Higganum, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Higganum, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Higganum Census Designated Place had a population of 1,765 as of July 1, 2016. Higganum ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Higganum is located at latitude 41.4813 and longitude -72.5481 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Higganum Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Higganum Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377826) 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 Higganum Census Designated Place is located within Town of Haddam, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Higganum: Higganum Village, Higganumpus, Hockanum.

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


Total Population 1,765
Population in Households 1,765
Population in Familes 1,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 359
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 736
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 516
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $298,864
Average Home Value $348,376


Median Household Income $79,566
Average Household Income $104,037
Per Capita Income $43,047
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.42%
Households 0.51% 0.32%
Families 0.44% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Higganum, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Higganum 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 # 105 27th
Population Density1 # 130 9th
Diversity Index2 # 132 8th
Median Household Income # 53 63rd
Per Capita Income # 55 62nd

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