Litchfield County, CT

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Population

184,454

0.371% decline

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$76,438

3.97% growth

Poverty Rate

6.8%


Number of Employees

98,166

0.268% decline

Median Property Value

$250,100

0.24% growth

About

In 2017, Litchfield County, CT had a population of 184k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $76,438. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Litchfield County, CT declined from 185,141 to 184,454, a -0.371% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,519 to $76,438, a 3.97% increase.

The population of Litchfield County, CT is 89.4% White Alone, 5.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.91% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Litchfield County, CT speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Litchfield County, CT are Northwestern Connecticut Community College (242 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Litchfield County, CT is $250,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Litchfield County, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Litchfield County, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Litchfield County, CT employs 98.2k people. The largest industries in Litchfield County, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,941 people), Manufacturing (12,940 people), and Retail Trade (11,499 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,643), Utilities ($70,938), and Public Administration ($67,196).

Median household income in Litchfield County, CT is $76,438. Males in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,438

2017 value

± $1,577

3.97%

1 Year Growth

± 2.75%

Households in Litchfield County, CT have a median annual income of $76,438, 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 $73,519 in 2016, which represents a 3.97% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Litchfield County, 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 2984

  2. Census Tract 2535

  3. Census Tract 3621.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Litchfield County, CT was Census Tract 2984 with a value of $106,000, followed by Census Tract 2535 and Census Tract 3621.02, with respective values of $100,305 and $99,395.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Litchfield County, CT (12.4k out of 182k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    10,624 ± 690

  2. Hispanic

    1,700 ± 331

  3. Other

    636 ± 258

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Litchfield County, CT is White, followed by Hispanic 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

98.2k

2017 Value

± 1,991

-0.268%

1 Year decline

± 2.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Litchfield County, CT declined at a rate of -0.268%, from 98.4k employees to 98.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Litchfield County, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,509 people), Management Occupations (11,106 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,713 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Litchfield County, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Litchfield County, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,509 people), Management Occupations (11,106 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Litchfield County, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.41 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.33 times), and Production Occupations (1.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Litchfield County, CT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,323), Management Occupations ($79,878), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,017).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

98.2k

2017 Value

± 1,991

-0.268%

1 Year decline

± 2.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Litchfield County, CT declined at a rate of -0.268%, from 98.4k employees to 98.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Litchfield County, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,941 people), Manufacturing (12,940 people), and Retail Trade (11,499 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Litchfield County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,941 people), Manufacturing (12,940 people), and Retail Trade (11,499 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Litchfield County, CT has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.3 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.25 times), and Information (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Litchfield County, CT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,643), Utilities ($70,938), and Public Administration ($67,196).

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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

95% of the population of Litchfield County, CT has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.955% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Litchfield County, CT see 1569 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.9% increase from the previous year (1555 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1534 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 461 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

1,569 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Litchfield County, CT see an average of 1,569 patients per year. This represents a 0.9% increase from the previous year (1,555 patients).

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

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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

4.97%

Uninsured

54.2%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

0.955%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Litchfield County, CT declined by 17% from 5.99% to 4.97%.

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

Litchfield County, CT is home to a population of 184k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.82% of Litchfield County, CT residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Litchfield County, CT is composed of 165k White Alone residents (89.4%), 10.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.7%), 3.52k Asian Alone residents (1.91%), 2.84k Black or African American Alone residents (1.54%), 2.15k Two or More Races residents (1.17%), 267 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.145%), 166 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.09%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00325%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Litchfield County, CT was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Litchfield County, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Litchfield County, CT residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.4k people

7.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13.9k people

As of 2017, 7.82% of Litchfield County, CT residents (14.4k 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 Litchfield County, CT was 7.52%, 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

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Litchfield County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Litchfield County, CT was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    165k ± 143

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.5k ± 904

  3. Asian Alone

    3.52k ± 198

In 2017, there were 15.7 times more White Alone residents (165k people) in Litchfield County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Hispanic or Latino and 3.52k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Litchfield County, 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

    4,701 ± 367

  2. Korea

    1,684 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,118 ± 221

Litchfield County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Litchfield County, CT awarded 242 degrees. The student population of Litchfield County, CT is skewed towards women, with 452 male students and 954 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Litchfield County, CT are White (204 and 84.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 8.68%), Two or More Races (6 and 2.48%), and Unknown (5 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Litchfield County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Connecticut Community College (242 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Litchfield County, CT are General Studies (31 and 12.8%), Registered Nursing (30 and 12.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (27 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Litchfield County, CT are $N/A 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. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Litchfield County, CT was General Studies with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

242 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Litchfield County, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Connecticut Community College with 242 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

73

Degrees Awarded to Men

169

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 73 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Litchfield County, CT, which is 0.432 times less than the 169 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

    204 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Litchfield County, CT were to White students. These 204 degrees mean that there were 9.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Litchfield County, CT was $250,100 in 2017, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $249,500 to $250,100, a 0.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Litchfield County, CT is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Litchfield County, CT have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Litchfield County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,438

Median Household Income

± $1,577

74.6k

Number of Households

± 1,718

In 2017, the median household income of the 74.6k households in Litchfield County, CT grew to $76,438 from the previous year's value of $73,519.

The following chart displays the households in Litchfield County, 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

$250,100

2017 Median

± $4,037

$249,500

2016 Median

± $4,061

In 2017, the median property value in Litchfield County, CT grew to to $250,100 from the previous year's value of $249,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Litchfield County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

76.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Litchfield County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Litchfield County, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Litchfield County, CT have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Litchfield County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    6.18%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Litchfield County, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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