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Torrington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Torrington had a population of 35,352 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Torrington is located at latitude 41.8341 and longitude -73.1314 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Torrington (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Litchfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 548 feet.

The City of Torrington (GNIS ID: 2378293) 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 Torrington is located within Town of Torrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Litchfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Torrington 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 Torrington: Mast Swamp, New Orleans Village, Spruce Swamp, Wolcottville.

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


Total Population 35,352
Daytime Population: Workers 16,404
Daytime Population: Residents 17,532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,936
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 34,548
Population in Familes 26,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 804
Population Density2 889
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $51,040
Average Household Income $65,369
Per Capita Income $27,893


Total Housing Units 16,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,403 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,353 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,229 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $181,216
Average Home Value $201,486


Total Households 14,756
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 8,928
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 -0.4% -0.53%
Households -0.45% -0.58%
Families -0.53% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Torrington, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torrington 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 # 20 87th
Population Density # 103 28th
Diversity Index # 43 70th
Median Household Income # 123 14th
Per Capita Income # 116 19th

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