Wethersfield, CT

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Population

26,395

0.00379% decline

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$81,452

3.93% growth

Poverty Rate

5.28%


Number of Employees

13,774

2.71% growth

Median Property Value

$250,700

1.83% growth

About

In 2017, Wethersfield, CT had a population of 26.4k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $81,452. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wethersfield, CT declined from 26,396 to 26,395, a -0.00379% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,371 to $81,452, a 3.93% increase.

The population of Wethersfield, CT is 79% White Alone, 9.81% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.57% Asian Alone. 26.6% of the people in Wethersfield, CT speak a non-English language, and 93% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wethersfield, CT are International Institute of Cosmetology (80 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wethersfield, CT is $250,700, and the homeownership rate is 79%. Most people in Wethersfield, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wethersfield, CT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wethersfield, CT employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Wethersfield, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), Educational Services (1,668 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,606 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,250), Finance & Insurance ($71,274), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,794).

Median household income in Wethersfield, CT is $81,452. Males in Wethersfield, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Wethersfield, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,452

2017 value

± $3,220

3.93%

1 Year Growth

± 6.3%

Households in Wethersfield, CT have a median annual income of $81,452, 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 $78,371 in 2016, which represents a 3.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wethersfield, CT made 1.44 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

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wethersfield, CT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Wethersfield, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4925

  2. Census Tract 4924

  3. Census Tract 4922

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wethersfield, CT was Census Tract 4925 with a value of $91,576, followed by Census Tract 4924 and Census Tract 4922, with respective values of $91,528 and $82,610.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wethersfield, CT (1.39k out of 26.4k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    838 ± 207

  2. Asian

    315 ± 285

  3. Hispanic

    214 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wethersfield, CT is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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

13.8k

2017 Value

± 765

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 7.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wethersfield, CT grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wethersfield, CT, are Management Occupations (2,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,870 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wethersfield, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wethersfield, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,870 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wethersfield, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.25 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.73 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wethersfield, CT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,333), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,587).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 765

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 7.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wethersfield, CT grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wethersfield, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), Educational Services (1,668 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,606 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wethersfield, CT, though some of these residents may live in Wethersfield, 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 Wethersfield, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), Educational Services (1,668 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wethersfield, CT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.77 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.49 times), and Public Administration (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wethersfield, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,250), Finance & Insurance ($71,274), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,794).

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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. with $20.4B and Motorized vehicles and $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

96.8% of the population of Wethersfield, CT has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 8.83% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.519% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wethersfield, 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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1180 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 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%).

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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

3.2%

Uninsured

59.2%

Employer Coverage

8.83%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

0.519%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wethersfield, CT declined by 25.9% from 4.32% to 3.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wethersfield, 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

Wethersfield, CT is home to a population of 26.4k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.6% of Wethersfield, CT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wethersfield, CT is composed of 20.9k White Alone residents (79%), 2.59k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.81%), 1.21k Asian Alone residents (4.57%), 1.14k Black or African American Alone residents (4.32%), 549 Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.152%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0379%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wethersfield, CT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,904 speakers), Italian (1,103 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (903 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wethersfield, CT was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Wethersfield, CT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wethersfield, CT residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 17.6% of Wethersfield, CT residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wethersfield, CT was 18.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wethersfield, CT was India, the natal country of 39,441 Wethersfield, CT residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

93%

2017 Citizenship

92.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93% of Wethersfield, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wethersfield, CT was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.9k ± 686

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.59k ± 528

  3. Asian Alone

    1.21k ± 513

In 2017, there were 8.05 times more White Alone residents (20.9k people) in Wethersfield, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k Hispanic or Latino and 1.21k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,904 speakers (7.58%)

  2. Italian

    1,103 speakers (4.39%)

  3. Other Indo-European Languages

    903 speakers (3.59%)

26.6% of Wethersfield, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wethersfield, CT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.58% of the overall population of Wethersfield, CT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 4.39% speak Italian and 3.59% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    425 ± 115

  2. Korea

    275 ± 108

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    172 ± 99

Wethersfield, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wethersfield, CT awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Wethersfield, CT is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 158 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wethersfield, CT are White (60 and 75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9 and 11.3%), Black or African American (6 and 7.5%), and Two or More Races (2 and 2.5%).

The largest universities in Wethersfield, CT by number of degrees awarded are International Institute of Cosmetology (80 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wethersfield, CT are General Cosmetology (66 and 82.5%) and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (14 and 17.5%).

The median tuition costs in Wethersfield, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 66 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Wethersfield, CT was General Cosmetology with 66 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Wethersfield, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

80 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wethersfield, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was International Institute of Cosmetology with 80 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

79

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wethersfield, CT, which is 0.0127 times less than the 79 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

    60 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wethersfield, CT were to White students. These 60 degrees mean that there were 6.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wethersfield, CT was $250,700 in 2017, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,200 to $250,700, a 1.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Wethersfield, CT is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wethersfield, CT have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wethersfield, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$81,452

Median Household Income

± $3,220

10.8k

Number of Households

± 649

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Wethersfield, CT grew to $81,452 from the previous year's value of $78,371.

The following chart displays the households in Wethersfield, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$250,700

2017 Median

± $6,812

$246,200

2016 Median

± $4,050

In 2017, the median property value in Wethersfield, CT grew to to $250,700 from the previous year's value of $246,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wethersfield, 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 Wethersfield, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79% of the housing units in Wethersfield, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wethersfield, 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 Wethersfield, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wethersfield, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wethersfield, CT have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.296% of the workforce in Wethersfield, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wethersfield, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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