Population of Cities in Connecticut (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
14
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 14 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Connecticut is Bridgeport, with a population of 145,936 people.

Bridgeport

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

145,936

New Haven

Connecticut's second largest city was founded in 1638.

129,934

Stamford

Four Fortune 500 companies are located in this Connecticut city.

129,113

Hartford

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

123,243

Waterbury

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

108,272

Norwalk

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

88,438

Danbury

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

84,992

New Britain

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

72,558

Bristol

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

60,147

Meriden

Meriden marks the halfway point between Hartford and New Haven.

59,622

Name 2017 Population
Bridgeport145,936
New Haven129,934
Stamford129,113
Hartford123,243
Waterbury108,272
Norwalk88,438
Danbury84,992
New Britain72,558
Bristol60,147
Meriden59,622
West Haven54,516
Middletown46,544
Shelton41,334
Norwich39,556
Torrington34,646
Naugatuck31,392
New London26,984
Ansonia18,732
Derby12,631
Groton9,134
Danielson3,963
Jewett City3,406
Newtown1,953
Litchfield1,213
Stonington900
Bantam732