Norwich-New London, CT

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Population

269,033

0.285% decline

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$71,987

1.82% growth

Poverty Rate

9.93%


Number of Employees

130,248

4.87% decline

Median Property Value

$239,400

1.07% decline

About

In 2017, Norwich-New London, CT had a population of 269k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $71,987. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norwich-New London, CT declined from 269,801 to 269,033, a -0.285% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,699 to $71,987, a 1.82% increase.

The population of Norwich-New London, CT is 75.4% White Alone, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.75% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Norwich-New London, CT speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norwich-New London, CT are Three Rivers Community College (617 degrees awarded in 2016), Connecticut College (558 degrees), and United States Coast Guard Academy (219 degrees).

The median property value in Norwich-New London, CT is $239,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Norwich-New London, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Norwich-New London, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Norwich-New London, CT employs 130k people. The largest industries in Norwich-New London, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,382 people), Manufacturing (17,509 people), and Retail Trade (13,077 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($107,338), Utilities ($100,111), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,571).

Median household income in Norwich-New London, CT is $71,987. Males in Norwich-New London, CT have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,340. The income inequality in Norwich-New London, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,987

2017 value

± $2,582

1.82%

1 Year Growth

± 5.27%

Households in Norwich-New London, CT have a median annual income of $71,987, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,699 in 2016, which represents a 1.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,415

Average Male Salary

± $3,191

$63,340

Average Female Salary

± $1,874

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,419 ± $7,561

  2. White

    $69,530 ± $1,953

  3. American Indian

    $56,255 ± $18,971

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norwich-New London, CT is from Connecticut.

0.498

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norwich-New London, CT was Fairfield County, CT with a value of $91,198, followed by Middlesex County, CT and Litchfield County, CT, with respective values of $79,646 and $78,436.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norwich-New London, CT (25.7k out of 259k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,063 ± 989

  2. Hispanic

    6,338 ± 633

  3. Black

    3,012 ± 435

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norwich-New London, 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

130k

2017 Value

± 5,931

-4.87%

1 Year decline

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norwich-New London, CT declined at a rate of -4.87%, from 137k employees to 130k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norwich-New London, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,400 people), Management Occupations (13,372 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,741 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norwich-New London, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norwich-New London, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,400 people), Management Occupations (13,372 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,741 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Norwich-New London, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.55 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norwich-New London, CT, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($120,348), Legal Occupations ($115,365), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($91,052).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

130k

2017 Value

± 5,931

-4.87%

1 Year decline

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norwich-New London, CT declined at a rate of -4.87%, from 137k employees to 130k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norwich-New London, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,382 people), Manufacturing (17,509 people), and Retail Trade (13,077 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norwich-New London, CT, though some of these residents may live in Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,382 people), Manufacturing (17,509 people), and Retail Trade (13,077 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Norwich-New London, CT has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.07 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.05 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norwich-New London, CT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($107,338), Utilities ($100,111), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,571).

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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

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

96.3% of the population of Norwich-New London, CT has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 4.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Norwich-New London, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Norwich-New London, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 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

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

3.72%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

4.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norwich-New London, CT grew by 13.7% from 3.27% to 3.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norwich-New London, 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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Diversity

Norwich-New London, CT is home to a population of 269k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.38% of Norwich-New London, CT residents were born outside of the country (22.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Norwich-New London, CT is composed of 203k White Alone residents (75.4%), 28.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 12.8k Black or African American Alone residents (4.75%), 11.3k Asian Alone residents (4.18%), 11k Two or More Races residents (4.1%), 2.32k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.862%), 244 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0907%), and 79 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0294%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norwich-New London, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norwich-New London, CT was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Norwich-New London, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Norwich-New London, CT residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.5k people

8.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.7k people

As of 2017, 8.38% of Norwich-New London, CT residents (22.5k 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 Norwich-New London, CT was 8.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Jamaica

    40,088 ± 4,888 people

  2. India

    33,638 ± 4,482 people

  3. Mexico

    32,434 ± 4,402 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 40,088 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 33,638 and Mexico with 32,434.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Norwich-New London, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norwich-New London, CT was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    203k ± 282

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28.4k ± 4.52k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12.8k ± 1.64k

In 2017, there were 7.13 times more White Alone residents (203k people) in Norwich-New London, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.4k Hispanic or Latino and 12.8k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Norwich-New London, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Norwich-New London, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Norwich-New London, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Norwich-New London, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,877 ± 1,053

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,740 ± 1,081

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,609 ± 1,100

Norwich-New London, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norwich-New London, CT awarded 1,730 degrees. The student population of Norwich-New London, CT is skewed towards women, with 3,922 male students and 4,824 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norwich-New London, CT are White (1,169 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (175 and 10.4%), Black or African American (115 and 6.85%), and Unknown (102 and 6.08%).

The largest universities in Norwich-New London, CT by number of degrees awarded are Three Rivers Community College (617 and 35.7%), Connecticut College (558 and 32.3%), and United States Coast Guard Academy (219 and 12.7%).

The most popular majors in Norwich-New London, CT are General Studies (162 and 9.36%), General Business Administration & Management (116 and 6.71%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (79 and 4.57%).

The median tuition costs in Norwich-New London, CT are $40,255 for private four year colleges, and $11,224 and $33,016 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 116 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Norwich-New London, CT was General Economics with 67 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 617 degrees awarded

  2. 558 degrees awarded

  3. 219 degrees awarded

$11,224

Median In-State Public

$40,255

Median Private

In 2016, the Norwich-New London, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Three Rivers Community College with 617 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

678

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,052

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 678 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norwich-New London, CT, which is 0.644 times less than the 1,052 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,169 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    175 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    115 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norwich-New London, CT were to White students. These 1,169 degrees mean that there were 6.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 175 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norwich-New London, CT was $239,400 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $242,000 to $239,400, a 1.07% decrease. The homeownership rate in Norwich-New London, CT is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norwich-New London, CT have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norwich-New London, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,987

Median Household Income

± $2,582

107k

Number of Households

± 5,217

In 2017, the median household income of the 107k households in Norwich-New London, CT grew to $71,987 from the previous year's value of $70,699.

The following chart displays the households in Norwich-New London, 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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Housing

Property Value

$239,400

2017 Median

± $6,567

$242,000

2016 Median

± $7,670

In 2017, the median property value in Norwich-New London, CT declined from to $239,400 from the previous year's value of $242,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Norwich-New London, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norwich-New London, CT have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Norwich-New London, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norwich-New London, CT was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.64%) and those who Worked At Home (5.08%).

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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