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The Storrs CDP(1) had a population of 15,976 as of July 1, 2022. Storrs ranks in the upper 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 Storrs is located at latitude 41.8084 and longitude -72.2495 in Tolland County. The formal boundaries for the Storrs Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Tolland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Storrs Census Designated Place 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 Storrs Census Designated Place is located within Town of Mansfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tolland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Storrs: Storrsville.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Storrs, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 15,976 (100%)
Population in Households 4,669 (29.2%)
Population in Families 2,229 (14.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11,307 (70.8%)
Population Density 2,143
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $36,691
Average Household Income $83,748
% of Income for Mortgage4 39%
Per Capita Income $13,825
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 749 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,413 (56.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $274,178
Average Home Value $301,636
Housing Affordability Index3 55


Total Households 2,162
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 900
Average Family Size 2.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.01% -0.06%
Households -0.20% -0.06%
Families   -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.60%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
Owner Occupied HU   0.74%

Storrs, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Storrs to the other 215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 29 87th
Population Density # 55 75th
Median Household Income # 212 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 18 8th
Per Capita Income # 213 1st
Diversity Index # 37 84th

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