Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
944,306
0.0403% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
0.493% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.92%
0.426% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$97,539
1.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$433,000
1.05% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
476,757
0.0811% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT had a population of 944k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $97,539. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew from 943,926 to 944,306, a 0.0403% increase and its median household income grew from $95,645 to $97,539, a 1.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.77%), Other (Hispanic) (6.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%).

None of the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89% of the residents in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Sacred Heart University (2,690 degrees awarded in 2020), Fairfield University (1,626 degrees), and University of Bridgeport (1,354 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was $433,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 2 cars per household.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT borders New Haven-Milford, CT, New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, and Torrington, CT.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is home to a population of 944k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2020, 21.9% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents were born outside of the country (207k people).

In 2020, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (576k people) in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 92.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89%
2020 Citizenship
88.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    576k ± 995
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    99.7k ± 1.19k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    92.2k ± 2.85k
20%
Hispanic Population
189k people

In 2020, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (576k people) in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 92.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20% of the people in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are hispanic (189k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    43,218 ± 5,073 people
  2. Jamaica
    38,363 ± 4,783 people
  3. Mexico
    27,422 ± 4,050 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 43,218 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,363 and Mexico with 27,422.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
207k people
22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
208k people

As of 2020, 21.9% of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT residents (207k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was 22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,678 ± 764
  2. Korea
    3,320 ± 375
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,221 ± 434

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT employs 477k people. The largest industries in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,088 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,603 people), and Retail Trade (48,246 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($139,354), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($117,588), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,906).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,821. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

477k
2020 Value
± 5,360
−0.0811%
1 Year decline
± 1.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT declined at a rate of −0.0811%, from 477k employees to 477k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, are Management Occupations (67,483 people), Sales & Related Occupations (54,252 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46,991 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

477k
2020 Value
± 5,360
−0.0811%
1 Year decline
± 1.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT declined at a rate of −0.0811%, from 477k employees to 477k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,088 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,603 people), and Retail Trade (48,246 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, though some of these residents may live in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,026
Median earning men ± $902
$41,801
Median earning women ± $786

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($172,849), Information ($94,563), and Public Administration ($90,483).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,078), Wholesale Trade ($72,049), and Information ($64,422).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,251
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,975
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 7,690
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $28M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $12.6M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $10.9M
    Manufacturing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23B
  2. $17.5B
  3. $13.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($17.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($13.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$192B
2020 Value in Connecticut
$344B
Projected 2050 Value in Connecticut
79.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $192B. This is expected to increase 79.4% to $344B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $33.8B
  2. $20.1B
  3. $8B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.8B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.1B and New Jersey and $8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT awarded 10,368 degrees. The student population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 14,443 male students and 23,636 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are White (5,642 and 57.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,868 and 18.9%), Black or African American (1,398 and 14.2%), and Unknown (373 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT by number of degrees awarded are Sacred Heart University (2,690 and 25.9%), Fairfield University (1,626 and 15.7%), and University of Bridgeport (1,354 and 13.1%).

The most popular majors in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are Registered Nursing (824 and 7.95%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (629 and 6.07%), and General Business Administration & Management (407 and 3.93%).

The median tuition costs in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT are $44,080 for private four year colleges, and $10,284 and $27,755 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 38,079 (37.9% men and 62.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 38,079 students enrolled in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,680 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 601 degree-majors awarded
  2. 316 degree-majors awarded
  3. 313 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Registered Nursing with 601 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,690 degrees awarded
  2. 1,626 degrees awarded
  3. 1,354 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sacred Heart University with 2,690 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,281 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, which is 0.703 times less than the 6,087 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,642 degrees mean that there were 3.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,868 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($44,080) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,235) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.745% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (772k), Bachelors Degree (604k), and Some college (553k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was $433,000 in 2020, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $428,500 to $433,000, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is $97,539. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Fairfield County, CT with a value of $97,539, followed by Tolland County, CT and Middlesex County, CT, with respective values of $87,809 and $84,907.

Property

$433,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,681
$230,123
Median Property Taxes
±$2,705

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2020
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.7% of the housing units in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT was Fairfield County, CT with a value of $97,539, followed by Tolland County, CT and Middlesex County, CT, with respective values of $87,809 and $84,907.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$97,539
Median Household Income
± $1,460
340k
Number of Households
± 3,600

In 2020, the median household income of the 340k households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT grew to $97,539 from the previous year's value of $95,645.

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2020, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.345% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.5%)
  2. Public Transit (9.27%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.2%)

In 2020, 69.5% of workers in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (9.27%) and those who worked at home (9.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.94% of the workforce in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (82.7k out of 927k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.4% of the population of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.462% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Connecticut was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see 1183 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,183 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Connecticut

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,183 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Connecticut in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.64%
Uninsured
53.3%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.462%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT declined by 9.31% from 8.42% to 7.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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