This article is the seventh in a 50-state series: it lists the largest cities and towns (hereinafter “cities”) in Connecticut by population size and provides demographic details for each city–total population, population by age group, racial composition of the population, land area, and population density.

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1. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012):** Bridgeport, CT

Located in southwestern Connecticut, Bridgeport is the largest city in the state with an estimated population of 137,304.

Grouped by age, 26.4% of the population is under 18, 11.7% is 18 to 24, 28.8% is 25 to 44, 22.5% is 45 to 64, and 10.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 33.2.

The racial composition of the city is 49.4% White, 34.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 11.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. The population is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 16.0 square miles. The city’s population density is 8,581.50 people per square mile.

2. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012):** Hartford, CT

Located in the northern part of central Connecticut, Hartford is the state’s capital and second largest city with an estimated population of 124,063.

Categorized by age, 27.5% of the population is under 18, 13.4% is 18 to 24, 29.3% is 25 to 44, 20.9% is 45 to 64, and 8.9% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 30.1.

The racial profile of the city is 30.2% White, 37.2% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 26.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. The population is 41.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 17.31 square miles. The city’s population density is 7,167.13 people per square mile.

3. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012):** New Haven, CT

Situated in the central part of southern Connecticut, New Haven is the third largest city in the state with an estimated population of 123,314.

A comparatively large part of the population is college-aged: the city is home to Yale University. Classified by age, 22.8% of the population is under 18, 17.7% is 18 to 24, 32.1% is 25 to 44, 18.3% is 45 to 64, and 9.1% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 29.6.

The racial complexion of the city is 46.3% White, 36.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 10.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. The population is 24.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 18.85 square miles. The city’s population density is 6,541.86 people per square mile.

4. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012):** Stamford, CT

Situated in southwestern Connecticut, Stamford is the fourth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 121,025.

Sorted by age, 21.8% of the population is under 18, 8.2% is 18 to 24, 32.3% is 25 to 44, 25.9% is 45 to 64, and 11.8% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.0.

The racial makeup of the city is 61.9% White, 14.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 7.4% Asian, 14.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. The population is 23.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 37.75 square miles. The city’s population density is 3,205.96 people per square mile.

5. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012):** Waterbury, CT

Located in the southwestern part of central Connecticut, Waterbury is the fifth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 107,141.

Arranged by age, 27.6% of the population is under 18, 8.6% is 18 to 24, 27.6% is 25 to 44, 22.9% is 45 to 64, and 13.3% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 34.8.

The racial mix of the city is 62.9% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 10.5% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. The population is 28.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 28.57 square miles. The city’s population density is 3,750.12 people per square mile.

6. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Norwalk, CT

Located in southwestern Connecticut, Norwalk is the sixth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 83,800.

Grouped by age, 22.2% of the population is under 18, 7.1% is 18 to 24, 30.6% is 25 to 44, 27.6% is 45 to 64, and 12.5% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 38.5.

The racial composition of the city is 74.1% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.0% Asian, 7.0% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. The population is 23.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 22.81 square miles. The city’s population density is 3,673.83 people per square mile.

7. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Danbury, CT

Situated in southwestern Connecticut, Danbury is the seventh largest city in the state with an estimated population of 79,748.

Classified by age, 22.3% of the population is under 18, 9.4% is 18 to 24, 30.6% is 25 to 44, 26.8% is 45 to 64, and 10.9% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.4.

The racial complexion of the city is 79.6% White, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 6.1% Asian, 5.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. The population is 21.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 42.11 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,893.80 people per square mile.

8. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** New Britain, CT

Located in central Connecticut, New Britain is the eighth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 70,543.

Categorized by age, 21.5% of the population is under 18, 13.6% is 18 to 24, 27.4% is 25 to 44, 23.5% is 45 to 64, and 14.0% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 34.2.

The racial profile of the city is 76.0% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.9% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. The population is 30.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 13.34 square miles. The city’s population density is 5,288.08 people per square mile.

9. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Greenwich, CT

Situated in southwestern Connecticut, Greenwich is the ninth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 61,672.

Classified by age, 26.7% of the population is under 18, 5.2% is 18 to 24, 21.6% is 25 to 44, 29.6% is 45 to 64, and 16.9% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 43.2.

The racial complexion of the city is 86.0% White, 2.3% Black or African American, 7.2% Asian, 3.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. The population is 8.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 47.83 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,289.40 people per square mile.

10. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Bristol, CT

Located in the western part of central Connecticut, Bristol is the tenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 60,885.

