New London, Connecticut Population 2021

26,550
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New London is a city located in New London County Connecticut. It is also the county seat of New London County. With a 2020 population of 26,550, it is the 18th largest city in Connecticut and the 1457th largest city in the United States . New London is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -3.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,620 in 2010. New London reached it's highest population of 34,182 in 1960. Spanning over 11 miles, New London has a population density of 4,723 people per square mile.

The average household income in New London is $62,493 with a poverty rate of 24.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $987 per month, and the median house value is $181,900. The median age in New London is 31.6 years, 29.2 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

New London Demographics

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

  • White: 57.38%
  • Other race: 16.42%
  • Black or African American: 15.05%
  • Two or more races: 8.52%
  • Asian: 2.39%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of New London, Connecticut is 26,550 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,012.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,620.

New London, Connecticut Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021263,048-1,079-0.41%
2020264,127-1,079-0.41%
2019265,206-1,079-0.41%
2018266,285-1,134-0.43%
2017267,419-984-0.37%
2016268,403-1,233-0.46%
2015269,636-1,826-0.68%
2014271,462-1,514-0.56%
2013272,976-1,115-0.41%
2012274,0911,0540.38%
2011273,037-967-0.35%
2010274,0040.00%

New London Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,47257.38%
Some Other Race4,42716.42%
Black or African American4,05815.05%
Two or More Races2,2978.52%
Asian6452.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.10%
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New London Population by Race

New London Population Pyramid $2021

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New London Median Age

31.6


Total

29.2


Male

35.4


Female

New London Adults

There are 21,801 adults, (2,989 of whom are seniors) in New London.

New London Age Dependency

43.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

New London Sex Ratio

Female

14,161

52.51%

Male

12,805

47.49%

New London Population by Age

New London Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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New London Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.1%35.9%
All36.9%63.1%
Male31.7%68.3%
Female27.7%72.3%
Non Family25.8%74.2%

36.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

New London Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7322.1536.9
Non Family4,9171.1725.8
Married2,8923.0264.1
Female2,2642.9827.7
Male6592.7531.7

2.85

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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New London Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9155.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,63710.20%
High School Graduate4,89230.49%
Some College3,33720.80%
Associates Degree1,2557.82%
Bachelors Degree2,30514.37%
Graduate Degree1,70210.61%
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New London Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New London Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,5567,0692,782
Hispanic4,7903,311558
Black2,6992,139328
Other Race2,4981,782228
2+ Races939857256
Asian380363139
Native American408
Islander2727

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.82%.

New London Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,435$41,128$27,374
Less Than 9th Grade$21,934$35,833$19,231
High School Graduate$27,967$29,107$25,849
Some College$31,422$50,560$25,560
Bachelors Degree$50,026$57,188$36,458
Graduate Degree$66,563$90,726$47,740

$32,435

Average Earnings

$41,128

Average Male

$27,374

Average Female

New London Earnings by Educational Attainment

New London Language by Age

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New London Language

66.10% of New London residents speak only English, while 33.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.18% of the population.

New London Language

New London Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,5213,01135.34%
Other4,3721,93644.28%
Black3,7751,39436.93%
White9,2691,08611.72%
Multiple2,06731115.05%
Asian52110319.77%
Native402767.50%

24.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.67%

Male Poverty Rate

26.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New London

The race most likely to be in poverty in New London is Native, with 67.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New London is White, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.39%.

New London Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.34%
High School24.84%
Some College15.45%
Bachelors or Greater6.31%

New London Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.44%
Female Unemployed52.49%
Female Employed17.48%
Male Employed8.06%

New London Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New London Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,298$62,493
Families$51,329$73,386
Married Families$81,849-
Non Families$35,459$45,511
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Income by Household Type

New London Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.0%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

Female Marriage Rate

New London Married by Age and Sex

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New London Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

New London Marital Status by Race

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New London Marital Status

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1,528

Number of Veterans

1,396

Male Veterans

132

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam422
Second Gulf War366
First Gulf War278
Korea72
World War II29

New London Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64395
35 to 54372
65 to 74277
18 to 34258
75+226

New London Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9667.87%
Black30910.18%
Hispanic2584.32%
2+ Races16613.15%
Other Race782.42%
Asian91.56%

New London Veterans by Race

New London Veterans by Education

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7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

New London Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

New London Employment by Age

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New London Employment by Race

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New London 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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36.97%

Born in New London

81.71%

Native Born

18.29%

Foreign Born

12.05%

Non Citizen

6.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.71% of New London residents were born in the United States, with 36.97% having been born in Connecticut. 12.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New London Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,550-154-0.58%
202026,704-154-0.57%
201926,858-154-0.57%
201827,012590.22%
201726,953-48-0.18%
201627,001-13-0.05%
201527,014-189-0.69%
201427,203-149-0.54%
201327,352-213-0.77%
201227,565-56-0.20%
201127,62190.03%
201027,6121,9410.73%
200025,671-2,869-1.05%
199028,540-302-0.11%
198028,842-2,788-0.92%
197031,630-2,552-0.77%
196034,1823,6311.13%
195030,551950.03%
194030,4568160.27%
193029,6403,9521.44%
192025,6886,0292.71%
191019,6592,1111.14%
190017,5483,7912.46%
189013,7573,2202.70%
188010,5379610.96%
18709,576-539-0.55%
186010,1151,1241.18%
18508,9913,4725.00%
18405,5191,1842.44%
18304,3351,0052.67%
18203,330920.28%
18103,238-1,912-4.53%
18005,1500.00%

New London Population by Year