Stonington, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stonington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Borough of Stonington had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2016. Stonington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Stonington is located at latitude 41.3348 and longitude -71.8995 in New London County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Stonington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. New London County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Borough of Stonington (GNIS ID: 2378292) 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 Borough of Stonington is located within Town of Stonington, a minor civil division (MCD) of New London County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stonington 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 Stonington: Mistick, Pawcatuck, Southertown, Stonington Village.

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


Total Population 897
Population in Households 897
Population in Familes 577
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,567
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (34.8%)
Median Home Value $737,500
Average Home Value $778,825


Median Household Income $70,711
Average Household Income $123,943
Per Capita Income $71,022
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.22%
Households -0.52% -0.27%
Families -0.75% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Stonington, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stonington 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 # 133 7th
Population Density1 # 36 75th
Diversity Index2 # 135 6th
Median Household Income # 68 53rd
Per Capita Income # 13 92nd

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