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Torrington, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Torrington had a population of 35,153 as of July 1, 2019.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Torrington, CT Housing Affordability Index is 131
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Torrington, CT Wealth Index is 75
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 35,153 (100%)
Population in Households 34,395 (97.8%)
Population in Families 26,235 (74.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 758 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 884
Diversity Index2 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,294
Average Household Income $74,063
Per Capita Income $31,032
Wealth Index4 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,462 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,252 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,730 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $161,906
Housing Affordability Index3 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,714
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 8,857
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.37% -0.53%
Households -0.38% -0.55%
Families -0.5% -0.64%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2019 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
Diversity Index # 42 72nd
Median Household Income # 109 24th
Per Capita Income # 111 23rd

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