Western North PUMA, CT

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2022 Population
198,648
13.5% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.44%
4.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$102,336
5.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$392,500
2.96% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
84,442
0.585% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Western North PUMA, CT had a population of 199k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $102,336. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Western North PUMA, CT grew from 174,981 to 198,648, a 13.5% increase and its median household income grew from $97,145 to $102,336, a 5.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Western North PUMA, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Other (Hispanic) (9.01%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.11%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.78%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.15%).

27.9% of the households in Western North PUMA, 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.

89.7% of the residents in Western North PUMA, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Western North PUMA, CT are Western Connecticut State University (1,126 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ricci's Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy/TIGI Creative School (62 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Western North PUMA, CT was $392,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%.

Most people in Western North PUMA, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Western North PUMA, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Western North PUMA, CT is home to a population of 199k people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.8% of Western North PUMA, CT residents were born outside of the country (41.4k people).

In 2022, there were 7.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Western North PUMA, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.9k Other (Hispanic) and 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Western North PUMA, CT are Spanish (27,888 households), Portuguese (9,947 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,458 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
88,036
Women
50.6%
86,082
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 174,118 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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Citizenship

89.7%
2022 Citizenship
88.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.7% of Western North PUMA, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Western North PUMA, CT was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Western North PUMA, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    126k ± 2.21k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 1.88k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 2.05k
19.6%
Hispanic Population
39k people

In 2022, there were 7.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Western North PUMA, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.9k Other (Hispanic) and 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.6% of the people in Western North PUMA, CT are hispanic (39k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Brazil
    5,949 ± 1,861 people
  2. Ecuador
    5,502 ± 1,792 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    3,278 ± 1,392 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Western North PUMA, CT was Brazil, the natal country of 5,949 Western North PUMA, CT residents, followed by Ecuador with 5,502 and Dominican Republic with 3,278.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
41.4k people
22.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
39.2k people

As of 2022, 20.8% of Western North PUMA, CT residents (41.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Western North PUMA, CT was 22.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    27,888 households (14.8%)
  2. Portuguese
    9,947 households (5.28%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,458 households (0.773%)

27.9% of the households in Western North PUMA, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Western North PUMA, CT was Spanish. 14.8% of the households in Western North PUMA, CT reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,778 ± 371
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,196 ± 267
  3. Korea
    513 ± 155

Western North PUMA, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Western North PUMA, CT employs 84.4k people. The largest industries in Western North PUMA, CT are Elementary & secondary schools (6,121 people), Construction (5,331 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,005 people), and the highest paying industries are Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing ($323,151), Beverage manufacturing ($319,576), and Management of companies & enterprises ($276,959).

Males in Western North PUMA, CT have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $84,464. The income inequality in Western North PUMA, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.509, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
38,935
Women
47.1%
43,690
Men
52.9%

The workforce of Western North PUMA, CT in 2020 was 82,625 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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Occupations

84.4k
2022 Value
0.585%
1 Year growth
± 0.585%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Western North PUMA, CT grew at a rate of 0.585%, from 84k employees to 84.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Western North PUMA, CT, are Other managers (2,790 people), Retail salespersons (2,469 people), and Cashiers (2,083 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Western North PUMA, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.4k
2022 Value
0.585%
1 Year growth
± 0.585%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Western North PUMA, CT grew at a rate of 0.585%, from 84k employees to 84.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Western North PUMA, CT, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,121 people), Construction (5,331 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,005 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Western North PUMA, CT, though some of these residents may live in Western North PUMA, 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

$59,878
Median earning men ± $2,078
$43,737
Median earning women ± $2,161

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,205), Public Administration ($105,383), and Manufacturing ($86,505).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($106,200), Manufacturing ($73,252), and Public Administration ($69,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Western North PUMA, CT awarded 1,188 degrees. The student population of Western North PUMA, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,019 male students and 2,507 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Western North PUMA, CT are White (742 and 62.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (223 and 18.8%), Black or African American (100 and 8.42%), and Asian (62 and 5.22%).

The largest universities in Western North PUMA, CT by number of degrees awarded are Western Connecticut State University (1,126 and 94.8%) and Ricci's Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy/TIGI Creative School (62 and 5.22%).

The most popular majors in Western North PUMA, CT are Criminal Justice - Police Science (92 and 7.74%), Registered Nursing (84 and 7.07%), and General Business Administration & Management (71 and 5.98%).

The median tuition cost in Western North PUMA, CT for a public four year colleges is $6,464 for in-state students and $19,358 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Western North PUMA, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,526 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,526 students enrolled in Western North PUMA, CT, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,448 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Western North PUMA, CT was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,126 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Connecticut State University with 1,126 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 485 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Western North PUMA, CT, which is 0.69 times less than the 703 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 742 degrees mean that there were 3.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 223 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,464) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($5,881) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.26% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.18% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Western North PUMA, CT in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.7k), Bachelors Degree (32.7k), and Graduate Degree (25k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Western North PUMA, CT was $392,500 in 2022, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $381,200 to $392,500, a 2.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Western North PUMA, CT is 72.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Western North PUMA, CT have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Western North PUMA, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Western North PUMA, CT is $102,336. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Western North PUMA, CT was Western Central PUMA, CT with a value of $216,972, followed by Bridgeport Suburban PUMA, CT and Capitol West PUMA, CT, with respective values of $131,273 and $126,881.

Property

$392,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,675
$52,766
Median Property Taxes
±$1,435

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.4% of the housing units in Western North PUMA, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Western North PUMA, CT was Western Central PUMA, CT with a value of $216,972, followed by Bridgeport Suburban PUMA, CT and Capitol West PUMA, CT, with respective values of $131,273 and $126,881.

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Household Income

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$102,336
Median Household Income
± $3,051
72.9k
Number of Households
± 2,208

In 2022, the median household income of the 72.9k households in Western North PUMA, CT grew to $102,336 from the previous year's value of $97,145.

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Wage Distribution

0.509
2022 Wage GINI in Western North PUMA, CT
0.531
2021 Wage GINI in Western North PUMA, CT

In 2022, the income inequality in Western North PUMA, CT was 0.509 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 4.08% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Western North PUMA, CT was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Western North PUMA, CT in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (10.3%)

In 2022, 72% of workers in Western North PUMA, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (10.3%).

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Western North PUMA, CT have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.9% of the workforce in Western North PUMA, 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 Western North PUMA, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Western North PUMA, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Western North PUMA, CT (14.5k out of 194k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Western North PUMA, 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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Health

91.5% of the population of Western North PUMA, CT has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see 1174 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.761% decrease from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 228 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,174 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Connecticut

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,174 patients per year. This represents a 0.761% decrease from the previous year (1,183 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.48%
Uninsured
52.4%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Western North PUMA, CT declined by 8.38% from 9.26% to 8.48%.

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