State of Connecticut Statistics

CT Population, Demographics, Census, State Motto

Named after the major US river that bisects the state, Connecticut is the 4th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The first Europeans to settle this area of New England were the Dutch, who established a small settlement in the area that is known as Hartford today. Soon after, the English came to Connecticut and established several much larger settlements in the mid-1600’s. Connecticut has a rich and varied maritime history, due primarily to both its ports and its proximity to New York City and Long Island Sound. Ask us about visiting Connecticut. To feature your Connecticut Business, contact us.

CT Census Bureau Statistics

2006 Connecticut Statistics
courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

CT Population Estimate: 3,504,809
Population change, April 1, 2000- July 1, 2006: 2.9%

2006 Connecticut Demographics

Persons under 5 years old: 5.8%
Persons under 18 years old: 23.3%
Persons 65 years & older: 13.4%
Females: 51.3%
Caucasians: 84.6%
Hispanics: 11.2%
African Americans: 10.2%
American Indians & Alaskan Natives: 0.4%
Asians: 3.4%
Native Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders: 0.1%

Connecticut Land Area

Land area of New Hampshire: 4,844 (square miles)
Persons per square mile: 702.9

Connecticut State Facts

CT State Nickname: The Constitution State
CT State Motto:"Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)"
CT State Song: "Yankee Doodle"
CT State Fish: American Shad
CT State Shellfish: Eastern Oyster


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The CT State Seal

After the conclusion of the Revolutionary War the inscription on the colonial seal was no longer appropriate. Therefore, in May of 1784 the General Assembly directed the Secretary to alter the inscription to read “SIGILL. REIP. CONNECTICUTENSIS.” However, when a new version of the seal was prepared, the inscription contained the words spelled out —SIGILLUM REIPUBLICAE CONNECTICUTENSIS (Seal of the State of Connecticut). There has been no subsequent alteration to the official state seal.

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