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Litchfield County, Connecticut (CT)

County population in 2019: 180,333 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 182,193 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 42,758
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,697
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 53,813
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,185 (it was 17,738 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 920 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 196 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Litchfield County: 126.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Litchfield County, CT (2019)
    • 157,06387.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,7997.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,0492.2%Asian alone
    • 2,9101.6%Two or more races
    • 2,7111.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6310.3%Some other race alone
    • 1700.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

47.9 years
Connecticut median age:

41.2 years
Males: 89,859  (49.8%)
Females: 90,474  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Litchfield County:

2.0 people
Connecticut:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $81,195 ($56,273 in 1999)
This county:

$81,195
Connecticut:

$78,833

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $897 (lower quartile is $704, upper quartile is $1,284)
This county:

$897
State:

$1011


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $255,800 (it was $155,900 in 2000)
Litchfield:

$255,800
Connecticut:

$280,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,100 - $368,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $349,002
Here:

$349,002
State:

$411,558

Townhouses or other attached units: $172,777
Here:

$172,777
State:

$258,300

In 2-unit structures: $167,813
Here:

$167,813
State:

$223,530

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,961
Here:

$176,961
State:

$219,259

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,813
Here:

$126,813
State:

$209,357

Mobile homes: $144,236
Here:

$144,236
State:

$75,564

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,894
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $811

Institutionalized population: 1,566
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Health of residents in Litchfield 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.
80.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
66.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
79.5% 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 155 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 639 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1998: 721 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 1999: 820 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2000: 718 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2001: 743 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2002: 776 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2003: 697 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2004: 799 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2005: 674 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2006: 534 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2007: 375 buildings, average cost: $248,900
  • 2008: 249 buildings, average cost: $274,100
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $261,700
  • 2010: 140 buildings, average cost: $310,600
  • 2011: 111 buildings, average cost: $358,700
  • 2012: 144 buildings, average cost: $272,700
  • 2013: 145 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2014: 141 buildings, average cost: $314,300
  • 2015: 101 buildings, average cost: $316,100
  • 2016: 112 buildings, average cost: $238,900
  • 2017: 125 buildings, average cost: $363,100
  • 2018: 117 buildings, average cost: $404,400
  • 2019: 117 buildings, average cost: $345,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Litchfield, CT residents
Average permit cost in Litchfield, CT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,145 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,864 (1.9%)

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

7.3%
Connecticut:

10.0%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.9 years old
(Males: 46.2 years old, Females: 49.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.4 years old, Black residents: 32.8 years old, American Indian residents: 61.1 years old, Asian residents: 38.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.0 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Area name: Litchfield County, CT
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Litchfield County is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $854 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1097 a month.

Cities in this county include: Torrington, Watertown, Plymouth, Winchester, Woodbury, Oakville, Thomaston, Winsted, New Milford, New Hartford.

Litchfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Litchfield County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.160 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 9.4 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Chemung County, New York , Berrien County, Michigan , Lee County, Illinois , Ottawa County, Ohio , Platte County, Nebraska , Stanton County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Connecticut:

7.7%

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

Current college students: 7,392
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,573 (66.8% naturalized citizens)

Litchfield County:

7.5%
Whole state:

14.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,4912010 or later
  • 3,2372000 to 2009
  • 2,8791990 to 1999
  • 1,7251980 to 1989
  • 1,5541970 to 1979
  • 4,044Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.8%

Litchfield County marital status for males Litchfield County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 65,607
  • One, attached: 3,007
  • Two: 5,489
  • 3 or 4: 5,938
  • 5 to 9: 3,525
  • 10 to 19: 1,899
  • 20 to 49: 1,446
  • 50 or more: 1,356
  • Mobile homes: 147

Housing units in Litchfield County with a mortgage: 36,275 (1,037 second mortgage, 5,137 home equity loan, 112 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,869

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

66.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Litchfield County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,35430
Mainline Protestant20,68187
Evangelical Protestant4,48339
Other4,42016
Orthodox1752
Black Protestant1602
None109,654-
Litchfield 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: 43
Litchfield County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Litchfield County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 208
This county:

11.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Litchfield County:

6.9%
Connecticut:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Litchfield County:

21.1%
State:

21.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.8%
State:

15.8%

Agriculture in Litchfield County:

Average size of farms: 119 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,141
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $476.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,124
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,327
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.70%
Corn for grain: 1614 harvested acres
Vegetables: 770 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 380 acres

Earthquake activity:

Litchfield County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Connecticut state average. It is 69% 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 162.5 miles away from Litchfield County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 192.3 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 190.7 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 146.0 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 365.5 miles away from Litchfield County center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 182.1 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 Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1958: March 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 1958, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 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
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Litchfield County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Litchfield

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 55,188 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,687 (6.8%)
  • Bus: 265 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 46 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 54 (0.1%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 33 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 842 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 192 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,078 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 5,718 (8.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

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


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Ecuador (7%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • England (4%)
  • Albania (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Litchfield County


  • Italian (19%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • European (3%)

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

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

  • 1,624 people in nursing homes
  • 136 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 136 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 129 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 102 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 100 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 75 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 72 people in religious group quarters
  • 57 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 1,445 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 476 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 335 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 154 people in college/university student housing
  • 117 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 35 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $85,606.

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
Connecticut average:

4.51%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Litchfield County:

0.03%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

3.10% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($40,434 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($19,776 average AGI)
Litchfield County:

1.81%
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 New Haven County, CT  1.18% ($53,686 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.92% ($57,673)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.83% ($91,557)
from New York County, NY  0.11% ($229,756)
from Dutchess County, NY  0.08% ($41,097)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.07% ($51,618)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.06% ($45,426)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($70,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Connecticut average:

5.34%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Litchfield County:

0.03%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

2.64% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($29,011 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($41,470 average AGI)
Litchfield County:

2.71%
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 New Haven County, CT  0.95% ($51,717 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.90% ($56,439)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.60% ($78,338)
to New York County, NY  0.11% ($150,425)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.09% ($51,147)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.06% ($48,600)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.06% ($46,469)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.0

Births per 1000 population in Litchfield County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Litchfield County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Litchfield County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Litchfield County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,143 (26,954 aged, 4,189 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,325 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,472)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,066)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,570)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (1,523)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,514)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,374)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,023)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (865)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (848)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (810)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.9
  • Suffocation - 37.6
  • Other - 23.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 180,333
  • Male householders: 38,664 (9,921 living alone), Female householders: 35,305 (10,852 living alone)
  • 38,685 spouses (38,330 opposite-sex spouses), 5,001 unmarried partners, (4,828 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 48,006 children (44,014 natural, 753 adopted, 3,239 stepchildren), 1,339 grandchildren, 1,209 brothers or sisters, 2,382 parents, 0 foster children, 1,963 other relatives, 5,030 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,749

Size of family households: 25,391 2-persons, 11,034 3-persons, 8,882 4-persons, 2,771 5-persons, 567 6-persons, 364 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,773 1-person, 3,859 2-persons, 222 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

21,913 married couples with children.
8,077 single-parent households (4,118 men, 3,959 women).

89.5% of residents of Litchfield speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $864,931,000 ($4,570 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $42,848,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $433,486,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $229,296,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,108,000
Federal grants: $127,325,000
Federal procurement contracts: $43,583,000 ($33,407,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $30,133,000 ($553,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,236,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $88,639,000
Federal Government insurance: $156,146,000

