Connecticut Population 2013
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Connecticut in 2013 was 3,590,347, which is ranked the 29th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 0.5% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 739 people per square mile, ranked 4th largest density in the United States.
Connecticut Population Expectancy
The population of the state of Connecticut is expected to top 3.7 million by the year 2025. But, it is expected to reach 3.66 million by the year 2015, and then the population will reach approximately 3.74 million by 2025. This growth can be most heavily attributed to the growth of New Haven County, which is expected to reach over 900,000 residents by the year 2025.
Connecticut Land Mass
The state of Connecticut is approximately 110 miles long and 70 miles wide with a square area of 5,544 square miles, making it the 48th largest state in the United States. Of the 5,544 square miles, only 698 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Connecticut is the south slope of Mount Frissell at 2,380 feet above seal level. The highest point of the mountain is larger than the highest point in the state due to the fact that the mountain peaks in the state of Massachusetts. In contrast, the lowest point in the state is where the state borders Long Island Sound at sea level.
Out of the approximate 3.6 million people in the state of Connecticut, about 52% of the population is female, while 48% is male. Also, 82% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 82%, 14% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and 69% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African make up about 11% of population, representing the next largest race of the population in Connecticut. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races only account for approximately 7% of the entire population of the state of Connecticut.
The population of Connecticut identifies as religious at a slightly higher percentage than the national average. About 51% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 51%, about 36% identify as Roman Catholic, making it the largest denomination in the state of Connecticut. Those that identify as Presbyterian make up the next largest denomination in the state with about 3% out of the 51%. Those that identify as some form of Christian denomination other than Catholic make up about 13% out of the 51%. However, those that identify as a religion other than Christianity (Jewish, Eastern, or Islam) make up only about 2% out of the 51%.
Out of the approximate 3.6 million people in the state of Connecticut, about 19% claim some form of Italian heritage or ancestral make up. The next largest heritage or ancestral make up is the Irish heritage at about 18%. About 11% claim English heritage and ancestry. The last largest heritage is German at 10% of the population.
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