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Connecticut State Census Facts

Connecticut Population Facts

Connecticut Total population: 3,493,006

Connecticut Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 3.30%

Males in Connecticut: 1,701,789

Females in Connecticut: 1,791,217

Median age in Connecticut (years): 39.1

Under 5 years in Connecticut: 211,752

18 years and over in Connecticut: 2,673,711

65 years and over in Connecticut: 472,910

One race in Connecticut: 3,422,833

White in Connecticut: 2,790,080

Black or African American in Connecticut: 327,433

American Indian and Alaska Native: 7,990

Asian in Connecticut: 116,879

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,146

Some other race in Connecticut: 179,305

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Connecticut: 70,173

Hispanic or Latino in Connecticut (of any race): 405,724

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 58.20%

Foreign born people in Connecticut, percent, 2000: 10.90%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 18.30%

High school graduates in Connecticut, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 84.00%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Connecticut, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 31.40%

People in Connecticut with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 546,813

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.4

Housing units in Connecticut, 2008: 1,443,115

Homeownership rate in Connecticut, 2000: 66.80%

Housing units in multi-unit structures in Connecticut, percent, 2000: 35.10%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Connecticut, 2000: $166,900

Households in Connecticut, 2000: 1,301,670

People per household in Connecticut, 2000: 2.53

Median household income in Connecticut, 2008: $68,294

Per capita money income in Connecticut, 1999: $28,766

People in Connecticut below poverty level, percent, 2008: 9.10%

Connecticut Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Connecticut, 2007: 93,615

Private nonfarm employment in Connecticut, 2007: 1,539,268

Private nonfarm employment in Connecticut, percent change 2000-2007: -0.50%

Nonemployer establishments in Connecticut, 2007: 260,305

Total number of businesses in Connecticut, 2002: 301,571

Black-owned businesses in Connecticut, percent, 2002: 3.40%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.40%

Asian-owned businesses in Connecticut, percent, 2002: 2.40%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Connecticut, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Connecticut, percent, 2002: 3.10%

Women-owned businesses in Connecticut, percent, 2002: 27.20%

Manufacturers shipments in Connecticut, 2002 ($1000): 45,053,345

Wholesale trade sales in Connecticut, 2002 ($1000): 86,932,049

Retail sales in Connecticut, 2002 ($1000): 41,952,682

Retail sales per capita in Connecticut, 2002: $12,129

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 6,681,803

Building permits in Connecticut, 2008: 5,220

Federal spending in Connecticut, 2008: 38,878,522

Connecticut Geography Facts

Connecticut Land area, 2000 (square miles): 4,844.80

Connecticut People per square mile, 2000: 702.9

Connecticut Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Connecticut Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Connecticut: 2.55

Average family size in Connecticut: 3.12

Connecticut Population 25 years and over: 2,352,649

Civilian veterans in Connecticut (civilian population 18 years and over): 246,572

Foreign born in Connecticut: 448,034

Male, Now married, except separated in Connecticut(population 15 years and over): 730,491

Female, Now married, except separated in Connecticut (population 15 years and over): 710,943

Speak a language other than English at home in Connecticut (population 5 years and over): 646,605

Connecticut Household population: 3,378,711

Connecticut Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 1,888,489

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 24.6

Median household income in Connecticut (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 68,411

Median family income in Connecticut (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 84,657

Connecticut Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 37,083

Connecticut Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Connecticut: 1,438,041

Occupied housing units in Connecticut: 1,325,680

Owner-occupied housing units in Connecticut: 922,353

Renter-occupied housing units in Connecticut: 403,327

Vacant housing units in Connecticut: 112,361

Owner-occupied homes in Connecticut: 922,353

Median value (dollars): 305,100

With a mortgage in Connecticut (dollars): 2,056

Not mortgaged in Connecticut (dollars): 741

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Connecticut can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Connecticut offers a comprehensive list of Drug Rehabilitation and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Connecticut.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehab Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Center are:

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The greatest drug threats in Connecticut are heroin, cocaine (in powdered form) and crack cocaine (rock cocaine). Located in close proximity to NYC, Connecticut is an important transit and destination area for drugs. Interstate 95, the major north-south route on the East Coast, extends along Connecticut’s southern shore through Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven and New London. It connects New York City with Boston and continues to the U.S. -Canada border. Interstate 91 extends from New Haven north to Massachusetts, Vermont and the U.S. -Canada border. These interstates intersect in New Haven and from what is known by law enforcement as the New England Pipeline.

