Connecticut - The Constitution State

  • The Hartford skyline
  • Long Island Sound
Windsor Town Hall

When most folks think of Connecticut, they think of that whole citified area in the south and along the Connecticut River Valley. But eastern and northwestern Connecticut are quite rural and things there don't seem to have changed much in the last 100 years. However, there aren't any wilderness areas, National Forests or any big, famous National Parks.

Connecticut was founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker, a religious dissident who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony (a place founded by people in search of religious freedom) to find some religious freedom.

 
Bear Mountain
Looking up at the summit of Bear Mountain, second highest point in Connecticut
Fast Facts about Connecticut
Capital: Hartford
Largest City: Bridgeport
Admitted to the Union: January 9, 1788 : 5th
Area: 5,543 square miles : 48th
Highest Point: South slope of Mt. Frissell : 2,380'
Lowest Point: Long Island Sound : 0'
 
2010 Connecticut Population Demographics
Total Population
3,574,097
Males
1,739,614
Females
1,834,483
Population by Age
Under 18
817,015
18 & over
2,757,082
20-24
227,898
25-34
420,377
35-49
775,710
50-64
727,777
65 & over
503,559
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
479,087
Non Hispanic or Latino
3,095,010
Population by Race
White
2,772,410
African-American
362,296
Asian
135,565
Native American
11,256
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
1,428
Other
198,466
Two or more
92,676
 
Map of Connecticut