Connecticut Population 2016
With the last US Census being carried out in 2010, the Connecticut population in 2016 can only be estimated. However, taking a look at natural growth figures for the past few years can lead to fairly accurate predictions for the state's current population. As of 2016, it is estimated that the population of Connecticut has exceeded 3.5 million.
The last confirmed population data for Connecticut was recorded during the 2010 Census, which revealed that the state had a total population of 3,574,097. The latest Census Bureau estimate -- taken in July 2015 -- took that figure to 3,590,886, which would make Connecticut the 29th largest state in the United States in terms of population.
Connecticut is one of the slower growing states in terms of population, at just 0.23% per year.
Connecticut Population Density and Demographics
The population density of Connecticut makes for some very interesting reading. Connecticut has a very small land mass -- just 5,543 square miles (14,357 square kilometers) making this only the 48th largest state in the Union by size.
However, Connecticut crams a significant number of citizens into every inch of its land. The terrain is very flat, and very few areas of the state are inhospitable to habitation. As a result, there is an impressive 738.1 people for every square mile (285 per square kilometer), and this ranks Connecticut at 4th place in the country in terms of population density.