New London, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New London, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of New London had a population of 28,339 as of July 1, 2016. New London ranks in the upper 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 New London is located at latitude 41.333 and longitude -72.0962 in New London County. The formal boundaries for the City of New London (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.62 sq. miles and a water area of 4.99 sq. miles. New London County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of New London (GNIS ID: 2378286) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New London is located within Town of New London, a minor civil division (MCD) of New London County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New London 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 New London: Mameeg, New-London, Pequot Plantation, Pequot Town.

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


Total Population 28,339
Population in Households 24,635
Population in Familes 17,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,704
Population Density1 5,042
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 10,656
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,653 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,003 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,504 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $189,388
Average Home Value $229,785


Median Household Income $43,053
Average Household Income $58,623
Per Capita Income $24,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.35%
Households 0.43% 0.37%
Families 0.25% 0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.55%
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.

New London, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New London 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 # 25 83rd
Population Density1 # 10 94th
Diversity Index2 # 8 95th
Median Household Income # 130 9th
Per Capita Income # 128 11th

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