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Middlesex County, Connecticut (CT)

County population in 2019: 162,436 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 155,071 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,977
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,999
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,216
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,226 (it was 17,125 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 369 sq. mi.

Water area: 69.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 440 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Middlesex County: 124.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Middlesex County, CT (2019)
    • 133,81386.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,5646.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,2075.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,1243.3%Asian alone
    • 2,9011.9%Two or more races
    • 2280.1%Some other race alone
    • 1290.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.4 years
Connecticut median age:

41.2 years
Males: 80,739  (49.7%)
Females: 81,697  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Middlesex County:

2.0 people
Connecticut:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,518 ($59,175 in 1999)
This county:

$76,518
Connecticut:

$78,833

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,021 (lower quartile is $793, upper quartile is $1,241)
This county:

$1021
State:

$1011


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $290,800 (it was $163,400 in 2000)
Middlesex:

$290,800
Connecticut:

$280,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $216,900 - $384,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $327,084
Here:

$327,084
State:

$411,558

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,823
Here:

$216,823
State:

$258,300

In 2-unit structures: $209,461
Here:

$209,461
State:

$223,530

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $491,274
Here:

$491,274
State:

$219,259

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,419
Here:

$217,419
State:

$209,357

Mobile homes: $33,354
Here:

$33,354
State:

$75,564

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,046
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $831

Institutionalized population: 1,881
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Health of residents in Middlesex County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
74.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
61.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
81.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Middlesex County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
80.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
52.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
83.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
83.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.
18.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 620 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1998: 721 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1999: 814 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2000: 765 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2001: 722 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2002: 677 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2003: 702 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2004: 763 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2005: 620 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2006: 483 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2007: 401 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2008: 215 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2009: 236 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2010: 271 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2011: 172 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2012: 229 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2013: 202 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2014: 164 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2015: 141 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2016: 164 buildings, average cost: $252,200
  • 2017: 150 buildings, average cost: $280,600
  • 2018: 160 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 2019: 126 buildings, average cost: $252,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Middlesex, CT residents
Average permit cost in Middlesex, CT
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,835 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,543 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Middlesex, CT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Middlesex, CT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Middlesex, CT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.3%
Middlesex County:

7.3%
Connecticut:

10.0%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.4 years old
(Males: 44.1 years old, Females: 48.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.4 years old, Black residents: 34.8 years old, American Indian residents: 30.7 years old, Asian residents: 43.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.3 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Area name: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Middlesex County is $801 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $979 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1176 a month.

Cities in this county include: Middletown, Cromwell, Old Saybrook, East Haddam, Haddam, Essex, Westbrook, Killingworth, Portland, Deep River.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Middlesex County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Middlesex County: Woodhaven Country Club (A), Southbury Shopping Plaza (B), White Oaks (C), Twin Lakes Golf Course (D), Pilgrim Harbor Country Club (E), Camp Highland (F), Chase Country Club (G), Parker Farms (H), Camp Palmer (I), Camp Laurelwood (J), Cheshire Industrial Park (K), Cheshire Landfill Area (L), Commerce Campus Industrial Park (M), Willowbrook Farms (N), Woodbridge Country Club (O), Mount Carmel Station (P), Oak Lane Country Club (Q), YMCA Camp (R), Great Hills Country Club (S), Meadowbrook Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Putnam Place Shopping Center (1), Strawberry Hill Shopping Center (2), Branford Craft Village Shopping Center (3), Branford Hills Plaza Shopping Center (4), Branford Square Shopping Center (5), Branhaven Shopping Center (6), Tri-Town Plaza Shopping Center (7), Brushy Hill Shopping Center (8), Caldor Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middlesex County include: Mount Sacred Heart Convent (A), Our Lady of Grace Monastery (B), Masjid al-Islam (C), Middlebury Baptist Church (D), Middlebury Congregational Church (E), Mount Calvary Deliverance Church (F), Mount Carmel Congregational Church (G), New Apostolic Church (H), New Life Apostolic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beaverdale Memorial Park (1), Bluff Head Cemetery (2), Pine Hill Cemetery (3), Congregation Beth El Cemetery (4), Brookside Cemetery (5), Woodtick Cemetery (6), Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Straw Pond (A), Capello Pond (B), Carrington Pond (C), Talmage Pond (D), Talmages Ice Pond (E), Cedar Pond (F), Theriaults Ice Pond (G), Thirsty Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lily Brook (A), Lindsley Brook (B), Little Meadow Brook (C), Little Pootatuck Brook (D), Little River (E), Long Swamp Brook (F), Meetinghouse Brook (G), Mixville Brook (H), Mountain Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Middlesex County include: Bassett Park (1), Abe Stone Park (2), Youngs Pond Park (3), William D Bertini Park (4), Brooksvale Recreation Park (5), West Rock Ridge State Park (6), Trimountain State Park (7), Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park (8), Victory Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hammonasset Beach (A), Fort Trumbull Beach (B), Hotchkiss Grove Beach (C), Short Beach (D), Circle Beach (E), Hotchkiss Cove Beach (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Newport County, Rhode Island , Newport County, Rhode Island , Burt County, Nebraska , Cass County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Connecticut:

