Southwood Acres, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Southwood Acres, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Southwood Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 7,654 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Southwood Acres is located at latitude 41.961 and longitude -72.5719 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the Southwood Acres Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Southwood Acres Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377864) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Southwood Acres Census Designated Place is located within Town of Enfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southwood Acres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Southwood Acres, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,654
Population in Households 7,652
Population in Familes 6,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,881
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,991
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,520 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 471 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $193,082
Average Home Value $210,478


Median Household Income $69,800
Average Household Income $84,901
Per Capita Income $34,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.08%
Households -0.04% 0.03%
Families -0.9% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Southwood Acres, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southwood Acres to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 68th
Population Density1 # 55 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 98 32nd
Median Household Income # 72 50th
Per Capita Income # 88 39th

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