97.4% of the population of Storrs, CT has health coverage, with 75.5% on employee plans, 4.25% on Medicaid, 2.22% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 0.426% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Storrs, CT see 1966 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.5% increase from the previous year (1846 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 477 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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1,966 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tolland County, CT see an average of 1,966 patients per year. This represents a 6.5% increase from the previous year (1,846 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tolland County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

2.64%

Uninsured

75.5%

Employer Coverage

4.25%

Medicaid

2.22%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

0.426%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Storrs, CT declined by 4.84% from 2.78% to 2.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Storrs, 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%.

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Diversity

Storrs, CT is home to a population of 16.1k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.9% of Storrs, CT residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

In 2017, there were 6.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Storrs, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 798 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Storrs, CT was 20.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Storrs, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Storrs, CT residents was 20.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.75k people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.88k people

As of 2017, 10.9% of Storrs, CT residents (1.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Storrs, CT was 11.7%, 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

92.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Storrs, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Storrs, CT was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Storrs, CT

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12k ± 744

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.94k ± 243

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    798 ± 180

In 2017, there were 6.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Storrs, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 798 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Storrs, CT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    52 ± 44

  2. World War II

    16 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5 ± 30

Storrs, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Storrs, CT awarded 8,997 degrees. The student population of Storrs, CT is skewed towards women, with 13,426 male students and 14,152 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Storrs, CT are White (5,279 and 66%), followed by Asian (716 and 8.95%), Unknown (711 and 8.89%), and Hispanic or Latino (654 and 8.17%).

The largest universities in Storrs, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Connecticut (8,997 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Storrs, CT are General Psychology (433 and 4.81%), General Economics (425 and 4.72%), and General Business Administration & Management (344 and 3.82%).

The median tuition costs in Storrs, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,998 and $34,066 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 433 degrees awarded

  2. 402 degrees awarded

  3. 286 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Storrs, CT was General Psychology with 433 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

8,997 degrees awarded

$11,998

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Storrs, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Connecticut with 8,997 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,235

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,762

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,235 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Storrs, CT, which is 0.889 times less than the 4,762 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

    5,279 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    716 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    711 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Storrs, CT were to White students. These 5,279 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 716 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Storrs, CT was $207,000 in 2017, which is 0.901 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,600 to $207,000, a 12.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in Storrs, CT is 31.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Storrs, CT have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Storrs, CT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$207,000

2017 Median

± $34,318

$237,600

2016 Median

± $27,814

In 2017, the median property value in Storrs, CT declined from to $207,000 from the previous year's value of $237,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Storrs, 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 Storrs, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$32,117

Median Household Income

± $10,162

1.67k

Number of Households

± 309

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.67k households in Storrs, CT declined from $32,117 from the previous year's value of $34,583.

The following chart displays the households in Storrs, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

31.3%

2017 Homeownership

33.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 31.3% of the housing units in Storrs, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Storrs, CT have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Storrs, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    50.7%

  2. Drove Alone

    26.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Storrs, CT was Walked (50.7%), followed by those who Drove Alone (26.9%) and those who Worked At Home (10.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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