Meriden, CT

Census Place

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Population
59,864
0.626% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
Median Age
42.6

Poverty Rate
11.7%

Median Household Income
$57,886
0.935% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$172,200
0.52% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
30,022
1.63% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Meriden, CT had a population of 59.9k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $57,886. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Meriden, CT declined from 60,241 to 59,864, a -0.626% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,350 to $57,886, a 0.935% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meriden, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), White (Hispanic) (21.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.38%), Other (Hispanic) (3.95%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%). 0% of the people in Meriden, CT speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Meriden, CT was $172,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%. Most people in Meriden, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Meriden, CT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Haven County, CT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 54.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42%), followed by Other (3.79%). The most partisan county was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Haven County, CT
54.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Connecticut
  1. 59.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 57.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 54.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Connecticut was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Connecticut colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Meriden, CT is home to a population of 59.9k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.72% of Meriden, CT residents were born outside of the country (5.22k people).

In 2018, there were 2.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Meriden, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k White (Hispanic) and 5.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meriden, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.8k ± 1.04k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 1.15k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.62k ± 798
27.4%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2018, there were 2.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Meriden, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k White (Hispanic) and 5.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.4% of the people in Meriden, CT are hispanic (16.4k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.72%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.22k people
8.49%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.11k people

As of 2018, 8.72% of Meriden, CT residents (5.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Meriden, CT was 8.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Meriden, CT compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Meriden, CT was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Meriden, CT are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Meriden, CT residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    41,809 ± 4,991 people
  2. Jamaica
    35,587 ± 4,608 people
  3. Mexico
    26,408 ± 3,975 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 41,809 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,587 and Mexico with 26,408.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2018 Citizenship
96%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of Meriden, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Meriden, CT was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    857 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    358 ± 159
  3. Korea
    263 ± 96

Meriden, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Meriden, CT is $57,886. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Meriden, CT was Census Tract 1712 with a value of $89,438, followed by Census Tract 1717 and Census Tract 1705, with respective values of $84,428 and $76,533.

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,235. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Meriden, CT employs 30k people. The largest industries in Meriden, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,193 people), Retail Trade (3,786 people), and Manufacturing (3,165 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,721), Public Administration ($59,823), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,368).

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,886
2018 value
± $1,896
0.935%
1 Year Growth
± 5.54%

Households in Meriden, CT have a median annual income of $57,886, 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 $57,350 in 2017, which represents a 0.935% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Meriden, CT compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$93,971
Average Male Salary in Connecticut
± $3,244
$66,235
Average Female Salary in Connecticut
± $2,026

In 2019, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.42 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 in Connecticut
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $89,554 ± $151,020
  2. Asian
    $81,985 ± $8,643
  3. White
    $72,982 ± $2,027

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Connecticut.

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 Meriden, CT is from Connecticut.
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.503
2018 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2019, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.502 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.176% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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 1712
  2. Census Tract 1717
  3. Census Tract 1705

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meriden, CT was Census Tract 1712 with a value of $89,438, followed by Census Tract 1717 and Census Tract 1705, with respective values of $84,428 and $76,533.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meriden, CT (6.91k out of 59.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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. White
    4,630 ± 520
  2. Hispanic
    3,280 ± 425
  3. Black
    1,296 ± 206

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

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

30k
2018 Value
± 1,317
-1.63%
1 Year decline
± 6.53%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Meriden, CT declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 30.5k employees to 30k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meriden, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,709 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,101 people), and Management Occupations (2,765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meriden, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meriden, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,709 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,101 people), and Management Occupations (2,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Meriden, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.95 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.64 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meriden, CT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,313), Legal Occupations ($78,424), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($74,013).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30k
2018 Value
± 1,317
-1.63%
1 Year decline
± 6.53%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Meriden, CT declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 30.5k employees to 30k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meriden, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,193 people), Retail Trade (3,786 people), and Manufacturing (3,165 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meriden, CT, though some of these residents may live in Meriden, 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 Meriden, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,193 people), Retail Trade (3,786 people), and Manufacturing (3,165 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Meriden, CT has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.44 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.28 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meriden, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,721), Public Administration ($59,823), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,368).

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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 in Connecticut
$307B
Projected 2045 Value in Connecticut
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meriden, CT was $172,200 in 2018, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $172,200, a 0.52% decrease. The homeownership rate in Meriden, CT is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meriden, CT have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Meriden, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,200
2018 Median
± $2,917
$173,100
2017 Median
± $2,993

In 2018, the median property value in Meriden, CT declined from to $172,200 from the previous year's value of $173,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meriden, 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 Meriden, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,886
Median Household Income
± $1,896
26.2k
Number of Households
± 1,174

In 2018, the median household income of the 26.2k households in Meriden, CT grew to $57,886 from the previous year's value of $57,350.

The following chart displays the households in Meriden, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
2018 Homeownership
59.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.8% of the housing units in Meriden, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meriden, CT have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Meriden, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Walked (4.82%)

In 2018, 77.5% of workers in Meriden, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who walked to work (4.82%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

96.4% of the population of Meriden, CT has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see 1142 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1251 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,142 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Haven County, CT

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see an average of 1,142 patients per year. This represents a 0.351% increase from the previous year (1,138 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Haven 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Connecticut
$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

3.65%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.53%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meriden, CT declined by 28% from 5.07% to 3.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meriden, 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. 11% prevalence
  2. 10.2% prevalence
  3. 10.2% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 11%.

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

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