Litchfield County, CT

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2021 Population
185,175
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
47.6
0.211% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
7.8%
7.04% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$84,797
2021 Median Property Value
$270,000

About

In 2021, Litchfield County, CT had a population of 185k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $84,797.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Litchfield County, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Litchfield County, 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.

96.9% of the residents in Litchfield County, CT are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Litchfield County, CT was $270,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%.

Most people in Litchfield County, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Litchfield County, CT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Litchfield County, CT is home to a population of 185k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 7.53% of Litchfield County, CT residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

In 2021, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Litchfield County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.31k White (Hispanic) and 4.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2021, 96.9% of Litchfield County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Litchfield County, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 452
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.31k ± 806
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.61k ± 612
7.13%
Hispanic Population
13.2k people

In 2021, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Litchfield County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.31k White (Hispanic) and 4.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.13% of the people in Litchfield County, CT are hispanic (13.2k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

7.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14k people
7.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2021, 7.53% of Litchfield County, CT residents (14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,147 ± 422
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,245 ± 326
  3. Korea
    1,150 ± 283

Litchfield County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Litchfield County, CT employs 96.4k people. The largest industries in Litchfield County, CT are , and the highest paying industries are .

Occupations

96.4k
2021 Value
± 2,372

In 2021, there were 96.4k employees (± 2,372) in Litchfield County, CT.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Litchfield County, CT, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Litchfield County, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

96.4k
2021 Value
± 2,372

In 2021, there were 96.4k employees (± 2,372) in Litchfield County, CT.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Litchfield County, CT, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Litchfield County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Litchfield County, 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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,902
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,533
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,255
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Litchfield County, CT went to Donald J. Trump with 51.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

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.

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Litchfield County, CT was $270,000 in 2021, which is 0.958 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2021 the median property value increased from N/A to $270,000, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Litchfield County, CT is 76.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Litchfield County, CT have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Litchfield County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$270,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,260
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Median Property Taxes
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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 Litchfield County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Litchfield County, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
Homeownership
2021
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 76.3% of the housing units in Litchfield County, CT were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Litchfield County, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,797
Median Household Income
± $2,786
74.9k
Number of Households
± 2,092

In 2021, the median household income of the 74.9k households in Litchfield County, CT was $84,797.

The following chart displays the households in Litchfield County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Litchfield County, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.97%)
  3. Carpooled (6.85%)

In 2021, 79.7% of workers in Litchfield County, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.97%) and those who carpooled to work (6.85%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Litchfield County, CT have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.59% of the workforce in Litchfield County, 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 Litchfield County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Litchfield County, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Litchfield County, CT (14.3k out of 183k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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

96.4% of the population of Litchfield County, CT has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.854% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Litchfield County, CT see 1717 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.464% decrease from the previous year (1725 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1509 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 347 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,717 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Litchfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Litchfield County, CT see an average of 1,717 patients per year. This represents a 0.464% decrease from the previous year (1,725 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

3.65%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.854%
Military or VA

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36 in Litchfield County, CT.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28% in Litchfield County, CT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.14% in Litchfield County, CT.

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