Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT

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Population
128,421
0.533% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
Median Age
44.7

Poverty Rate
7.8%

Median Household Income
$69,865
2.33% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$232,600
0.955% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
63,070
0.759% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT had a population of 128k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $69,865. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT declined from 129,109 to 128,421, a -0.533% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,274 to $69,865, a 2.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), White (Hispanic) (12.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.58%). 18.1% of the people in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven (129 degrees awarded in 2019) and Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology (96 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was $232,600, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%. Most people in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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 Connecticut went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 54.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.9%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.96%). 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 Connecticut
54.6% 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, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT is home to a population of 128k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 8.21% of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT residents were born outside of the country (10.5k people).

In 2018, there were 5.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Hispanic) and 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are Spanish (14,192 speakers), Italian (1,228 speakers), and Polish (1,002 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.2k ± 1.52k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 1.4k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.04k ± 921
16.3%
Hispanic Population
20.9k people

In 2018, there were 5.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Hispanic) and 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.3% of the people in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are hispanic (20.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    14,192 speakers (11.6%)
  2. Italian
    1,228 speakers (1%)
  3. Polish
    1,002 speakers (0.817%)

18.1% of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was Spanish. 11.6% of the overall population of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are native Spanish speakers. 1% speak Italian and 0.817% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.21%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
10.5k people
8.99%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2018, 8.21% of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT residents (10.5k 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 Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was 8.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,498 ± 945 people
  2. India
    847 ± 712 people
  3. Poland
    649 ± 624 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was Mexico, the natal country of 1,498 Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT residents, followed by India with 847 and Poland with 649.

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Citizenship

96.6%
2018 Citizenship
96.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,318 ± 273
  2. Korea
    1,045 ± 177
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    735 ± 211

Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT is $69,865. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was Fairfield, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston & Easton Towns PUMA, CT with a value of $163,105, followed by Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT and Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT, with respective values of $104,111 and $102,525.

Males in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,200. The income inequality in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT employs 63.1k people. The largest industries in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are Elementary & secondary schools (4,615 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,008 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,567 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($186,192), Offices of other health practitioners ($172,209), and Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($127,205).

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,865
2018 value
± $1,751
2.33%
1 Year Growth
± 3.7%

Households in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have a median annual income of $69,865, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,274 in 2017, which represents a 2.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$74,316
Average Male Salary in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT
± $9,418
$57,200
Average Female Salary in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT
± $5,906

In 2019, full-time male employees in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT
  1. Asian
    $64,988 ± $35,331
  2. White
    $58,393 ± $5,766
  3. Black
    $49,293 ± $18,448

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
2019 Wage GINI in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT
0.401
2018 Wage GINI in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT

In 2019, the income inequality in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was 0.405 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.995% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was Fairfield, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston & Easton Towns PUMA, CT with a value of $163,105, followed by Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT and Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT, with respective values of $104,111 and $102,525.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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

7.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT (9.86k out of 126k 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 Males 25 - 34 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
    7,225 ± 638
  2. Hispanic
    3,621 ± 437
  3. Black
    1,471 ± 237

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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

63.1k
2019 Value
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 0.759%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 62.6k employees to 63.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, are Cashiers (1,808 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,656 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,642 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,808 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,656 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,642 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Diagnostic medical sonographers (6.93 times higher than expected), Tool & die makers (4.63 times), and Facilities managers (3.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, by average salary, are Physicians ($172,637), Chief executives & legislators ($137,539), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($133,900).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.1k
2019 Value
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 0.759%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 62.6k employees to 63.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,615 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,008 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,567 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, though some of these residents may live in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,615 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,008 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,567 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT has an unusually high number of Ordnance (7.53 times higher than expected), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing (5.94 times), and Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing (5.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, by average salary, are Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($186,192), Offices of other health practitioners ($172,209), and Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($127,205).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT awarded 225 degrees. The student population of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT is skewed towards women, with 80 male students and 386 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are White (106 and 47.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (67 and 29.9%), Black or African American (37 and 16.5%), and Unknown (9 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT by number of degrees awarded are Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven (129 and 57.3%) and Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology (96 and 42.7%).

The most popular majors in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT are General Cosmetology (131 and 58.2%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (66 and 29.3%), and Barbering (28 and 12.4%).

The median tuition costs in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was General Cosmetology with 131 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 129 degrees awarded
  2. 96 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven with 129 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32
Degrees Awarded to Men
193
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 32 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT, which is 0.166 times less than the 193 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was White students. These 106 degrees mean that there were 1.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT was $232,600 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $230,400 to $232,600, a 0.955% increase. The homeownership rate in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$232,600
2018 Median
± $3,321
$230,400
2017 Median
± $3,562

In 2018, the median property value in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT grew to to $232,600 from the previous year's value of $230,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$69,865
Median Household Income
± $1,751
53.5k
Number of Households
± 1,567

In 2018, the median household income of the 53.5k households in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT grew to $69,865 from the previous year's value of $68,274.

The following chart displays the households in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
2018 Homeownership
68.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.7% of the housing units in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.15%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.34%)

In 2018, 80.7% of workers in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.15%) and those who worked at home (4.34%).

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, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

96.9% of the population of Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT has health coverage, with 57.1% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.768% 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 Connecticut see 1183 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 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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1,183 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Connecticut

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,183 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Connecticut 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

3.1%
Uninsured
57.1%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.768%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, CT declined by 37.7% from 4.97% to 3.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meriden, Wallingford & North Haven Towns PUMA, 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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