Luckily, there are a variety of successful drug rehab programs available throughout Connecticut and across the country. The term "drug rehab" is synonymous with several different terms such as addiction treatment, treatment program, alcoholism treatment, alcohol rehab, drug rehabilitation and so on. Although there are rehab centers that deal specifically with one kind of addiction, be it alcoholism, drugs, sex addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders, or internet addiction, it is important to understand that addiction is dangerous and can be deadly no matter what its form. For this reason, drug rehab has become a necessary step in regaining control once addiction has made life unmanageable.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 570 69 171 330 501
Past Year Marijuana Use 750 95 249 406 655
Past Month Marijuana Use 433 47 143 243 386
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 251 35 72 144 217
Past Year Cocaine Use 195 12 58 125 183
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 397 56 117 225 342
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 3,192 284 292 2,616 2,908
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 74 36 34 4 38
Past Month Alcohol Use 3,516 118 539 2,858 3,397
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,604 67 367 1,170 1,537
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
3,519 359 356 2,804 3,160
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 298 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 187 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 2,341 112 439 1,790 2,229
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,866 82 368 1,415 1,783
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
5,598 561 704 4,332 5,036
Illicit Drug Dependence 145 18 52 76 127
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 235 36 80 119 199
Alcohol Dependence 245 15 58 172 230
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 512 35 143 335 478
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 647 58 190 399 589
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 212 34 77 101 178
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 494 34 141 320 460

