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Located in southern New England, Connecticut is bordered on the west by New York State, on the north by Massachusetts, on the east by Rhode Island and to the south by Long Island Sound.

Playing 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.

Today, 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 of industry.

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.

Quality-of-life statistics for Connecticut


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Find a job: Working in Connecticut

Get a driver's license: Obtain a Connecticut Driver License FAQ

Start a business: Connecticut Start a Business Guide

 



Demographics : (Connecticut Census Data)
Major cities: Hartford (capital), New Haven, New London, New Britain, Norwich, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury, Bridgeport
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

Cost 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.

Housing & 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

Schools : According to a 2015 Ranking of Best and Worst Schools in the US, Connecticut ranked 9th overall and was among the top states for highest reading scores. Also see Connecticut State Department of Education

Weather : 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 conditions.

Crime : see Connecticut Crime Statistics

also see -> Connecticut Taxes | Connecticut Eviction Laws

Connecticut Fall Foliage | Connecticut Beaches
| Connecticut Travel

Christmas in Connecticut
| Connecticut Kids Party Locations

More about moving to Connecticut around the Web:

 

Living in Connecticut - The official state Web site offering information and links to more on cities & towns, housing, relocation, taxes, education, voter registration, media, weather.

You Belong in Connecticut - Business development portal offering links and information on living and working in Connecticut with more on state tourism and recreation.

25 Things You Need to Know About Connecticut Before You Move There- Check out this fun, tongue-in-cheek insider's guide to the life, culture, and entertainment found in the Nutmeg State.

 

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