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Name of State Connecticut
Official Designation: "The Constitution State" was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959.
Indian Name (Beside the Long Tidal River) Quinnehtukqut
State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet--He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.

The emblems of the State are as follows:
The State Seal was provided for in the Constitution, 1818.
The State Flag was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1897.
The State Flower, the Mountain Laurel, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1907.
The State Bird, the Robin, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1943.
The State Tree, the White Oak, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1947.
The State Animal, the Sperm Whale, Physeter Catodon, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1975.
The State Insect, the Praying Mantis, Mantis Religiosa, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Mineral, the Garnet, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Song, "Yankee Doodle," was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 197.
The State Ship, USS Nautilus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1983.
The State Hero, Nathan Hale, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1985.
The State Shellfish, the Eastern Oyster, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1989.
The State Composer, Charles Edward Ives, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Fossil, Eubrontes Giganteus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Heroine, Prudence Crandall, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Tartan (see C.G.S., Sec. 3-110j for a description), was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Folk Dance, Square Dance, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Cantata, "The Nutmeg" by Stanley L. Ralph, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Fish, American Shad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Aircraft, F4U Corsair, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2005.
 
Hartford has been the sole Capital City since 1875
Population, 2015, estimated 3,590,886
 
Cities with largest population (2015, est.): 1. Bridgeport, 147,629
2. New Haven, 130,322 3. Stamford, 128,874
4. Hartford, 124,006 5. Waterbury, 108,802
Counties .......8 Towns .......169 Cities .......21 Boroughs .........9
  
Net Grand List of Taxable Property (2015) est. $365,749,896,565
Average rate of taxation (2015) est. 29.93 mills
Birth Rate (2015-per 1,000 pop.) 9.90
Death Rate (2015-per 1,000 pop.) 8.48
Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Land Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Length of Boundary approx. 330 miles (including boundary with New York and Rhode Island in Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound)
Length of Shoreline approx. 332 miles (including bays and coves)
Highest Altitude approx. 2,380 ft. above sea level (slope of Mt. Frissell in Salisbury)
Mileage of Rivers and Streams approx. 9,700
Number of Lakes and Ponds approx. 3,900
State Parks 107
State Forests 32
National Historic Landmarks 60
Miles on State Highway System 4,142.61
State Maintained Access Roads and Ramps 426.00
State Maintained Routes 3,735
Miles of Divided Lane Highways in System 739.18
Receipts of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016
$38,226,005,196
Disbursements of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016

$39,239,827,014

GOVERNMENT STATISTICS
Elective State Officers
   Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General
6
United States Senators from Connecticut 2
United States Representatives 5
State Senators in the General Assembly 36
Representatives in the General Assembly 151
 
 
STATE EMPLOYEES IN EXECUTIVE BRANCH
 
Number of full-time state positions 29,464
 
JUDICIAL STATISTICS
(2017)
 
Justices of the Supreme Court 7
Judges of the Appellate Court 9
Judges of the Superior Court 185
Senior Judges 27
Probate Courts 54
Regional Children's Probate Courts 6
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection 1
State Police Troops 11
Correctional Centers 4
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2015 4,142
Correctional Institutions 10
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2015 11,316
Youth Institution 1
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2015 567
 
HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS
 
University of Connecticut's John N. Dempsey Hospital (State, General) 1
Number of in-patient beds - Licensed General Hospital Beds 224
Bassinets (well born) 19
State Inpatient Facilities for Mental Health and Addiction Services 3
Number of patients on books, Jan. 1, 2017 654
State Training School for persons with intellectual disability 1
Regions 3
Number of clients in residential settings and with DDS funded residential supports*, December 31, 2016 8,077
*This number includes 365 individuals living in Private Intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) and Community Living Arrangements (CLAs) that are funded by the Department of Social Svs.
 
 
EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
(2016)
 
Number
Full-Time Employees*
Students
University of Connecticut (Including the UConn Health Center) 1 8,442 32,027
CSCU - Connecticut State University 4 3,148 33,187
CSCU - Community Colleges 12 2,175 50,548
CSCU - Charter Oak State College 1 67 1,583
Independent Colleges and Universities 22 22,113 80,718
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1 305 986
*Totals as of 2016. Excludes colleges that do not participate in federal financial aid programs.
 
