Storrs, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Storrs, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Storrs Census Designated Place had a population of 15,569 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.8054 and longitude -72.2569 in Tolland County. The formal boundaries for the Storrs Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2377867) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Storrs 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 Storrs: Storrsville.

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


Total Population 15,569
Daytime Population: Workers 4,321
Daytime Population: Residents 8,458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,779
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 3,856
Population in Familes 1,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,713
Population Density2 2,786
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $32,616
Average Household Income $56,367
Per Capita Income $16,790


Total Housing Units 2,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 668 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,171 (56.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $228,237
Average Home Value $265,172


Total Households 1,839
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.2% 0.32%
Households 2.2% 1.35%
Families 3.35% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Storrs, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Storrs 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 # 33 77th
Population Density # 30 80th
Diversity Index # 35 76th
Median Household Income # 141 1st
Per Capita Income # 142 1st

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