Connecticut Population 2018
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 took that number to 3,590,886, which makes Connecticut the 29th largest state in the United States.
Over the past couple years, Connecticut has actually started to decline in population, currently losing .11% of its population per year. This makes the state one of just 7 that is declining in 2016.
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 its surface area. The terrain is very flat, and very few areas of the state are inhospitable. As a result, there are an impressive 738.1 people for every square mile (285 per square kilometer), and this ranks Connecticut at 4th place in terms of population density.
Connecticut Population History
Connecticut was one of the 13 original States. Apart from claims to territory in the West, relinquished by 1800, its boundaries have remained substantially unchanged; small cessions to Massachusetts were made shortly after 1800.
Census coverage included all of Connecticut from 1790 on.