Litchfield County CT Information


Litchfield County Subdivisions

Litchfield County CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 185,679 (100%)
Population in Households 183,205 (98.7%)
Population in Families 148,871 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,474 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 202
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $77,676
Average Household Income $100,281
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $40,912
Wealth Index5 130


Total HU (Housing Units) 89,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,264 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,450 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,495 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $259,274
Average Home Value $338,631
Housing Affordability Index3 138


Total Households 75,714
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 50,393
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.22% -0.45%
Households -0.12% -0.4%
Families -0.22% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.32%


Litchfield County CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Litchfield County to the other 8 counties and county equivalents in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 5 50th
Population Density # 8 13th
Median Household Income # 4 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 5 63rd
Per Capita Income # 5 50th
Diversity Index # 8 13th

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