      (2016-2017)   
          
Number*
Full-Time Equivalent Professional Staff
Students
Local Public Schools 1,441 47,929.1 499,843
Charter Schools 24 840.2 9,573
Academies 3 361.8 3,965
State Technical High Schools
17 1,255.8 10,556
State or State-Aided Schools 32 249.0 524
Regional Educational Service Centers 69 1,771.4 14,432
Nonpublic Schools 328 9,383.0 57,877
*Note: These numbers include both public schools/programs and non-public schools.
 
AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
(2012 Census)
 
Number of Farms 6,000
Land in Farms 440,000 acres
Average Size of Farm 73 acres
Market Value of Products Sold $550,620,000
     Crop Sales $389,137,000 (71 percent)
     Livestock Sales $161,482,000 (29 percent)
     Average Per Farm $91,770
Government Payments $4,841,000
     Average Per Farm Receiving Payments $9,328
Item
Quantity
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold 550,620
     Value of crops including nursery and greenhouse 389,137
     Value of livestock, poultry, and their products 161,482
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas 15,216
Tobacco 35,722
Cotton and cottonseed
-     
Vegetables, melons, potatoes, and sweet potatoes 36,386
Fruits, tree nuts, and berries 27,349
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod 252,923
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops 6,049
Other crops and hay 15,492
Poultry and eggs 48,859
Cattle and calves 9,751
Milk from cows 69,843
Hogs and pigs 1,259
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk 1,435
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys 8,089
Aquaculture 19,665
Other animals and other animal products 2,583
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop 69,013
Corn for silage 21,436
Vegetables harvested, all 9,293
Corn for grain 6,548
Cut Christmas trees 5,389
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers (D)
Pullets for laying replacements (D)
Broilers and other meat type chickens 79,605
Cattle and calves 48,278
Horses and ponies 17,424
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics
Quantity
Farms by value of sales:
     Less than $1,000 1,903
     $1,000 to $2,499 749
     $2,500 to $4,999 820
     $5,000 to $9,999 709
     $10,000 to $19,999 581
     $20,000 to $24,999 162
     $25,000 to $39,999 264
     $40,000 to $49,999 88
     $50,000 to $99,999 243
     $100,000 to $249,999 194
     $250,000 to $499,999 103
     $500,000 or more 161
Total farm production expenses ($1,000) 586,466
     Average per farm ($) 98,120
Net cash from farm income of operation ($1,000) 25,568
     Average per farm ($) 4,278
Operator Characteristics
Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation:
     Farming 2,766
     Other 3,211
Principal operators by sex:
     Male 4,472
     Female 1,505
All operators by race 2:
     American Indian or Alaska Native 23
     Asian 24
Black or African American 11
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
-
White 9,474
More than one race 57
All Operators of Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin 2: 129
 
See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
- Represents zero.
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individuals operations.
2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS
 
