The One Minute Geographer: Where are Connecticut’s People?

Population density (2010) in Connecticut showing some of the cities mentioned in this series: S = Stamford, NK = Norwalk, B = Bridgeport, NH = New Haven, NL = New London, D = Danbury, W = Waterbury, H = Hartford, NW = Norwich, T= Torrington. Map from Wikipedia with city initials and yellow lines added by the author.

Connecticut’s population makes it the 29th most populous state; in a way, nothing special. But when you think about it, here’s a tiny state that ranks 48th in area (only Delaware and Rhode Island are smaller) with more people than Utah, Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico and 17 other states!

Obviously, Connecticut must be a densely populated state and it is — it ranks 4th…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.