7.7%

Unemployment by year in Middlesex, CT
County total employment by year in Middlesex, CT
County average yearly wages by year in Middlesex, CT

Current college students: 9,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,295 (69.1% naturalized citizens)

Middlesex County:

7.6%
Whole state:

14.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,8342010 or later
  • 2,9462000 to 2009
  • 1,8471990 to 1999
  • 1,7311980 to 1989
  • 1,1061970 to 1979
  • 3,286Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.6%

Middlesex County marital status for males Middlesex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54,061
  • One, attached: 2,549
  • Two: 3,616
  • 3 or 4: 3,757
  • 5 to 9: 4,082
  • 10 to 19: 2,873
  • 20 to 49: 2,680
  • 50 or more: 2,494
  • Mobile homes: 500
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 40

Housing units in Middlesex County with a mortgage: 32,513 (610 second mortgage, 3,054 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,315

Here:

65.3% with mortgage
State:

66.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Middlesex County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,80018
Mainline Protestant15,01556
Evangelical Protestant3,97829
Other2,92111
Black Protestant9745
Orthodox851
None95,903-
Middlesex County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Middlesex County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 177
This county:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
State:

21.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

15.8%

Agriculture in Middlesex County:

Average size of farms: 55 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $135,588
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $6604.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,055
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,932
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 31.56%
Vegetables: 280 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 309 acres

Tornado activity:

Middlesex County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Connecticut state average. It is 1890610.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 162 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/10/1989, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middlesex County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Connecticut state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Middlesex County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 377.3 miles away from Middlesex County center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 176.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3361: February 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 3361, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4106: March 21, 2013, FEMA Id: 4106, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3353: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3353, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4087: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4087, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3342: October 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 3342, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4046: November 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 4046, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4023: September 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 4023, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3331: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3331, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to May 17, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1904: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1904, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1700: May 11, 2007, FEMA Id: 1700, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Middlesex

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 58,951 (80.0%)
  • Carpooled: 5,040 (6.8%)
  • Bus: 422 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 11 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 58 (0.1%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 22 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 849 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 136 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,773 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 5,590 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Italy (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Middlesex County


  • Italian (16%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Middlesex County, Connecticut in 2000:

  • 2,553 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,483 people in nursing homes
  • 562 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 426 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 247 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 221 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 160 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 106 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 100 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 74 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 65 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 47 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Middlesex County, Connecticut in 2010:

  • 2,437 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,309 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 379 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 319 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 259 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 95 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 90 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 50 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $96,308.

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Connecticut average:

4.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.67% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($50,009 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($21,267 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

1.76%
Connecticut average:

2.46%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hartford County, CT  1.95% ($71,069 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.59% ($68,153)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($67,038)
from Tolland County, CT  0.21% ($68,824)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.20% ($71,986)
from Litchfield County, CT  0.10% ($51,147)
from Windham County, CT  0.06% ($48,075)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($72,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Connecticut average:

5.34%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,116 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

3.94% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($38,342 average AGI)
2.58% relocated to other states ($32,952 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

2.58%
Connecticut average:

3.28%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hartford County, CT  1.71% ($63,792 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.22% ($62,540)
to New London County, CT  0.56% ($66,551)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.16% ($90,045)
to Tolland County, CT  0.15% ($57,421)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.08% ($51,618)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.07% ($68,020)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.6

Births per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Middlesex County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 25,931 (22,628 aged, 3,303 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,075 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Middlesex County, Connecticut in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,997)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,844)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,832)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,193)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,105)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (976)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (805)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (749)
  • Congestive heart failure (621)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (517)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.3
  • Poisoning - 23.2
  • Other - 20.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 162,436
  • Male householders: 33,817 (9,714 living alone), Female householders: 33,067 (11,250 living alone)
  • 32,398 spouses (32,034 opposite-sex spouses), 3,561 unmarried partners, (3,470 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,309 children (38,786 natural, 650 adopted, 1,873 stepchildren), 2,991 grandchildren, 842 brothers or sisters, 1,759 parents, 0 foster children, 1,769 other relatives, 5,134 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,789

Size of family households: 20,474 2-persons, 10,162 3-persons, 8,551 4-persons, 1,554 5-persons, 934 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,964 1-person, 3,677 2-persons, 366 3-persons, 83 4-persons.

17,586 married couples with children.
7,377 single-parent households (2,501 men, 4,876 women).

