New Britain, Connecticut Population 2021

72,303
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New Britain is a city located in Hartford County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 72,303, it is the 8th largest city in Connecticut and the 507th largest city in the United States . New Britain is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually and its population has decreased by -1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,206 in 2010. New Britain reached it's highest population of 83,441 in 1970. Spanning over 13 miles, New Britain has a population density of 5,414 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Britain is $60,930 with a poverty rate of 21.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,025 per month, and the median house value is $160,800. The median age in New Britain is 33.8 years, 32.2 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

New Britain Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Britain was:

  • White: 69.74%
  • Black or African American: 12.83%
  • Other race: 9.89%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of New Britain, Connecticut is 72,303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,591.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 73,206.

New Britain, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,74669.74%
Black or African American9,33712.83%
Some Other Race7,1979.89%
Two or More Races3,3294.57%
Asian2,0382.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native1200.16%
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New Britain Population by Race

New Britain Population Pyramid $2021

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New Britain Median Age

33.8


Total

32.2


Male

35.4


Female

New Britain Adults

There are 55,781 adults, (9,559 of whom are seniors) in New Britain.

New Britain Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

New Britain Sex Ratio

Female

37,176

51.09%

Male

35,591

48.91%

New Britain Population by Age

New Britain Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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New Britain Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.6%38.4%
All40.1%59.9%
Male33.5%66.5%
Non Family31.5%68.5%
Female26.9%73.1%

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Britain Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,2322.4840.1
Non Family11,4031.2631.5
Married8,8303.2461.6
Female6,1743.4426.9
Male1,8253.1633.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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New Britain Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0218.56%
9th to 12th Grade5,09310.84%
High School Graduate17,08636.35%
Some College7,92216.85%
Associates Degree3,5497.55%
Bachelors Degree6,10112.98%
Graduate Degree3,2296.87%
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New Britain Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Britain Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,95820,1255,889
Hispanic16,99611,4871,587
Black5,5844,9101,028
Other Race4,2102,744544
Asian1,3391,243743
2+ Races1,236977270
Native American484821

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.49%.

New Britain Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,358$42,744$33,348
Less Than 9th Grade$23,627$28,581$21,723
High School Graduate$35,548$38,827$33,108
Some College$39,457$46,335$32,712
Bachelors Degree$49,057$51,974$46,238
Graduate Degree$63,373$64,432$63,095

$37,358

Average Earnings

$42,744

Average Male

$33,348

Average Female

New Britain Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Britain Language by Age

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New Britain Language

50.34% of New Britain residents speak only English, while 49.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.38% of the population.

New Britain Language

New Britain Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic31,27810,19432.59%
White27,3723,03511.09%
Other7,0472,11530.01%
Black8,8321,22913.92%
Multiple3,25498230.18%
Asian1,9911939.69%
Native1205747.50%

21.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.83%

Male Poverty Rate

23.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Britain

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Britain is Native, with 47.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Britain is Asian, with 9.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.01%.

New Britain Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.04%
High School18.11%
Some College11.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

New Britain Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.50%
Male Unemployed23.79%
Female Employed9.59%
Male Employed6.68%

New Britain Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Britain Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,499$60,930
Families$53,648$69,072
Married Families$79,508$88,679
Non Families$32,802$44,223
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Income by Household Type

New Britain Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

New Britain Married by Age and Sex

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New Britain Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

New Britain Marital Status by Race

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New Britain Marital Status

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1,844

Number of Veterans

1,733

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam569
Second Gulf War380
Korea312
First Gulf War206
World War II108

New Britain Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+563
65 to 74482
35 to 54345
55 to 64258
18 to 34196

New Britain Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5553.87%
Hispanic1660.80%
Black1492.11%
Other Race951.83%
2+ Races452.64%

New Britain Veterans by Race

New Britain Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Britain Veterans by Education

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62.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

New Britain Employment by Age

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New Britain Employment by Race

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New Britain Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.67%

Born in New Britain

80.71%

Native Born

19.29%

Foreign Born

9.51%

Non Citizen

9.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.71% of New Britain residents were born in the United States, with 53.67% having been born in Connecticut. 9.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

New Britain Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,303-96-0.13%
202072,399-96-0.13%
201972,495-96-0.13%
201872,591-35-0.05%
201772,626-190-0.26%
201672,816-397-0.54%
201573,2131650.23%
201473,048-2-0.00%
201373,050-171-0.23%
201273,221-53-0.07%
201173,274230.03%
201073,2511,7130.24%
200071,538-3,953-0.54%
199075,4911,6510.22%
198073,840-9,601-1.21%
197083,4411,2400.15%
196082,2018,4751.09%
195073,7265,0410.71%
194068,6855570.08%
193068,1288,8121.39%
192059,31615,4003.05%
191043,91617,9185.38%
190025,9989,4794.64%
189016,5194,7193.42%
188011,8003,7983.96%
18708,0020.00%

New Britain Population by Year