Cities & States

Fairfield County
Population: 939,983
Hartford County
Population: 896,943
New Haven County
Population: 862,224
New London County
Population: 273,185
Litchfield County
Population: 186,304
Middlesex County
Population: 165,165
Tolland County
Population: 151,948
Windham County
Population: 117,470


State of Connecticut Demographics

The Constitution State is unique in that it is both a business epicenter and a well-known vacation destination. It is a New England state, but many also think of it as “a New York suburb” because so many of its residents commute to the Big Apple.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade, health care and social assistance; professional and technical services; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Connecticut for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Connecticut’s labor force grew at a health 1.69% year-over-year pace, and its already-strong labor force participation rate increased 0.9% to 66.8%. The unemployment rate was basically flat. You can view what jobs are available in Connecticut, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.Connecticut demographics

Insurance has dominated Connecticut’s corporate sector, beginning with its roots in marine insurance almost two centuries ago. According to the state’s website, more than 100 insurance companies of all types are now headquartered in Connecticut. The state enjoys a diverse manufacturing industry, including a strong presence in the production of transportation equipment as well as metalworking, electronics and plastics.

View more Connecticut demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Connecticut below. More employment information for the State of Connecticut and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
4.97% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Connecticut

Directory of Counties in Connecticut

Connecticut Unemployment Data
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