89.1% of residents of Middlesex speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $798,644,000 ($4,921 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $64,334,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $356,464,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $167,025,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,280,000
Federal grants: $184,924,000
Federal procurement contracts: $60,198,000 ($52,631,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,753,000 ($1,470,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $74,307,000
Federal Government insurance: $471,411,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,213
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,068
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,416
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+22 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,797
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Middlesex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.51 millions of gallons per day (47% from ground, 53% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Year house built in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • 1,6482014 or later
  • 1,0302010 to 2013
  • 6,1272000 to 2009
  • 8,0061990 to 1999
  • 11,0931980 to 1989
  • 12,2751970 to 1979
  • 8,1211960 to 1969
  • 8,7561950 to 1959
  • 2,5411940 to 1949
  • 17,0551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • 01 room
  • 1522 rooms
  • 8903 rooms
  • 4,0094 rooms
  • 9,0095 rooms
  • 12,4276 rooms
  • 9,5937 rooms
  • 6,2238 rooms
  • 7,5259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • 2241 room
  • 1,2482 rooms
  • 5,1153 rooms
  • 5,4574 rooms
  • 2,6135 rooms
  • 1,6726 rooms
  • 4497 rooms
  • 908 rooms
  • 1889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,7641 bedroom
  • 10,0132 bedrooms
  • 25,7723 bedrooms
  • 10,7864 bedrooms
  • 1,4935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • 314no bedroom
  • 7,1081 bedroom
  • 6,8122 bedrooms
  • 2,3823 bedrooms
  • 4334 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 857no vehicle
  • 12,6251 vehicle
  • 20,3992 vehicles
  • 10,6863 vehicles
  • 3,8614 vehicles
  • 1,4005+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,374no vehicle
  • 8,5531 vehicle
  • 3,8282 vehicles
  • 1,1783 vehicles
  • 1234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.1% of Middlesex County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Connecticut.

Middlesex County:

89.1%
State average:

87.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 104,668
  • Other state: 42,414
  • Northeast: 29,309
  • Midwest: 5,660
  • South: 4,974
  • West: 2,471
Year householders moved into unit in Middlesex County, CT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Middlesex County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.0%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 25.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.4%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 558
Here:

4.0%
Connecticut:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,394
Here:

17.7%
Connecticut:

11.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,359
Here:

47.4%
Connecticut:

31.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,305
  • Number of aged recipients: 119
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,186
  • Number of recipients under 18: 116
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 944
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 245
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 459
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 586
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED737$212,296887$240,5024,854$224,477392$127,3721$683,000306$272,6543$50,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$235,34077$225,753425$223,01633$87,5450$023$242,4781$100,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED84$209,726152$253,9081,465$245,109131$66,5273$526,667105$232,3905$40,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN72$204,278103$239,650893$231,74034$156,2061$2,300,00051$237,5102$125,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$245,00030$224,300311$235,68519$123,8420$013$199,1545$72,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED138$261,25495$286,7685$342,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$273,37056$267,1960$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$272,69036$291,8612$359,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$236,57124$250,5830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$232,4004$253,7500$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Middlesex, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Middlesex, CT - Value
Most common first names in Middlesex County, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,31875.1 years
Mary1,20781.7 years
William87075.2 years
Joseph86075.8 years
Helen67981.5 years
Robert63471.1 years
Anna57984.0 years
George57476.3 years
James54972.9 years
Charles54976.1 years
Most common last names in Middlesex County, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson37980.0 years
Smith29876.8 years
Anderson22180.0 years
Carlson13681.3 years
Clark13278.4 years
Brown13176.3 years
Miller12478.1 years
White10576.0 years
Jones10376.5 years
Wilson10279.8 years
Businesses in Middlesex County, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Justice1
ALDI1KFC2
AMF Bowling1Kmart1
AT&T5Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware4Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Furniture3
Aeropostale1LensCrafters2
Ann Taylor1Levi Strauss & Co.2
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Banana Republic1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets20
Blockbuster1Mazda1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's7
Burger King3Motherhood Maternity1
CVS6New Balance2
Casual Male XL1Nike2
Chevrolet2Nissan2
Chico's1Old Navy1
Circle K1Pac Sun1
Clarks1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske2
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves3Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen4RadioShack4
Days Inn1Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry7Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys2Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
DressBarn3Skechers USA1
Dressbarn2Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts25Staples2
Econo Lodge1Starbucks2
Eddie Bauer1Stop & Shop5
Ethan Allen4Subway10
Famous Footwear2Super 82
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile5
FedEx26T.J.Maxx1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell1
Ford1Talbots2
GNC4Toyota2
GameStop1Toys"R"Us1
Gap1True Value3
Goodwill13U-Haul9
Gymboree1UPS31
H&R Block6Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn1Volkswagen1
Home Depot1Walgreens6
IZOD1Walmart2
J.Crew2Wendy's2
Jones New York1YMCA3

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