Connecticut

Facts & Figures

Connecticut
  • Capital: Hartford

  • State abbreviation/Postal code: Conn./CT

  • Governor: Dan Malloy, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Lieut. Governor: Nancy S. Wyman, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Senators: Richard M. Blumenthal, D (to Jan. 2017); Christopher Murphy (D), I (to Jan. 2019)

  • U.S. Representatives: 5

  • Historical biographies of Congressional members

  • Secy. of State: Denise W. Merrill, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Treasurer: Denise Nappier, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Atty. General: George Jepsen, D (to Jan. 2019)

  • Entered Union (rank): Jan. 9, 1788 (5)

  • Present constitution adopted: Dec. 30, 1965

  • Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

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  • Nickname: Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State

  • Origin of name: From an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning “beside the long tidal river”

  • 10 largest cities (2014): Bridgeport , 146,425; New Haven , 130,741; Stamford , 125,109; Hartford , 124,893; Waterbury, 109,915; Norwalk, 87,190; Danbury, 82,807; New Britain, 73,153; West Hartford, 63,268; Greenwich, 61,171

  • Land area: 4,844 sq mi. (12,545 sq km)

  • Geographic center: In Hartford Co., at East Berlin

  • Number of counties: 8

  • Largest county by population and area: Fairfield, 916,829 (2010); Litchfield, 920 sq mi.

  • State forests: 94 (170,000 ac.)

  • State parks: 94 (32,960 ac.)

  • Residents: Connecticuter; Nutmegger

  • 2014 resident population: 3,596,677

  • 2010 resident census population (rank): 3,574,097 (29). Male: 1,739,614 (48.4%); Female: 1,834,483 (51.6%). White: 2,772,410 (77.6%); Black: 362,296 (10.1%); American Indian: 11,256 (0.3%); Asian: 135,565 (3.8%); Other race: 198,466 (5.6%); Two or more races: 92,676 (2.6%); Hispanic/Latino: 479,087 (13.4%). 2010 population 18 and over: 2,757,082; 65 and over: 506,559; median age: 40.0.

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