Norwich-New London, CT

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Population

266,784

0.836% decline

Poverty Rate

9.93%


Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$67,197

6.65% decline

Number of Employees

132,998

2.11% growth

Median Property Value

$238,400

0.418% decline

About

In 2018, Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, 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 population of Norwich-New London, CT is 75.1% White Alone, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.15% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Norwich-New London, CT speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT is $238,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. 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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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Norwich-New London, CT employs 133k people. The largest industries in Norwich-New London, 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).

Median household income in Norwich-New London, CT is $67,197. Males in Norwich-New London, CT have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,608. The income inequality in Norwich-New London, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.505, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,197

2018 value

± $3,348

-6.65%

1 Year Growth

± 6.58%

Households in Norwich-New London, 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.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$91,981

Average Male Salary

± $3,190

$65,608

Average Female Salary

± $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

  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.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.505

2018 Wage GINI

0.498

2017 Wage GINI

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 2018 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norwich-New London, CT was Tolland County, CT with a value of $91,646, followed by Fairfield County, CT and Middlesex County, CT, with respective values of $91,079 and $89,131.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

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 13.1%. 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

133k

2018 Value

± 5,793

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 6.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Norwich-New London, CT grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 130k employees to 133k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norwich-New London, CT, are Management Occupations (15,384 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,752 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,461 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 Management Occupations (15,384 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,752 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,461 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 (2.04 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.89 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.35 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 ($88,679), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,699), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,516).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

133k

2018 Value

± 5,793

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 6.17%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Norwich-New London, CT grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 130k employees to 133k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norwich-New London, 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 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 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 msas, Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($111,920), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,458), and Finance & Insurance ($84,485).

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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. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

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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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% 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. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

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).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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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 267k people, from which 95.5% 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 200k White Alone residents (75.1%), 29.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.9%), 13.7k Black or African American Alone residents (5.15%), 11.3k Asian Alone residents (4.24%), 10.7k Two or More Races residents (4.02%), 1.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.389%), 542 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.203%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

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 Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT are getting getting older. In 2017, 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. 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 Norwich-New London, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Norwich-New London, CT was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    200k ± 386

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29.2k ± 4.13k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    13.7k ± 1.75k

In 2018, there were 6.86 times more White Alone residents (200k people) in Norwich-New London, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.2k Hispanic or Latino and 13.7k 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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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

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

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, 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 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Norwich-New London, CT was General Psychology with 52 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. 566 degrees awarded

  2. 523 degrees awarded

  3. 200 degrees awarded

$11,998

Median In-State Public

$41,509

Median Private

In 2017, the Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT, which is 0.684 times less than the 953 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

    1,074 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 Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT is 66.1%, 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.

Housing

Property Value

$238,400

2018 Median

± $7,736

$239,400

2017 Median

± $6,567

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

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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Household Income

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$67,197

Median Household Income

± $3,348

108k

Number of Households

± 5,087

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

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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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

66.1%

2018 Homeownership

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.1% of the housing units in Norwich-New London, 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 Norwich-New London, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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 (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% 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

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.22%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.08%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Norwich-New London, 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 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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