Population of Cities in Connecticut (2020)

Connecticut falls within the lower half of the states when it comes to population, ranking in as the 29th most populated with a population of over 3 million. The most populated city in Connecticut is Bridgeport, which has a population of just over 147,000 residents. Along with Bridgeport, the state has a total of five cities with populations that exceed 100,000. An additional 14 cities have populations of at least 10,000. The capital city, Hartford, is the state’s 4th most populous, with over 124,000 residents.

There are 21 cities in total throughout Connecticut, and there are 169 towns that are spread across eight counties. The towns in Connecticut by law are allowed to choose their own government structures. Towns can also adopt city-forms of government without having to go through the process of reincorporation. Two counties in Connecticut do not have any cities. There are 19 city-towns in the state, and just one consolidated borough-town. The earliest town is Windsor, which was established in 1633, while the most recent, West Haven, was established in 1921. The least populated town in the state is Union, which had a population of 854 according to data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

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Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
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10,000 to 100,000

Connecticut has 0 cities with more than a million people, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 15 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Connecticut is Bridgeport, with a population of 142,474 people.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and is the 5th largest in New England.

142,474

Stamford

Four Fortune 500 companies are located in this Connecticut city.

131,216

New Haven

Connecticut's second largest city was founded in 1638.

129,694

Hartford

Insurance is Hartford's main industry, giving it its nickanme the Insurance Capital of the World.

121,365

Waterbury

Waterbury is the 9th largest city in New England and one of the biggest cities in the New York metro area.

106,748

Norwalk

This city is located along the northern coast of the Long Island Sound.

89,104

Danbury

Danbury's role in the hat industry has earned it the name, Hat City.

87,260

New Britain

This city's large Polish population has earned it the nickname New Britski.

71,448

Bristol

The oldest theme park in the country, Lake Compounce, is located in Bristol.

59,400

Meriden

Meriden marks the halfway point between Hartford and New Haven.

58,548

Name 2020 Population Location
Bridgeport142,474Map
Stamford131,216Map
New Haven129,694Map
Hartford121,365Map
Waterbury106,748Map
Norwalk89,104Map
Danbury87,260Map
New Britain71,448Map
Bristol59,400Map
Meriden58,548Map
Milford53,928Map
West Haven53,718Map
Middletown46,463Map
Shelton41,904Map
Norwich38,830Map
Torrington33,788Map
Naugatuck30,960Map
New London26,783Map
Ansonia18,369Map
Derby12,427Map
Groton8,990Map
Danielson3,903Map
Jewett City3,343Map
Newtown1,929Map
Woodmont1,557Map
Litchfield1,189Map
Stonington885Map
Bantam720Map
Groton Long Point499Map
Fenwick47Map