New London County, CT

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2020 Population
266,868
0.195% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.4
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
8.46%
9.98% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$75,831
3.19% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$246,800
2.11% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
132,072
0.622% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, New London County, CT had a population of 267k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $75,831. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New London County, CT declined from 267,390 to 266,868, a −0.195% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,490 to $75,831, a 3.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New London County, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.17%), White (Hispanic) (5.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.97%).

None of the households in New London County, 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.

96.3% of the residents in New London County, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New London County, CT are Connecticut College (535 degrees awarded in 2020), Three Rivers Community College (516 degrees), and United States Coast Guard Academy (250 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in New London County, CT was $246,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in New London County, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New London County, CT was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

New London County, CT is home to a population of 267k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.65% of New London County, CT residents were born outside of the country (23.1k people).

In 2020, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (200k people) in New London County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2020 Citizenship
96.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.3% of New London County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in New London County, CT was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New London County, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    200k ± 708
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 669
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 1.08k
11.1%
Hispanic Population
29.6k people

In 2020, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (200k people) in New London County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in New London County, CT are hispanic (29.6k 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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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

8.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
23.1k people
8.67%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
23.2k people

As of 2020, 8.65% of New London County, CT residents (23.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New London County, CT was 8.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,833 ± 506
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,577 ± 525
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,143 ± 447

New London County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of New London County, CT employs 132k people. The largest industries in New London County, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,432 people), Manufacturing (18,304 people), and Retail Trade (13,844 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,386), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,444), and Finance & Insurance ($76,373).

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

132k
2020 Value
± 2,742
−0.622%
1 Year decline
± 2.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New London County, CT declined at a rate of −0.622%, from 133k employees to 132k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New London County, CT, are Management Occupations (14,424 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,448 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New London County, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

132k
2020 Value
± 2,742
−0.622%
1 Year decline
± 2.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New London County, CT declined at a rate of −0.622%, from 133k employees to 132k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New London County, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,432 people), Manufacturing (18,304 people), and Retail Trade (13,844 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,676
Median earning men ± $1,893
$35,383
Median earning women ± $1,164

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($81,872), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,306), and Manufacturing ($77,376).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,633), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,988), and Manufacturing ($59,578).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,746
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,290
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,272
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.37M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.43M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.25M
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New London County, CT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

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.

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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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in New London County, CT awarded 1,442 degrees. The student population of New London County, CT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,087 male students and 4,029 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New London County, CT are White (958 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (183 and 13.1%), Black or African American (82 and 5.88%), and Two or More Races (71 and 5.09%).

The largest universities in New London County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Connecticut College (535 and 37.1%), Three Rivers Community College (516 and 35.8%), and United States Coast Guard Academy (250 and 17.3%).

The most popular majors in New London County, CT are General Studies (104 and 7.21%), General Political Science & Government (91 and 6.31%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (87 and 6.03%).

The median tuition costs in New London County, CT are $45,810 for private four year colleges, and $14,406 and $37,074 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in New London County, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 43.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,116 (43.4% men and 56.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,116 students enrolled in New London County, CT, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,323 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 90 degree-majors awarded
  2. 83 degree-majors awarded
  3. 77 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New London County, CT was General Political Science & Government with 90 degrees 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 535 degrees awarded
  2. 516 degrees awarded
  3. 250 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Connecticut College with 535 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 613 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New London County, CT, which is 0.739 times less than the 829 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 958 degrees mean that there were 5.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 183 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,810) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,239) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in New London County, CT was $246,800 in 2020, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $241,700 to $246,800, a 2.11% increase. The homeownership rate in New London County, CT is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in New London County, CT have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New London County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in New London County, CT is $75,831. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in New London County, CT was Census Tract 7029 with a value of $145,282, followed by Census Tract 6937 and Census Tract 7030, with respective values of $131,667 and $128,214.

In 2021, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in New London County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.16%.

Property

$246,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,522
$73,565
Median Property Taxes
±$1,740

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 London County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2020
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.1% of the housing units in New London County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7029
  2. Census Tract 6937
  3. Census Tract 7030

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New London County, CT was Census Tract 7029 with a value of $145,282, followed by Census Tract 6937 and Census Tract 7030, with respective values of $131,667 and $128,214.

The following map shows all of the tracts in New London County, 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.
$75,831
Median Household Income
± $1,832
110k
Number of Households
± 2,563

In 2020, the median household income of the 110k households in New London County, CT grew to $75,831 from the previous year's value of $73,490.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New London County, 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 (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.2%)

In 2020, 78.7% of workers in New London County, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (7.2%).

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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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New London County, CT have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in New London County, 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 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in New London County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.16%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New London County, CT (21.6k out of 255k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New London County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 11.6% of the children was living in poverty in New London County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 283 in New London County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 103 per 100,000 population.

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95.8% of the population of New London County, CT has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 3.84% 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 1542 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.836% decrease from the previous year (1555 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1339 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 249 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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

1,542 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 1,542 patients per year. This represents a 0.836% decrease from the previous year (1,555 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New London 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 21.5% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.16%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
3.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in New London County, CT grew by 3.47% from 4.02% to 4.16%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.5 in New London County, CT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.4% in New London County, CT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.48% in New London County, CT.

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