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New Britain, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of New Britain is the 8th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 74,539 as of July 1, 2017. New Britain 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 Britain is located at latitude 41.6766 and longitude -72.7862 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Britain (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of New Britain (GNIS ID: 2378284) 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 Britain is located within Town of New Britain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Britain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Britain: Hardware City, Quebec, Quebek.

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New Britain, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 74,539
Daytime Population: Workers 25,283
Daytime Population: Residents 39,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 71,498
Population in Familes 53,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,041
Population Density2 5,582
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $41,013
Average Household Income $56,308
Per Capita Income $22,083


Total Housing Units 31,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,134 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,269 (54.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,331 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $175,012
Average Home Value $185,112


Total Households 28,403
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 16,881
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.26%
Households 0.12% 0.18%
Families 0.01% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

New Britain, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Britain to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 8 95th
Population Density # 6 96th
Diversity Index # 5 97th
Median Household Income # 137 4th
Per Capita Income # 138 4th

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