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Connecticut Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Connecticut
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: CT
  • U.S. Region: Northeastern United States
  • Admission to the Union: January 9th, 1788
  • Total Area: 5,567 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 3,605,944 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Hartford, CT
  • Largest City: Bridgeport, CT

54 Connecticut Facts

  1. Connecticut is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Connecticut was the 5th state to join the United States on January 9, 1788.
  3. Connecticut is in the northeastern region of the United States.
  4. Connecticut is the 48th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 5,543.41 square miles or 0.15% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Connecticut's 5,543.41 square miles is 87.35% land and 12.65% surface water.
  6. Connecticut is ranked 48th with the most land area in the United States, with 4,842.36 square miles of land area.
  7. Connecticut is ranked 38th with the most water area in the United States, with 701.06 square miles of water area.
  8. Connecticut is the 29th most populated U.S. state with a population of 3,605,944 or 1.09% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Connecticut is the city of Hartford.
  10. Connecticut is divided into 8 counties statewide.
  11. Fairfield County is the most populated county in Connecticut
  12. The most populated city in Connecticut is Bridgeport with an estimated 148,654 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Connecticut are Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven, Hartford and Waterbury.
  14. A native or resident Connecticut is called a Connecticuter or Nutmegger.
  15. Connecticut's average elevation statewide is 500 feet.
  16. Connecticut's highest elevation point is Massachusetts border at 2,379 feet.
  17. Connecticut's lowest elevation point is the Long Island Sound at 0 feet.
  18. Connecticut is all in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Connecticut is CT.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Connecticut is US-CT.
  21. Connecticut is called the Nutmeg State and the Constitution State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Connecticut is $78,833.
  23. Connecticut is the 20th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $255,555.
  24. Connecticut is ranked 8th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Connecticut has the 7th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 41.2.
  26. Connecticut's average temperature is 48.60°F making it the 34th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Connecticut on average has 50.07 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 8th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was 106 °F on Saturday, July 15, 1995, in Danbury, CT.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was -37 °F on Tuesday, February 16, 1943, in Norfolk, CT.
  30. Connecticut is one of the original Thirteen Colonies, a term used to describe the first British colonies to North America. They would eventually fight the American Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783) and form the United States of America.
  31. Connecticut has 21 cities, 169 towns, 9 boroughs and 8 counties.
  32. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
  33. In 1614, Dutch explorer Adriaen Block began the European to explore what is now modern day Connecticut.
  34. In 1636, the first colony in North America, known as the Connecticut Colony, was organized, and established.
  35. In 1638, the Hartford Public Highschool in Hartford, Connecticut was founded. The school is still open today and is the second oldest public secondary school still in operation in the United States.
  36. In 1701, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut was founded. The university is still open and is the third oldest college still in operation in the USA.
  37. In 1764, the Hartford Courant was published in Hartford, Connecticut and 250+ years later is still in circulation.
  38. In 1848, Connecticut abolished slavery, 13 years before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  39. In 1858, the modern day can opener is panted by inventor Ezra Warner in Waterbury, Connecticut.
  40. In 1878, the first phonebook ever published was in New Haven, Connecticut.
  41. In 1957, the University of Hartford was opened and started serving students with higher education.
  42. In 1971, ESPN, the first sports cable TV network started broadcasting in Bristol, Connecticut.
  43. In 1975, politician Ella Grasso became the first female governor of Connecticut.
  44. In 1997, the United States Navy launched the USS Connecticut (SSN-22), a Seawolf-class nuclear powered fast attack submarine.
  45. In 2008, same-sex marriages were legalized in Connecticut, with the first marriage license issued on November 12th that same year.
  46. Politician and former U.S. President George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Bush is famous for being the 43rd president of the United States. He served eight years as the President of the United States.
  47. Novelist and film producer Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Meyer is famous for writing the Twilight series. She has sold tens of millions of books.
  48. Actress Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Hepburn is famous for starting in Hollywood films for more than 60 years.
  49. Financier and investment banker John Pierpont Morgan (J.P. Morgan) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Morgan is famous for dominating finances for corporate companies during the Gilded Age in the United States.
  50. Singer and songwriter Michael Bolton was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Bolton is famous for hit songs over is multi-decade career. He has sold over 75 million records.
  51. Connecticut's official state motto is "Qui transtulit sustinet" (Latin: He who transplanted sustains).
  52. Connecticut's official state bird is the American robin (Turdus migratorius).
  53. Connecticut's official state tree is the White Oak (Quercus alba).
  54. Connecticut's official state flower is the Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).

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The official state seal of Connecticut that is used by the state's government.

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Hartford the capital city of Connecticut.

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