Lake Pocotopaug, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place had a population of 3,432 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Pocotopaug ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lake Pocotopaug is located at latitude 41.5957 and longitude -72.5129 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.8 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377828) 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 Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Hampton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Pocotopaug 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 Lake Pocotopaug: Pocotopaug Lake.

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


Total Population 3,432
Daytime Population: Workers 697
Daytime Population: Residents 1,489
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,186
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 3,432
Population in Familes 2,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,081
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $89,653
Average Household Income $116,397
Per Capita Income $50,503


Total Housing Units 1,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,150 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $254,787
Average Home Value $270,148


Total Households 1,498
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 914
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 -0.02% -0.07%
Households -0.16% -0.19%
Families -0.06% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Lake Pocotopaug, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Pocotopaug 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 # 74 49th
Population Density # 90 37th
Diversity Index # 125 13th
Median Household Income # 35 76th
Per Capita Income # 33 77th

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