Torrington, CT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
185,765
0.319% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.1
5.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.54%
9.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$89,394
5.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$303,700
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
96,212
0.238% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Torrington, CT had a population of 186k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $89,394. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Torrington, CT grew from 185,175 to 185,765, a 0.319% increase and its median household income grew from $84,797 to $89,394, a 5.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Torrington, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.11%).

None of the households in Torrington, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Torrington, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Torrington, CT are Northwestern Connecticut Community College (182 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Torrington, CT was $303,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.5%.

Most people in Torrington, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Torrington, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Torrington, CT is home to a population of 186k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.53% of Torrington, CT residents were born outside of the country (17.7k people).

In 2022, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (147k people) in Torrington, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.8k White (Hispanic) and 7.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Torrington, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Torrington, CT was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Torrington, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    147k ± 1.69k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.8k ± 1.46k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.13k ± 1.04k
10.4%
Hispanic Population
19.3k people

In 2022, there were 16.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (147k people) in Torrington, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.8k White (Hispanic) and 7.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Torrington, CT are hispanic (19.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Torrington, CT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.7k people
7.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14k people

As of 2022, 9.53% of Torrington, CT residents (17.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Torrington, CT was 7.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,787 ± 401
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,165 ± 331
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    772 ± 170

Torrington, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Torrington, CT employs 96.2k people. The largest industries in Torrington, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,843 people), Manufacturing (11,159 people), and Retail Trade (10,830 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,589), and Public Administration ($89,260).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

96.2k
2022 Value
± 2,476
−0.238%
1 Year decline
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Torrington, CT declined at a rate of −0.238%, from 96.4k employees to 96.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Torrington, CT, are Management Occupations (12,148 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,772 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Torrington, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

96.2k
2022 Value
± 2,476
−0.238%
1 Year decline
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Torrington, CT declined at a rate of −0.238%, from 96.4k employees to 96.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Torrington, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,843 people), Manufacturing (11,159 people), and Retail Trade (10,830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Torrington, CT, though some of these residents may live in Torrington, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,258
Median earning men ± $2,059
$44,924
Median earning women ± $1,673

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($107,852), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,979), and Information ($79,297).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,333), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,344), and Manufacturing ($55,918).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,902
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,533
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,255
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Torrington, CT awarded 182 degrees. The student population of Torrington, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 411 male students and 738 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Torrington, CT are White (144 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 12.8%), Black or African American (5 and 2.78%), and Asian (4 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Torrington, CT by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Connecticut Community College (182 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Torrington, CT are Registered Nursing (26 and 14.3%), General Studies (20 and 11%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (19 and 10.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,149 students enrolled in Torrington, CT, 35.8% men and 64.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 804 records, of which 63.9% were women and 36.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Torrington, CT was Registered Nursing with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Torrington, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
182 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Connecticut Community College with 182 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 54 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Torrington, CT, which is 0.422 times less than the 128 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 144 degrees mean that there were 6.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,176) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($596) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Torrington, CT was $303,700 in 2022, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $270,000 to $303,700, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Torrington, CT is 75.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Torrington, CT have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Torrington, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$303,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,071
$57,082
Median Property Taxes
±$1,557

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Torrington, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Torrington, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.5% of the housing units in Torrington, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the counties in Torrington, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,394
Median Household Income
± $1,978
75.6k
Number of Households
± 2,194

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.6k households in Torrington, CT grew to $89,394 from the previous year's value of $84,797.

The following chart displays the households in Torrington, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Torrington, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (6.79%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Torrington, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (6.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Torrington, CT have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.7% of the workforce in Torrington, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Torrington, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Torrington, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Torrington, CT (15.7k out of 183k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Torrington, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96% of the population of Torrington, CT has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.805% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see 1174 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.761% decrease from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 228 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,174 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Connecticut

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,174 patients per year. This represents a 0.761% decrease from the previous year (1,183 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Connecticut in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.02%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.805%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Torrington, CT grew by 10.1% from 3.65% to 4.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Torrington, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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