New Britain, CT

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2020 Population
72,543
0.308% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
33.9
1.45% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
20.9%
3.58% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,393
1.92% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,900
0.684% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
32,573
0.692% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, New Britain, CT had a population of 72.5k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $47,393. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New Britain, CT declined from 72,767 to 72,543, a −0.308% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,499 to $47,393, a 1.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Britain, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.8%), White (Hispanic) (24.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Other (Hispanic) (10.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.23%).

None of the households in New Britain, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.3% of the residents in New Britain, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Britain, CT are Central Connecticut State University (2,680 degrees awarded in 2020), Charter Oak State College (546 degrees), and Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain (240 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in New Britain, CT was $161,900, and the homeownership rate was 40.6%.

Most people in New Britain, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in New Britain, CT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

New Britain, CT is home to a population of 72.5k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 18.5% of New Britain, CT residents were born outside of the country (13.4k people).

In 2020, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in New Britain, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 8.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.3%
2020 Citizenship
90.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.3% of New Britain, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in New Britain, CT was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Britain, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.1k ± 1.34k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18k ± 1.58k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.51k ± 1.11k
42.7%
Hispanic Population
31k people

In 2020, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in New Britain, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 8.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.7% of the people in New Britain, CT are hispanic (31k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    43,218 ± 5,073 people
  2. Jamaica
    38,363 ± 4,783 people
  3. Mexico
    27,422 ± 4,050 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 43,218 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,363 and Mexico with 27,422.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.4k people
19.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14k people

As of 2020, 18.5% of New Britain, CT residents (13.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Britain, CT was 19.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    613 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    396 ± 136
  3. Korea
    259 ± 126

New Britain, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of New Britain, CT employs 32.6k people. The largest industries in New Britain, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,445 people), Manufacturing (5,204 people), and Retail Trade (3,975 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,770), Public Administration ($67,306), and Information ($50,212).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,821. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

32.6k
2020 Value
± 1,496
−0.692%
1 Year decline
± 6.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Britain, CT declined at a rate of −0.692%, from 32.8k employees to 32.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Britain, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,823 people), Production Occupations (3,823 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,947 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Britain, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.6k
2020 Value
± 1,496
−0.692%
1 Year decline
± 6.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Britain, CT declined at a rate of −0.692%, from 32.8k employees to 32.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Britain, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,445 people), Manufacturing (5,204 people), and Retail Trade (3,975 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Britain, CT, though some of these residents may live in New Britain, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,977
Median earning men ± $2,725
$31,161
Median earning women ± $1,519

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($74,688), Wholesale Trade ($54,028), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,958).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,691), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,951), and Wholesale Trade ($43,194).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $23B
  2. $17.5B
  3. $13.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($17.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($13.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$192B
2020 Value in Connecticut
$344B
Projected 2050 Value in Connecticut
79.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $192B. This is expected to increase 79.4% to $344B by 2050.

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. $33.8B
  2. $20.1B
  3. $8B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.8B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.1B and New Jersey and $8B.

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

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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.

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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In 2020, universities in New Britain, CT awarded 3,466 degrees. The student population of New Britain, CT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,004 male students and 6,894 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Britain, CT are White (2,182 and 64%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (470 and 13.8%), Black or African American (386 and 11.3%), and Asian (140 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in New Britain, CT by number of degrees awarded are Central Connecticut State University (2,680 and 77.3%), Charter Oak State College (546 and 15.8%), and Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain (240 and 6.92%).

The most popular majors in New Britain, CT are Liberal Arts & Sciences (232 and 6.69%), General Business Administration & Management (197 and 5.68%), and General Psychology (194 and 5.6%).

The median tuition cost in New Britain, CT for a public four year colleges is $6,909 for in-state students and $14,246 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in New Britain, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 12,898 (46.5% men and 53.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 12,898 students enrolled in New Britain, CT, 46.5% men and 53.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,482 records, of which 51.5% were women and 48.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degree-majors awarded
  2. 186 degree-majors awarded
  3. 197 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Britain, CT was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 188 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,680 degrees awarded
  2. 546 degrees awarded
  3. 240 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Connecticut State University with 2,680 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,489 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Britain, CT, which is 0.753 times less than the 1,977 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,182 degrees mean that there were 4.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 470 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,909) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,119) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,325) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.745% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (772k), Bachelors Degree (604k), and Some college (553k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in New Britain, CT was $161,900 in 2020, which is 0.705 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,800 to $161,900, a 0.684% increase. The homeownership rate in New Britain, CT is 40.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in New Britain, CT have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Britain, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in New Britain, CT is $47,393. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in New Britain, CT was Census Tract 4164 with a value of $101,250, followed by Census Tract 4174 and Census Tract 4175, with respective values of $72,566 and $72,069.

Property

$161,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,481
$11,238
Median Property Taxes
±$744

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Britain, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in New Britain, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%
Homeownership
2020
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.6% of the housing units in New Britain, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4164
  2. Census Tract 4174
  3. Census Tract 4175

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Britain, CT was Census Tract 4164 with a value of $101,250, followed by Census Tract 4174 and Census Tract 4175, with respective values of $72,566 and $72,069.

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

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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.
$47,393
Median Household Income
± $2,420
27.7k
Number of Households
± 1,292

In 2020, the median household income of the 27.7k households in New Britain, CT grew to $47,393 from the previous year's value of $46,499.

The following chart displays the households in New Britain, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Britain, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2020, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.345% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.39%)

In 2020, 77.4% of workers in New Britain, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (4.39%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Britain, CT have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.903% of the workforce in New Britain, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Britain, CT (14.6k out of 69.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Britain, 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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95.2% of the population of New Britain, CT has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 41.7% on Medicaid, 9.54% on Medicare, 9.07% on non-group plans, and 0.642% 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 Hartford County, CT see 1031 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.89% decrease from the previous year (1084 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 919 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 187 patients per year.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,031 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hartford County, CT

Primary care physicians in Hartford County, CT see an average of 1,031 patients per year. This represents a 4.89% decrease from the previous year (1,084 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 28.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.81%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
41.7%
Medicaid
9.54%
Medicare
9.07%
Non-Group
0.642%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Britain, CT declined by 11.6% from 5.44% to 4.81%.

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