Sorted by age, 21.5% of the population is under 18, 8.3% is 18 to 24, 29.1% is 25 to 44, 26.7% is 45 to 64, and 14.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 39.6.

The racial makeup of the city is 86.9% White, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 5.3% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. The population is 8.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 26.51 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,296.68 people per square mile.

11. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** West Hartford, CT

Situated in central Connecticut, West Hartford is the eleventh largest city in the state with an estimated population of 60,586.

Arranged by age, 22.8% of the population is under 18, 9.1% is 18 to 24, 23.4% is 25 to 44, 27.6% is 45 to 64, and 17.1% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.8.

The racial mix of the city is 82.6% White, 5.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 6.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. The population is 9.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 21.98 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,756.41 people per square mile.

12. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Meriden, CT

Located in central Connecticut, Meriden is the twelfth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 59,100.

Categorized by age, 23.6% of the population is under 18, 8.1% is 18 to 24, 28.7% is 25 to 44, 26.7% is 45 to 64, and 12.9% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.9.

The racial profile of the city is 71.3% White, 7.4% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 16.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. The population is 25.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 23.75 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,488.42 people per square mile.

13. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Hamden, CT

Situated in southwestern Connecticut, Hamden is the thirteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 57,863.

Sorted by age, 20.1% of the population is under 18, 12.3% is 18 to 24, 24.7% is 25 to 44, 25.9% is 45 to 64, and 17.0% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 40.

The racial makeup of the city is 68.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. The population is 6.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 32.78 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,765.19 people per square mile.

14. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Fairfield, CT

Located in southwestern Connecticut, Fairfield is the fourteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 57,229.

Grouped by age, 25.1% of the population is under 18, 14.7% is 18 to 24, 20.8% is 25 to 44, 25.8% is 45 to 64, and 13.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.9.

The racial composition of the city is 92.7% White, 1.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. The population is 4.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 30.03 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,905.73 people per square mile.

15. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Manchester, CT

Located in central Connecticut, Manchester is the fifteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 55,740.

Arranged by age, 20.8% of the population is under 18, 9.3% is 18 to 24, 29.7% is 25 to 44, 27.5% is 45 to 64, and 12.7% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 38.0.

The racial mix of the city is 73.6% White, 11.0% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 4.9% Asian, 7.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. The population is 10.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 27.26 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,044.75 people per square mile.

16. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Milford, CT

Located in southwestern Connecticut, Milford is the sixteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 53,809.

Grouped by age, 21.6% of the population is under 18, 6.3% is 18 to 24, 29.1% is 25 to 44, 28.7% is 45 to 64, and 14.3% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 40.6.

The racial composition of the city is 92.0% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. The population is 5.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 22.56 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,385.15 people per square mile.

17. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** West Haven, CT

Situated in southwestern Connecticut, West Haven is the seventeenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 52,801.

Classified by age, 21.9% of the population is under 18, 10.6% is 18 to 24, 27.9% is 25 to 44, 27.3% is 45 to 64, and 12.3% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 38.6.

The racial complexion of the city is 72.7% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. The population is 12.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 10.84 square miles. The city’s population density is 4,870.94 people per square mile.

18. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Stratford, CT

Located in southwestern Connecticut, Stratford is the eighteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 48,818.

Categorized by age, 21.6% of the population is under 18, 8.4% is 18 to 24, 25.5% is 25 to 44, 28.1% is 45 to 64, and 16.4% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 41.8.

The racial profile of the city is 79.3% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 4.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. The population is 14.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 17.59 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,775.33 people per square mile.

19. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** East Hartford, CT

Situated in central Connecticut, East Hartford is the nineteenth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 48,587.

Arranged by age, 24.1% of the population is under 18, 8.8% is 18 to 24, 28.0% is 25 to 44, 25.6% is 45 to 64, and 13.5% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 37.7.

The racial mix of the city is 53.2% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 17.8% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. The population is 24.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 18.02 square miles. The city’s population density is 2,696.28 people per square mile.

20. **Largest Cities in Connecticut (2012)****:** Middletown, CT

Located in central Connecticut, Middletown is the twentieth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 48,037.

Sorted by age, 20.0% of the population is under 18, 14.0% is 18 to 24, 30.8% is 25 to 44, 23.6% is 45 to 64, and 11.6% is 65 or older. The median age of the population is 34.9.

The racial makeup of the city is 77.3% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. The population is 4.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The land area of the city is 40.9 square miles. The city’s population density is 1,174.50 people per square mile.

Source(s):

” American Community Survey ,” U.S. Census Bureau

” American Fact Finder ,” U.S. Census Bureau

“Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000,” U.S. Census Bureau