Higganum, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Higganum, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Higganum Census Designated Place had a population of 1,735 as of July 1, 2017. Higganum ranks in the lower 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 Higganum is located at latitude 41.4813 and longitude -72.5481 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Higganum Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Higganum Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377826) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Higganum Census Designated Place is located within Town of Haddam, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Higganum 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 Higganum: Higganum Village, Higganumpus, Hockanum.

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


Total Population 1,735
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 591
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 906
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 1,735
Population in Familes 1,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 353
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $82,853
Average Household Income $108,170
Per Capita Income $44,666


Total Housing Units 763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $295,608
Average Home Value $344,174


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 506
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 0.3% 0.16%
Households 0.15% 0.03%
Families 0.11% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Higganum, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Higganum 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 # 105 27th
Population Density # 130 9th
Diversity Index # 132 8th
Median Household Income # 49 66th
Per Capita Income # 52 64th

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