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

Births: 10,035
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,621
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,053
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+22 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,605
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Litchfield County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 79.65 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Year house built in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • 1,3432014 or later
  • 7072010 to 2013
  • 6,9942000 to 2009
  • 7,1501990 to 1999
  • 12,2261980 to 1989
  • 12,0431970 to 1979
  • 8,5901960 to 1969
  • 10,0241950 to 1959
  • 5,5571940 to 1949
  • 23,7801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • 911 room
  • 2602 rooms
  • 6443 rooms
  • 3,7504 rooms
  • 9,9615 rooms
  • 12,1786 rooms
  • 10,1137 rooms
  • 8,3838 rooms
  • 9,7649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • 9351 room
  • 1,0172 rooms
  • 4,2633 rooms
  • 4,5784 rooms
  • 2,1975 rooms
  • 2,8456 rooms
  • 1,5987 rooms
  • 5508 rooms
  • 8429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • 140no bedroom
  • 1,3111 bedroom
  • 10,1912 bedrooms
  • 26,6973 bedrooms
  • 13,3334 bedrooms
  • 3,4725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • 935no bedroom
  • 5,7371 bedroom
  • 6,0682 bedrooms
  • 4,6223 bedrooms
  • 1,0254 bedrooms
  • 4385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Litchfield County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Litchfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Litchfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,178no vehicle
  • 12,8861 vehicle
  • 24,4422 vehicles
  • 10,8403 vehicles
  • 3,4004 vehicles
  • 2,3985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Litchfield County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Litchfield County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,644no vehicle
  • 9,5001 vehicle
  • 5,6372 vehicles
  • 8143 vehicles
  • 1014 vehicles
  • 1295+ vehicles

90.5% of Litchfield County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Connecticut.

Litchfield County:

90.5%
State average:

87.9%

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

  • This state: 115,520
  • Other state: 47,451
  • Northeast: 31,665
  • Midwest: 6,484
  • South: 6,759
  • West: 2,543
Year householders moved into unit in Litchfield County, CT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Litchfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Electricity
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 29.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,365
Here:

9.4%
Connecticut:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 942
Here:

10.1%
Connecticut:

11.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,794
Here:

27.5%
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: 1,460
  • Number of aged recipients: 107
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,353
  • Number of recipients under 18: 155
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,091
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 214
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 521
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 705
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 27 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED229$135,7772,115$209,6049,031$171,789311$44,8304$255,000473$254,628
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$120,000257$221,7511,176$163,24990$49,9001$147,00060$311,067
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$133,421287$181,6692,493$160,451188$40,5741$281,000109$161,073
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$168,286246$203,8011,316$175,82463$38,1110$050$215,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$129,66747$209,128250$185,27210$64,8000$019$224,947
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED526$190,447322$180,59322$144,091
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$177,569105$200,4004$157,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$261,4297$227,0003$354,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$202,84621$179,6675$149,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$152,5000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Litchfield, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Litchfield, CT - Value
Most common first names in Litchfield County, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,68976.0 years
Mary1,63381.2 years
Joseph1,10576.4 years
William1,09174.6 years
Helen81781.3 years
Robert77971.0 years
George71776.1 years
Anna70183.6 years
Margaret65481.0 years
Edward63975.0 years
Most common last names in Litchfield County, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33878.8 years
Johnson24677.2 years
Anderson19178.8 years
Miller14778.7 years
Brown14779.3 years
Williams13776.0 years
Clark12879.0 years
Murphy11378.1 years
White11278.6 years
Wilson9574.0 years
Businesses in Litchfield County, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets14
AT&T3Maurices1
Ace Hardware2Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts4McDonald's8
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike2
Audi1Nissan1
AutoZone1Panera Bread1
BMW1Payless1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Penske2
Blockbuster2PetSmart1
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
CVS7Quality1
Chevrolet3Quiznos1
Curves5RadioShack4
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid10
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears2
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel2
Dressbarn1Staples3
Dunkin Donuts22Starbucks3
Famous Footwear1Stop & Shop7
FedEx26Subaru2
Ford4Subway18
GNC6T-Mobile4
GameStop2T.J.Maxx2
Goodwill2Taco Bell2
H&R Block6Target1
Hilton1The Room Place1
Home Depot3Toyota3
Honda2True Value10
Hyundai2U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS27
KFC1Volkswagen2
Kincaid1Walgreens2
Kmart2Walmart2
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1World Gym1
Lowe's1YMCA8
Marshalls1

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"