an important part in America's earliest history, Connecticut
was one of the 13 original colonies and became home to the
nation's first newspaper (the Hartford Courant) in 1764.
Connecticut is the richest state in the union, and enjoys
the highest per capita income in the country. Helping
to raise Connecticut to No. 1 in median household income is
the state's affluent southwest corner, a New York metro bedroom
community populated by high-powered business execs and captains
While amenities overall are top notch, the Nutmeg State ranks the lowest in terms of 'bang for the buck" for retirees, and usually ranks among the Top Ten worst places to retire for its high taxes and cost of living.
Major cities: Hartford (capital), New Haven, New London,
New Britain, Norwich, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury,
Population : 3.504,809
White : 84.9%
Black, African American : 10.1%
Hispanic : 10.1%
High school graduates : 84.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 31.4%
Average household income: $56,617
of Living: Connecticut's cost of living is 14.40% higher
than the U.S. average. State taxes, fuel and utility costs
rank near the top, as well.
Personal Income Taxes: Connecticut collects income tax on its residents in six tax brackets of 3%, 5%, 5.5%, 6%, 6.5% and 6.7%, depending on filing status and income.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Connecticut Real Estate Home ownership rate : 66.8%
Average home price: $286,929
Average travel time to work : 25 minutes
: Connecticut experiences all four seasons throughout
the year and evenly distributed temperatures statewide.
The only extremes are typically seen during the winter months
in western Connecticut and the Long Island Sound shore.
During January and February, the region lies directly in
the path of nor'easters traveling up the East coast, sometimes
resulting in winter power outages and hazardous driving