Lake Pocotopaug, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place had a population of 3,171 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Pocotopaug ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lake Pocotopaug is located at latitude 41.5957 and longitude -72.5129 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377828) 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 Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Hampton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Pocotopaug 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 Lake Pocotopaug: Pocotopaug Lake.

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


Total Population 3,171
Population in Households 3,171
Population in Familes 2,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 999
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,066 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 323 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 375 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $248,950
Average Home Value $261,854


Median Household Income $84,314
Average Household Income $110,889
Per Capita Income $48,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.28% -0.83%
Households -1.39% -0.88%
Families -1.35% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Lake Pocotopaug, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Pocotopaug 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 # 80 44th
Population Density1 # 96 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 128 11th
Median Household Income # 38 74th
Per Capita Income # 37 75th

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