10 Largest Cities in Connecticut

The largest city in Connecticut is Bridgeport, with a population of 143,653. Quinebaug is the fastest growing city in Connecticut over the past 10 years, having grown 30.98% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Bridgeport143,653144,864-0.84%8,94316.06
2New Haven130,764129,8160.73%6,99618.69
3Stamford129,302122,7815.31%3,43737.62
4Hartford121,203125,354-3.31%6,97417.38
5Waterbury106,458110,350-3.53%3,73228.52
6Norwalk88,32685,9562.76%3,85922.89
7Danbury84,73281,3084.21%2,02041.95
8New Britain72,30373,251-1.29%5,41413.36
9West Hartford63,06363,268-0.32%2,88821.84
10Bristol59,63960,502-1.43%2,25926.41
11Meriden59,05360,832-2.92%2,48123.80
12West Haven54,07055,570-2.70%5,03010.75
13Milford53,28951,3003.88%2,43321.91
14Stratford52,12051,3841.43%2,98217.48
15East Hartford50,27251,252-1.91%2,79318.00
16Middletown45,91247,654-3.66%1,11941.02
17Shelton41,13139,6083.85%1,34330.63
18Norwich38,14040,541-5.92%1,35928.06
19Trumbull35,97636,018-0.12%1,54823.24
20Torrington33,67636,356-7.37%84739.77
21Naugatuck30,75031,872-3.52%1,88716.30
22Newington30,23430,562-1.07%2,30113.14
23Manchester29,97230,577-1.98%4,6376.46
24East Haven28,74229,257-1.76%2,33812.30
25Westport28,01626,3916.16%1,40419.96
26New London26,55027,612-3.85%4,7235.62
27Wethersfield26,17126,668-1.86%2,12712.30
28North Haven23,72224,093-1.54%1,13820.84
29Darien21,74220,7324.87%1,71812.65
30Ansonia18,45219,275-4.27%3,0666.02
31Wallingford Center18,36018,2090.83%2,5307.26
32Willimantic17,35817,737-2.14%3,9474.40
33Storrs16,35215,3446.57%2,9265.59
34Orange13,93413,956-0.16%81117.18
35Greenwich13,28712,9422.67%3,2314.11
36Windsor Locks12,67112,4981.38%1,4049.02
37Derby12,21312,878-5.16%2,4165.06
38Bethel10,0129,5494.85%2,4484.09
39Conning Towers Nautilus Park9,7858,83410.77%1,9595.00
40Oakville8,7999,047-2.74%2,7123.25
41Groton8,7459,375-6.72%2,8373.08
42Thompsonville8,7018,5771.45%4,2762.04
43Riverside8,6048,4162.23%3,5542.42
44Ridgefield8,2447,6457.84%1,2896.40
45Kensington7,9718,459-5.77%1,5235.23
46Glastonbury Center7,9297,3877.34%1,6694.75
47Southwood Acres7,4737,657-2.40%1,8374.07
48Winsted7,1217,712-7.66%1,5414.62
49Rockville7,1157,474-4.80%4,2081.69
50Cos Cob6,9906,7703.25%3,3672.08
51Old Greenwich6,8446,6113.52%3,4312.00
52Putnam6,6157,214-8.30%2,0523.22
53New Milford6,4656,523-0.89%1,8983.41
54Branford Center6,1635,8195.91%3,2731.88
55Simsbury Center6,1545,8365.45%1,3494.56
56Cheshire Village6,0825,7865.12%1,8053.37
57Portland5,5525,862-5.29%9795.67
58Sherwood Manor5,5135,4101.90%1,7583.14
59Pawcatuck5,3055,624-5.67%1,5553.41
60Terryville5,0305,387-6.63%1,8222.76
61Stafford Springs5,0234,9880.70%7886.38
62Colchester4,7884,7810.15%1,0714.47
63Broad Brook4,6954,06915.38%7925.92
64Hazardville4,6154,5990.35%1,4023.29
65Byram4,5604,1469.99%5,7140.80
66Long Hill4,3694,2053.90%2,8411.54
67Mystic4,2494,2051.05%1,2683.35
68Moosup4,1733,23129.16%1,8072.31
69Heritage Village4,1563,73611.24%1,6932.46
70Pemberwick4,0833,68010.95%6,0130.68
