Danbury, CT

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Population

84,573

0.814% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$68,068

0.946% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

45,189

0.14% growth

Median Property Value

$289,700

1.15% growth

About

In 2017, Danbury, CT had a population of 84.6k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $68,068. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Danbury, CT grew from 83,890 to 84,573, a 0.814% increase and its median household income grew from $67,430 to $68,068, a 0.946% increase.

The population of Danbury, CT is 51.6% White Alone, 30.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.14% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Danbury, CT speak a non-English language, and 80.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Danbury, CT are Western Connecticut State University (1,238 degrees awarded in 2016), Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Danbury (89 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Danbury (77 degrees).

The median property value in Danbury, CT is $289,700, and the homeownership rate is 59.6%. Most people in Danbury, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Danbury, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Danbury, CT employs 45.2k people. The largest industries in Danbury, CT are Retail Trade (5,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,835 people), and Manufacturing (5,671 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,494), Public Administration ($73,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,117).

Median household income in Danbury, CT is $68,068. Males in Danbury, 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 Danbury, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,068

2017 value

± $4,517

0.946%

1 Year Growth

± 8.46%

Households in Danbury, CT have a median annual income of $68,068, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,430 in 2016, which represents a 0.946% 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 Danbury, 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 2108

  2. Census Tract 2111

  3. Census Tract 2113

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Danbury, CT was Census Tract 2108 with a value of $105,536, followed by Census Tract 2111 and Census Tract 2113, with respective values of $103,750 and $97,885.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Danbury, CT (9.43k out of 81.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    5,046 ± 652

  2. White

    4,634 ± 581

  3. Other

    3,364 ± 553

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Danbury, 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

45.2k

2017 Value

± 1,751

0.14%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Danbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.14%, from 45.1k employees to 45.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Danbury, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,855 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,675 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,288 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Danbury, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Danbury, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,855 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,675 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,288 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Danbury, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.91 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Danbury, CT, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($89,238), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,274), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,468).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.2k

2017 Value

± 1,751

0.14%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Danbury, CT grew at a rate of 0.14%, from 45.1k employees to 45.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Danbury, CT, are Retail Trade (5,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,835 people), and Manufacturing (5,671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Danbury, CT, though some of these residents may live in Danbury, 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 Danbury, CT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (5,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,835 people), and Manufacturing (5,671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Danbury, CT has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.69 times higher than expected), Construction (1.63 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Danbury, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,494), Public Administration ($73,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,117).

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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).

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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$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.

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. $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

83% of the population of Danbury, CT has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 8.17% on non-group plans, and 0.342% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Danbury, 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

17%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

8.17%

Non-Group

0.342%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Danbury, CT declined by 0.954% from 17.1% to 17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Danbury, 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

Danbury, CT is home to a population of 84.6k people, from which 80.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 30.9% of Danbury, CT residents were born outside of the country (26.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Danbury, CT is composed of 43.6k White Alone residents (51.6%), 26k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.8%), 5.2k Black or African American Alone residents (6.14%), 5.15k Asian Alone residents (6.09%), 3k Some Other Race Alone residents (3.54%), 1.36k Two or More Races residents (1.6%), 178 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.21%), and 49 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0579%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Danbury, CT was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Danbury, CT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Danbury, CT residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

26.1k people

30.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

25.8k people

As of 2017, 30.9% of Danbury, CT residents (26.1k 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 Danbury, CT was 30.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

80.3%

2017 Citizenship

80.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80.3% of Danbury, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Danbury, CT was 80.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    43.6k ± 1.7k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    26k ± 2.47k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5.2k ± 900

In 2017, there were 1.67 times more White Alone residents (43.6k people) in Danbury, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26k Hispanic or Latino and 5.2k 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 Danbury, 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 Danbury, 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 Danbury, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Danbury, 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

    888 ± 173

  2. Korea

    460 ± 157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    329 ± 152

Danbury, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Danbury, CT awarded 1,404 degrees. The student population of Danbury, CT is skewed towards women, with 2,702 male students and 3,237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Danbury, CT are White (975 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (212 and 15.1%), Black or African American (119 and 8.49%), and Asian (48 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Danbury, CT by number of degrees awarded are Western Connecticut State University (1,238 and 88.2%), Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Danbury (89 and 6.34%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Danbury (77 and 5.48%).

The most popular majors in Danbury, CT are Criminal Justice - Police Science (144 and 10.3%), Registered Nursing (95 and 6.77%), and General Psychology (94 and 6.7%).

The median tuition costs in Danbury, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,216 and $16,882 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 144 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Danbury, CT was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 144 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,238 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

$5,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Danbury, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Connecticut State University with 1,238 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

558

Degrees Awarded to Men

846

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 558 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Danbury, CT, which is 0.66 times less than the 846 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

    975 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    212 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Danbury, CT were to White students. These 975 degrees mean that there were 4.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 212 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Danbury, CT was $289,700 in 2017, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $286,400 to $289,700, a 1.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Danbury, CT is 59.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Danbury, CT have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Danbury, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$68,068

Median Household Income

± $4,517

29.7k

Number of Households

± 1,290

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.7k households in Danbury, CT grew to $68,068 from the previous year's value of $67,430.

The following chart displays the households in Danbury, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$289,700

2017 Median

± $5,668

$286,400

2016 Median

± $5,437

In 2017, the median property value in Danbury, CT grew to to $289,700 from the previous year's value of $286,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Danbury, 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 Danbury, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.6%

2017 Homeownership

58.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.6% of the housing units in Danbury, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Danbury, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Danbury, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Danbury, CT have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Danbury, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Public Transit

    4.38%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Danbury, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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