Connecticut Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 319 drug arrests in Connecticut.
  • Connecticut law enforcement agencies reported 14,904 arrests for drug abuse violations during 2006.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 262,000 (9%) Connecticut citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 983,000 (33.78%) Connecticut citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 98,000 (3.37%) Connecticut citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 68,000 (2.34%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2006, there were 3 methamphetamine laboratory incidents in Connecticut reported by the DEA and state and local authorities.
  • During 2006, there were 1,543 cultivated marijuana plants eradicated and seized in Connecticut as part of the DEA's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were no children injured at or affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Connecticut during 2007.
  • The total costs of alcohol and other drug abuse to the residents of Connecticut are estimated to be over $3.7 billion annually.
  • During 2006, there were 46,491 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Connecticut. There were 47,155 such treatment admissions during 2005.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 89,000 (3.05%) Connecticut citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Connecticut it is estimated that there will be around 16,188 DUI's, and 192 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 981 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 5,029 tobacco related deaths, and 196 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 169,135 marijuana users, 27,716 cocaine addicts, and 1,570 heroin addicts living in Connecticut. It is also estimated that there are 74,067 people abusing prescription drugs, 7,065 people that use inhalants, and 12,578 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Connecticut, there will be around 21,351 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine is still a popular drug of choice and still widely abused in Connecticut, with crack historically preferred over powder.
    • Traditionally, most organizations in Connecticut have purchased previously processed crack cocaine directly from New York-based suppliers, but recently, suppliers have offered substantial price reductions for the powder form.
    • When needed, cocaine is converted to crack cocaine locally, although wholesale dealers increasingly prefer to sell powder in the interest of greater profit.
    • Cocaine is available in many sizes from gram to kilogram quantities. The majority of cocaine smuggling and distribution organizations are now comprised of a mix of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and African American individuals often working in concert.
    • Cocaine has traditionally, and continues to arrive in Connecticut from New York via automobiles sometimes equipped with sophisticated hidden compartments.
  • Heroin:
    • Demand for heroin is increasingly high, and it remains easily accessible making heroin the primary threat to Connecticut.
    • In addition to increased availability of low cost, high purity heroin that can be effectively snorted or smoked rather than injected, heroin popularity (as well as an increase in residential and commercial burglaries) is fueled in part by the significant amount of diverted OxyContin and Hydrocodone.
    • Users become quickly addicted to the analgesics and have to switch to lower cost, readily available bags of heroin. This practice has led to an increase of heroin overdoses throughout the state, and a significant increase of heroin users at substance abuse clinics statewide, the primary reason patients are in those clinics.
    • Generally speaking, heroin abuse remains widespread, affecting both suburban and urban areas.
    • As in the past, heroin is still sold on the street in small glassine bags, and there has been a resurgence in the practice of marking or stamping a “brand name” on the package.
    • The heroin is primarily being transported into Connecticut from New York City, usually entering the region via one the major interstates in automobiles equipped with hidden hydraulic compartments or “traps.” Large quantities of heroin arrive in the state via shipping services, such as UPS and via airplanes by way of human couriers.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Lab seizures have not increased in Connecticut. All methamphetamine labs seized in the Northeast have been low-capacity labs, usually producing two ounces or less of the drug per production cycle. These labs are usually located inside private residence.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Popularity of MDMA/Ecstasy has slipped, even among college age individuals residing in Connecticut.
    • MDMA is transported from Florida and Mexico via mail services. MDMA is also purchased in New York or Canada and transported to Connecticut.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana can still be obtained throughout Connecticut. The majority of high grade marijuana available in Connecticut comes from either Canada, out of state indoor grow operations, Mexico, and or the Southwest areas of the U.S. Marijuana is readily available in the state of Connecticut for individual use and available in multi-ounce/pound quantities for wholesale distribution.
    • An increase in sophisticated indoor hydroponic marijuana growth sites have been revealed around the state in recent years. These operations are able to bypass detection by the utility companies, therefore evading notification to law enforcement, by expertly wiring electric connections through an alternate location, and increasingly through the use of generators at grow sites.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Diverted pharmaceuticals such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Ritalin, Xanax and Diazepam, are highly abused in Connecticut.
    • The diversion and abuse of prescription opiates such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet are increasing rapidly.
    • Diverted pharmaceuticals , as much as 80%, are usually stolen from medicine cabinets, doctor shopping, and/or overnight mailed into the region from other parts of the US.
    • Most users within the state, as much as 80%, report their first exposure, is from someone who stole it from a cabinet or handed out pills from their own prescription.
    • Local independent dealers and abusers are the primary retail-level distributors of diverted pharmaceuticals in Connecticut.
    • Prescription opiate abusers in Connecticut are increasingly moving to heroin use due to the high cost of prescription drugs and the similar effects given by heroin use. Those users with legitimate prescriptions to opiates often sell the prescription drugs to retail dealers once obtained and use the money to purchase higher quantities of heroin.
    • PCP is typically transported into Connecticut from the southwestern United States and the New York City area through the use of couriers, although local PCP labs have recently been identified in Connecticut.
    • PCP is sprayed on crushed mint leaves or marijuana and then smoked. Loose PCP-laced marijuana, often packaged in a plastic bag, is called “wet” and PCP-laced blunts are called “illy”.

Connecticut was one of the original 13 states and is one of the six New England states. Connecticut is located in the northeastern corner of the country. In area it is the third smallest U.S. state, but it ranks among the most densely populated. Lying in the midst of the great urban-industrial complex along the Atlantic coast, it borders Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) to the south, and New York to the west. Hartford, in the north-central part of the state, is the capital. The state is roughly rectangular in shape, with a panhandle of Fairfield county extending to the southwest on the New York border. Connecticut takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” “Nutmeg State,” “Constitution State,” and “Land of Steady Habits” are all sobriquets that have been applied to Connecticut.

Connecticut’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 3,504,8091
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 79.9% white; 9.5% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 3.3% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 5.2% other race; 1.8% two or more races; 11.2% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)