Connecticut Businesses (as of March 28, 2017) approx. 406,258
Foreign Businesses (as of March 28, 2017) approx. 66,718
Corporation Taxes, including Corporation Business Tax, Business Entity Tax, and Unrelated Business Income Tax, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016 $880,284,766
Personal Income Tax, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016 $9,181,709,938
Sales and Use Tax, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016 $4,335,567,554
Fees received by Office of Secretary of the State from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016
$31,587,718.97
Notaries Public
49,363
Water Companies - Investor owned 9
Water Companies - Municipal 46
Gas Companies - Investor owned 3
Gas Companies - Municipal 1
Water and Sewer Investor Companies 1
Sewer Companies 0
Electric Companies - Investor 2
Electric Companies - Municipal 6
Number of Railroads 12
Route miles of active trackage 629
Track miles of active trackage (includes multi-track commuter mainline and Amtrak lines; excludes yard tracks) 851
Domestic Telephone Companies providing service in Connecticut 2
Number of Access Lines 683,928    
Community Antenna Television 8
Number of Bus Companies, under the jurisdiction of Regulatory and Compliance: 43 Intrastate, 35 Interstate, 8 Fixed Route.
Number of Bus Companies under the jurisdiction of Public Transportation: 8 Urban, 3 Rural Transit Districts operating own systems and 2 operating both urban and rural, plus 8 divisions of Conn. Transit - 3 operated by HNS Management and 5 state-owned privately operated.
Number of Taxi Companies 114
Banks and Thrifts 68
National Banks 20
State Banks and Trust Companies 7
State Savings Banks 24
Federal Savings Banks 4
State Savings and Loan Associations 0
Federal Savings and Loan Associations 1
Out of State Banks (operating branches in CT) 8
Foreign Banks (operating branches in CT) 4
State Credit Unions 32
Federal Credit Unions 69
Out of State Credit Unions (operating branches in CT) 11
Check Cashers 128
Debt Adjusters 46
Loan Processor/Underwriter 217
Money Transmitters and Issuers of Money Orders and Travelers' Checks 102
Small Loan Companies 21
Sales Finance Companies 169
Consumer Collection Agencies 979
Mortgage Companies 1,197
Mortgage Loan Originators 8,539
Mortgage Servicers 146
Student Loan Servicers 27
Securities Broker-Dealers Registered 2,139
Securities Broker-Dealer Agents Registered 159,184
Securities Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Registered 2,599
Agents of Issuer Registered 22
SEC Registered Advisors Filing Notice 2,042
Investment Advisers Registered 509
Investment Adviser Agents Registered 12,937
Exempt Reporting Advisers 94
Insurance Companies with Home Office Headquarters in Connecticut, June 30, 2016 96
All Active Motor Vehicle Registrations as of January 2017 3,104,317
Total Number of Valid Driver's Licenses as of January 2017 2,655,533
Newspapers published in State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly) approx. 114
Broadcasting Stations (AM) approx. 33
Broadcasting Stations (FM) approx. 42
Television Stations in State approx. 11 

OCCUPATIONAL STATISTICS
(2016)
 
Acupuncturists 384
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 4,768
Athletic Trainers 727
Audiologists 273
Barbers 1,766
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors 215
Chiropractors 987
Dental Conscious Sedation Permittees 152
Dental Hygienists 3,703
Dentists 3,463
Dieticians/Nutritionists 970
Electrologists 136
Embalmers 827
Funeral Directors 342
Hairdressers/Cosmeticians 24,124
Hearing Instrument Specialists 125
Homeopathic Physicians 9
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors 856
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 6,588
Licensed Nurse Midwives 204
Licensed Practical Nurses 12,994
Marital and Family Therapists 1,336
Massage Therapists 5,383
Naturopathic Physicians 345
Nursing Home Administrators 699
Occupational Therapists 2,551
Occupational Therapist Assistants 980
Optical Selling Permit 234
Opticians 687
Optometrists 692
Perfusionists 75
Physical Therapists 5,034
Physical Therapist Assistants 950
Physicians Assistants
2,402
Physicians/Surgeons 17,664
Podiatrists 310
Professional Counselors 2,523
Psychologists 2,019
Radiographers 4,122
Registered Nurses 64,374
Respiratory Care Practitioners 1,781
Speech and Language Pathologists 2,730
Standard Ankle Surgery Permittees 20
Tattoo Technicians 407
Veterinarians 1,466
 
 
CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY (CAA) 
 
Connecticut Airport Authority-owned Airports:  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks; Groton-New London Airport, Groton; Hartford-Brainard Airport, Hartford; Danielson Airport, Killingly; Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Oxford; Windham Airport, Windham.
 
Commercial Airports 22*
Commercial Heliports 8
Private Heliports 55**
Private Seaplane Bases 7
Commercial Seaplane Bases 0
Private Airports 30***
 
* Includes state-owned and municipally owned.
**Includes state heliport.
***Includes 2 restricted military airports.
 
CONNECTICUT INDIANS
 
Number of Indian Reservations in Connecticut    
6
Number of residents
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Trumbull (1/4 acre)  6
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Colchester (106 acres)  3
Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Reservation, North Stonington (225 acres) 25
Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, Ledyard (1,500 acres federal trust land) 388
Mohegan Reservation, Uncasville (240 acres)(409 acres federal trust land) 123
Schaghticoke Reservation, Kent (400 acres) 4
 
 
January 1 New Year's Day
First Monday on or after January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 13 Lincoln Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 10 Veterans' Day
December 25 Christmas

Whenever any of such days occurs upon a Sunday, the Monday next following such day shall be a legal holiday and whenever any of such days occurs upon a Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding such day shall be a legal holiday. (Sec. 1-4 CT. Gen. Stat.)
 
*The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
*The Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day

*These days are designated by the Governor.