Ridgefield, CT

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2020 Population
7,228
12.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.8
1.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
1.12%
15.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$136,094
1.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$650,400
1.99% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
3,450
8.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Ridgefield, CT had a population of 7.23k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $136,094. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ridgefield, CT declined from 8,244 to 7,228, a −12.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $133,647 to $136,094, a 1.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ridgefield, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.872%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.844%).

None of the households in Ridgefield, 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.

95.3% of the residents in Ridgefield, CT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Ridgefield, CT was $650,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%. Most people in Ridgefield, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36 minutes. The average car ownership in Ridgefield, CT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Ridgefield, CT is home to a population of 7.23k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.5% of Ridgefield, CT residents were born outside of the country (978 people).

In 2020, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.47k people) in Ridgefield, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 402 White (Hispanic) and 155 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ridgefield, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.47k ± 611
  2. White (Hispanic)
    402 ± 199
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    155 ± 121
6.61%
Hispanic Population
478 people

In 2020, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.47k people) in Ridgefield, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 402 White (Hispanic) and 155 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.61% of the people in Ridgefield, CT are hispanic (478 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
978 people
12.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.06k people

As of 2020, 13.5% of Ridgefield, CT residents (978 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ridgefield, CT was 12.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.3
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Ridgefield, CT was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Ridgefield, CT are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Ridgefield, CT residents was 46.

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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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Citizenship

95.3%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.3% of Ridgefield, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ridgefield, CT was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    118 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    36 ± 45

Ridgefield, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

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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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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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Economy

Median household income in Ridgefield, CT is $136,094. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Ridgefield, CT was Census Tract 2454 with a value of $183,875, followed by Census Tract 2455 and Census Tract 2456, with respective values of $178,571 and $178,269.

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.

The economy of Ridgefield, CT employs 3.45k people. The largest industries in Ridgefield, CT are Finance & Insurance (642 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (462 people), and Manufacturing (416 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($190,372), Wholesale Trade ($133,977), and Finance & Insurance ($130,093).

Wages

Median Household Income

$136,094
2020 value
± $19,207
1.83%
1 Year Growth
± 16.8%

Households in Ridgefield, CT have a median annual income of $136,094, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $133,647 in 2019, which represents a 1.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$95,509
Average Male Salary in Connecticut
± $3,324
$67,821
Average Female Salary in Connecticut
± $2,050

In 2020, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $108,919 ± $176,106
  2. Asian
    $84,376 ± $8,449
  3. White
    $74,980 ± $2,118

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Connecticut.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ridgefield, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2454
  2. Census Tract 2455
  3. Census Tract 2456

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ridgefield, CT was Census Tract 2454 with a value of $183,875, followed by Census Tract 2455 and Census Tract 2456, with respective values of $178,571 and $178,269.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ridgefield, CT (81 out of 7.23k 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 75+, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    80 ± 100
  2. Two Or More
    1 ± 90
  3. Black
    0 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ridgefield, CT is White, followed by Two Or More 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

3.45k
2020 Value
± 445
−8.34%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ridgefield, CT declined at a rate of −8.34%, from 3.76k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ridgefield, CT, are Management Occupations (1,045 people), Sales & Related Occupations (374 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (371 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ridgefield, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ridgefield, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,045 people), Sales & Related Occupations (374 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ridgefield, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Management Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.82 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ridgefield, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Production Occupations ($250,001), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($241,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.45k
2020 Value
± 445
−8.34%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ridgefield, CT declined at a rate of −8.34%, from 3.76k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ridgefield, CT, are Finance & Insurance (642 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (462 people), and Manufacturing (416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ridgefield, CT, though some of these residents may live in Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield, CT, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (642 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (462 people), and Manufacturing (416 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ridgefield, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.98 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.8 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ridgefield, CT, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($190,372), Wholesale Trade ($133,977), and Finance & Insurance ($130,093).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%). The most partisan county was Hartford County, CT with 63.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Connecticut
59.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Connecticut
  1. 63.1% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 63% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 58% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Connecticut was Hartford County, CT with 63.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ridgefield, CT was $650,400 in 2020, which is 2.83 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $663,600 to $650,400, a 1.99% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ridgefield, CT is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Ridgefield, CT have an average commute time of 36 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ridgefield, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$650,400
2020 Median
± $65,219
$663,600
2019 Median
± $52,040

In 2020, the median property value in Ridgefield, CT declined from to $650,400 from the previous year's value of $663,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k 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.
$136,094
Median Household Income
± $19,207
2.92k
Number of Households
± 391

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.92k households in Ridgefield, CT grew to $136,094 from the previous year's value of $133,647.

The following chart displays the households in Ridgefield, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
2020 Homeownership
74.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.1% of the housing units in Ridgefield, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ridgefield, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

36 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ridgefield, CT have a longer commute time (36 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 10% of the workforce in Ridgefield, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (5.29%)

In 2020, 74.8% of workers in Ridgefield, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.29%).

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Ridgefield, CT has health coverage, with 61.5% on employee plans, 4.69% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.498% 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 Fairfield County, CT see 1074 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1091 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 315 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,074 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,074 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1,091 patients).

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

5.42%
Uninsured
61.5%
Employer Coverage
4.69%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.498%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ridgefield, CT declined by 33.5% from 8.15% to 5.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ridgefield, 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. 11% prevalence
  2. 10.2% prevalence
  3. 10.2% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 11%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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