List of municipalities of Connecticut by population Article

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Business district in downtown Hartford
The Stamford Skyline
Bristol's main library
Milford's town hall

This is a list of municipalities in Connecticut in order of population from greatest to least. Connecticut's fundamental form of local government is the New England town. The state is composed of 169 towns. Nineteen of these towns are chartered as cities, in addition to one borough. These nineteen cities and one borough all share the same border with their namesake towns and have a merged city–town government. In addition, there are two cities and eight boroughs which constitute only a section of the towns in which they are situated. [1] [2] Since their populations are already included in the census figures of their parent towns, the non-coterminous cities and boroughs, while listed for comparison purposes, are not given a ranking in the population roll. The list includes all current municipalities that are chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly and does not include former cities such as Willimantic. Figures are based on the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates [3] except where otherwise noted. The top seven cities are listed according to 2010 census data.

List

2015 rank City 2015 estimate [4] 2010 Census [5] Change County Notes
1 Bridgeport 147,629 144,229 +2.36% Fairfield coterminous city/town
2 New Haven 130,322 129,779 +0.42% New Haven
3 Stamford 128,874 122,643 +5.08% Fairfield
4 Hartford 124,006 124,775 −0.62% Hartford
5 Waterbury 108,802 110,366 −1.42% New Haven
6 Norwalk 88,485 85,603 +3.37% Fairfield
7 Danbury 84,657 80,893 +4.65%
8 New Britain 72,808 73,206 −0.54% Hartford
9 West Hartford 63,324 63,268 +0.09% town
10 Greenwich 62,610 61,171 +2.35% Fairfield
11 Hamden 61,422 60,960 +0.76% New Haven
12 Fairfield 61,347 59,404 +3.27% Fairfield
13 Bristol 60,452 60,477 −0.04% Hartford coterminous city/town
14 Meriden 59,988 60,868 −1.45% New Haven
15 Manchester 58,106 58,241 −0.23% Hartford town
16 West Haven 54,927 55,564 −1.15% New Haven coterminous city/town
17 Stratford 52,734 51,384 +2.63% Fairfield town
18 Milford 52,087 52,759 −1.27% New Haven coterminous city/town
19 East Hartford 51,211 51,252 −0.08% Hartford town
20 Middletown 46,756 47,648 −1.87% Middlesex coterminous city/town
21 Wallingford 45,074 45,135 −0.14% New Haven town
22 Enfield 44,626 44,654 −0.06% Hartford
23 Southington 43,815 43,069 +1.73%
24 Shelton 41,296 39,559 +4.39% Fairfield coterminous city/town
25 Groton 39,177 40,115 −2.34% New London town
3 smallest municipalities
187 Union 846 854 −0.94% Tolland town
186 Bantam 735 759 −3.16% Litchfield borough within the town of Litchfield
188 Fenwick 43 43 0.00% Middlesex borough within the town of Old Saybrook

See also

References

  1. ^ "CT.gov: About Connecticut". Retrieved 2005-12-18.
  2. ^ Connecticut's Boroughs and Cities Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Connecticut State Library. Accessed 20 January 2007.
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau - Subcounty population estimates for Connecticut (2008)
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 29 October 2012.