Population of Cities in Connecticut (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
15
10,000 to 100,000

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.

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

New Haven

Connecticut's second largest city was founded in 1638.

129,694

Stamford

Four Fortune 500 companies are located in this Connecticut city.

131,216

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 2019 Population
Bridgeport142,474
Stamford131,216
New Haven129,694
Hartford121,365
Waterbury106,748
Norwalk89,104
Danbury87,260
New Britain71,448
Bristol59,400
Meriden58,548
Milford53,928
West Haven53,718
Middletown46,463
Shelton41,904
Norwich38,830
Torrington33,788
Naugatuck30,960
New London26,783
Ansonia18,369
Derby12,427
Groton8,990
Danielson3,903
Jewett City3,343
Newtown1,929
Woodmont1,557
Litchfield1,189
Stonington885
Bantam720
Groton Long Point499
Fenwick47