New London County, CT

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Population
266,784
0.836% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
Median Age
42.4

Median Household Income
$67,197
6.65% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$238,400
0.418% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, New London County, CT had a population of 267k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $67,197. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of New London County, CT declined from 269,033 to 266,784, a -0.836% decrease and its median household income declined from $71,987 to $67,197, a -6.65% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New London County, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.15%), White (Hispanic) (4.48%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%). NaNk% of the people in New London County, CT speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New London County, CT are Connecticut College (566 degrees awarded in 2017), Three Rivers Community College (523 degrees), and United States Coast Guard Academy (200 degrees).

The median property value in New London County, CT is $238,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in New London County, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in New London County, CT is 2 cars per household.

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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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Impact on Employment

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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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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 50.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.8%), followed by Other (5.82%). 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.

New London County, CT 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Connecticut
50.4% 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, 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 New London County, CT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

New London County, CT is home to a population of 267k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of New London County, CT residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (200k people) in New London County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New London County, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    200k ± 386
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 1.75k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 2.06k
10.9%
Hispanic Population
29.2k people

In 2018, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (200k people) in New London County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in New London County, CT are hispanic (29.2k people).

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

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in New London County, CT was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in New London County, CT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all New London County, CT residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    46,216 ± 5,244 people
  2. Jamaica
    38,837 ± 4,812 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    27,403 ± 4,049 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 46,216 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,837 and Dominican Republic with 27,403.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of New London County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in New London County, CT was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,537 ± 1,111
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,716 ± 1,204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,971 ± 878

New London County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in New London County, CT is $67,197. In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in New London County, CT was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,608. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.505, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of New London County, CT employs N/A people. The largest industries in New London County, CT are Manufacturing (18,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (16,020 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,920), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,458), and Finance & Insurance ($84,485).

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,197
2018 value
± $3,348
-6.65%
1 Year Growth
± 6.58%

Households in New London County, CT have a median annual income of $67,197, 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 $71,987 in 2017, which represents a -6.65% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$91,981
Average Male Salary in Connecticut
± $3,190
$65,608
Average Female Salary in Connecticut
± $1,917

In 2018, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.4 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
    $184,931 ± $262,796
  2. Asian
    $86,800 ± $8,796
  3. White
    $71,973 ± $1,999

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 2.13 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Connecticut.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New London County, CT is from Connecticut.
0.505
2018 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.498
2017 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2018, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.505 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.31% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In N/A, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New London County, CT was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New London County, CT (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New London County, CT is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in New London County, CT stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New London County, CT, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New London County, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New London County, CT, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New London County, CT, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($88,679), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,699), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,516).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in New London County, CT stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New London County, CT, are Manufacturing (18,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (16,020 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New London County, CT, though some of these residents may live in New London 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 New London County, CT, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (18,688 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (16,020 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, New London County, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.06 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.46 times), and Manufacturing (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New London County, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($111,920), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,458), and Finance & Insurance ($84,485).

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Education

In 2017, universities in New London County, CT awarded 1,605 degrees. The student population of New London County, CT is skewed towards women, with 3,885 male students and 4,821 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New London County, CT are White (1,074 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (189 and 12.2%), Black or African American (89 and 5.73%), and Two or More Races (64 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in New London County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Connecticut College (566 and 35.3%), Three Rivers Community College (523 and 32.6%), and United States Coast Guard Academy (200 and 12.5%).

The most popular majors in New London County, CT are General Studies (130 and 8.1%), General Economics (75 and 4.67%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 and 4.49%).

The median tuition costs in New London County, CT are $41,509 for private four year colleges, and $11,998 and $34,066 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New London County, CT was General Psychology with 52 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 566 degrees awarded
  2. 523 degrees awarded
  3. 200 degrees awarded
$11,998
Median In-State Public
$41,509
Median Private

In 2017, the New London County, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Connecticut College with 566 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

652
Degrees Awarded to Men
953
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 652 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New London County, CT, which is 0.684 times less than the 953 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New London County, CT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,074 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    189 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    89 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New London County, CT were to White students. These 1,074 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 189 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New London County, CT was $238,400 in 2018, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $239,400 to $238,400, a 0.418% decrease. The homeownership rate in New London County, CT is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New London County, CT have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New London County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$238,400
2018 Median
± $7,736
$239,400
2017 Median
± $6,567

In 2018, the median property value in New London County, CT declined from to $238,400 from the previous year's value of $239,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New London 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 New London County, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$67,197
Median Household Income
± $3,348
108k
Number of Households
± 5,087

In 2018, the median household income of the 108k households in New London County, CT declined from $67,197 from the previous year's value of $71,987.

The following chart displays the households in New London 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
2018 Homeownership
67.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.1% of the housing units in New London County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New London County, CT have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% of the workforce in New London County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.3%
  2. Carpooled
    8.22%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.08%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in New London County, CT was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.22%) and those who Worked At Home (6.08%).

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of New London County, CT has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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 London County, CT see 1486 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 309 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

1,486 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New London County, CT

Primary care physicians in New London County, CT see an average of 1,486 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,495 patients).

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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

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The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New London 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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