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Torrington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Torrington had a population of 35,222 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Torrington is located at latitude 41.8007 and longitude -73.1212 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Torrington 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.

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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,222 (100%)
Population in Households 34,483 (97.9%)
Population in Families 26,298 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 739 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 886
Diversity Index2 47
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,968
Average Household Income $73,105
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $30,817
Wealth Index5 72
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 16,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,731 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,101 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,139 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $160,010
Average Home Value $180,395
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,832
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 8,924
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.32% -0.52%
Households -0.27% -0.5%
Families -0.38% -0.58%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%

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Torrington, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torrington to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 20 87th
Population Density # 105 27th
Median Household Income # 111 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 79 55th
Per Capita Income # 112 22nd
Diversity Index # 41 72nd

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