Willimantic, Connecticut Population 2024

16,986

Willimantic is a city located in Connecticut. Willimantic has a 2024 population of 16,986. Willimantic is currently declining at a rate of -2.23% annually and its population has decreased by -9.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,669 in 2020.

The average household income in Willimantic is $60,077 with a poverty rate of 27.26%. The median age in Willimantic is 30.5 years: 27.4 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.

Willimantic Demographics

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

  • White: 68.22%
  • Two or more races: 14.45%
  • Black or African American: 8.13%
  • Other race: 7.14%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,133.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.01% (-1,683)
The current population of Willimantic, Connecticut is 16,986 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,669.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,11868.22%
Two or more races2,56714.45%
Black or African American1,4448.13%
Other race1,2697.14%
Asian3131.76%
Native American510.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Willimantic Population by Race

Willimantic Population Pyramid 2024

Willimantic Median Age

30.5

Total

27.4

Male

32.7

Female

Willimantic Adults

There are 15,018 adults, (2,160 of whom are seniors) in Willimantic.

Willimantic Age Dependency

38.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Willimantic Sex Ratio

Female9,20551.82%
Male8,55748.18%

Willimantic Population by Age

Willimantic Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3792.2639.260.8
Non Family3,2181.529.870.2
Married1,7823.0168.531.5
Female1,1763.0120.379.7
Male2033.5739.960.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

39.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Willimantic Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8548.65%
Associates Degree6316.39%
Bachelors Degree1,30613.23%
Graduate Degree1,19812.14%
High School Graduate3,33033.75%
Less Than 9th Grade9189.3%
Some College1,63116.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Willimantic Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willimantic Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,7875,1411,789
Hispanic3,2092,177363
2+ Races1,289961178
Other Race801488155
Black563512181
Asian15015092
Native American161610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 62.5%.

Willimantic Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$44,177$0$43,879
Graduate Degree$61,646$61,836$61,429
High School Graduate$29,925$29,714$30,714
Less Than 9th Grade$23,896$0$24,235
Overall$34,962$35,673$34,801
Some College$35,000$40,000$34,554

$34,962

Average Earnings

$35,673

Average Male

$34,801

Average Female

Willimantic Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willimantic Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Willimantic Language

68.49% of Willimantic residents speak only English, while 31.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.02% of the population.

Willimantic Language

Willimantic Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,3461,81324.68%
Hispanic5,7801,71029.58%
Multiple2,36057424.32%
Other1,19823619.7%
Black97822222.7%
Asian22812454.39%

27.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.76%

Male Poverty Rate

28.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willimantic

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willimantic is Asian, with 54.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willimantic is Other, with 19.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.28%.

Willimantic Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.19%
Some College22.08%
High School21.17%
Bachelors or Greater7.56%

Willimantic Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed51.67%
Female Unemployed32.6%
Female Employed16.32%
Male Employed15.92%

Willimantic Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willimantic Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$54,489$72,097
Households$45,723$60,077
Married Families$83,333$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,000$45,734

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Willimantic Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.4%

Male Marriage Rate

23.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Willimantic Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Willimantic Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Willimantic Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Willimantic Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

517

Number of Veterans

517

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam287
Second Gulf War102
Korea43
First Gulf War36
World War II8

Willimantic Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74184
75+166
55 to 6489
35 to 5463
18 to 3415

Willimantic Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4374.09%
Hispanic651.49%
2+ Races462.53%
Other Race191.97%
Black151.31%

Willimantic Veterans by Race

Willimantic Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willimantic Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Willimantic Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Willimantic Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Willimantic Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.15%

Born in Willimantic

90.76%

Native Born

9.24%

Foreign Born

6.89%

Non Citizen

2.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.76% of Willimantic residents were born in the United States, with 58.15% having been born in Connecticut. 6.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Willimantic Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,986-388-2.23%
202317,374-388-2.18%
202217,762-388-2.14%
202118,150-519-2.78%
202018,6691,3117.55%
201917,3581741.01%
201817,184-366-2.09%
201717,5502111.22%
201617,339-72-0.41%
201517,411-434-2.43%
201417,8452221.26%
201317,6233421.98%
201217,281-214-1.22%
201117,495-242-1.36%
201017,73700%

Willimantic Population by Year