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Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place had a population of 3,490 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.5984 and longitude -72.5104 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Pocotopaug Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Pocotopaug: Pocotopaug Lake.

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Lake Pocotopaug, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lake Pocotopaug, CT Housing Affordability Index is 139
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

Lake Pocotopaug, CT Wealth Index is 144
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 3,490
Population in Households 3,490
Population in Families 2,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,100
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,744
Average Household Income $106,770
Per Capita Income $46,721
Wealth Index3 144

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,148 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 387 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $252,373
Housing Affordability Index2 139
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,536
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 934
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.17% 0.02%
Households 0.15% -0.04%
Families 0.19% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Lake Pocotopaug, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Pocotopaug 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 # 74 49th
Population Density # 92 36th
Diversity Index # 128 11th
Median Household Income # 72 50th
Per Capita Income # 53 64th

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