71Danielson4,0144,030-0.40%3,6691.09
72Clinton3,3883,3680.59%1,4072.41
73Old Mystic3,3833,554-4.81%7954.26
74Watertown3,3503,574-6.27%1,5812.12
75Jewett City3,3343,488-4.42%4,7290.70
76Collinsville3,3283,746-11.16%1,0623.13
77Lake Pocotopaug3,1173,436-9.28%9823.17
78Northwest Harwinton3,0113,252-7.41%3478.69
79Waterford3,0082,8874.19%1,5931.89
80East Hampton2,9692,69110.33%1,1652.55
81Niantic2,9353,114-5.75%1,9801.48
82Blue Hills2,9132,9010.41%2,5001.17
83Oxoboxo River2,8253,165-10.74%6604.28
84West Simsbury2,7642,44712.95%6384.33
85Durham2,7522,933-6.17%4406.25
86Weatogue2,7382,776-1.37%9143.00
87Guilford Center2,6892,5973.54%1,2242.20
88Glenville2,5382,3279.07%3,4340.74
89Coventry Lake2,5302,990-15.38%8652.92
90Essex Village2,4802,495-0.60%7043.52
91Deep River Center2,3542,484-5.23%9172.57
92Old Saybrook Center2,2962,03912.60%1,1641.97
93Salmon Brook2,2942,324-1.29%7653.00
94Westbrook Center2,2372,413-7.29%1,3251.69
95Madison Center2,1972,290-4.06%1,0742.04
96Crystal Lake2,1881,94512.49%2807.82
97Poquonock Bridge2,0981,72721.48%1,5631.34
98Bethlehem Village1,9952,021-1.29%2567.79
99Newtown1,9741,9361.96%8572.30
100Somers1,9481,7898.89%9222.11
101Plainfield Village1,9202,557-24.91%1,1251.71
102Plantsville1,6921,8140.93
103Southport1,6611,5854.79%1,9360.86
104Canton Valley1,6511,5804.49%9381.76
105Georgetown1,6301,805-9.70%5672.87
106Thomaston1,5801,910-17.28%1,5131.04
107Chester Center1,5661,5580.51%7852.00
108Woodmont1,5581,4974.07%5,6650.28
109Tariffville1,5291,32415.48%2,5530.60
110East Brooklyn1,5211,638-7.14%8951.70
111North Granby1,4851,944-23.61%1788.34
112Quinebaug1,4841,13330.98%3424.34
113South Windham1,4591,4212.67%4683.12
114Wauregan1,4581,20521.00%1,5810.92
115Noank1,4321,796-20.27%9391.52
116South Woodstock1,4081,2919.06%2695.24
117Moodus1,3911,413-1.56%4812.89
118Higganum1,2851,698-24.32%2614.91
119Baltic1,2371,250-1.04%9941.24
120Suffield Depot1,2271,325-7.40%6231.97
121South Coventry1,2241,483-17.46%3793.23
122Litchfield1,1991,257-4.61%8731.37
123Woodbury Center1,1941,294-7.73%6141.95
124North Grosvenor Dale1,1301,530-26.14%4992.27
125Canaan1,0501,212-13.37%6021.75
126New Hartford Center1,0471,385-24.40%3293.18
127Lakeville1,04092812.07%3303.15
128Terramuggus9561,025-6.73%8321.15
129Mansfield Center939947-0.84%3063.07
130Saybrook Manor9331,052-11.31%1,2090.77
131Gales Ferry8991,162-22.63%1,0260.88
132Stonington868928-6.47%2,5450.34
133New Preston8561,182-27.58%1177.32
134Brooklyn827981-15.70%7501.10
135Wilton Center7887327.65%2,8550.28
136Bantam723758-4.62%7161.01
137Sharon625729-14.27%2092.99
138Norfolk504553-8.86%5420.93
139Groton Long Point503518-2.90%1,1780.43
140Falls Village451538-16.17%2831.59
141Mashantucket247972.55
142Fenwick45434.65%1150.39
143Cannondale8141-94.33%260.31

Top 143 Cities in Connecticut by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Connecticut

Connecticut Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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