Storrs, CT

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2022 Population
17,606
4.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
20.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
44.7%
1.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$27,793
16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$311,400
18.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,613
3.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Storrs, CT had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 20.4 and a median household income of $27,793. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Storrs, CT grew from 16,784 to 17,606, a 4.9% increase and its median household income grew from $23,964 to $27,793, a 16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Storrs, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%), and White (Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in Storrs, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.9% of the residents in Storrs, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Storrs, CT are University of Connecticut (8,782 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Storrs, CT was $311,400, and the homeownership rate was 36.3%.

Most people in Storrs, CT worked at home, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Storrs, CT was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Storrs, CT is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 14% of Storrs, CT residents were born outside of the country (2.46k people).

In 2022, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Storrs, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 571 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.9%
2022 Citizenship
93.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.9% of Storrs, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Storrs, CT was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Storrs, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 631
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 421
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    571 ± 165
6.25%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Storrs, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 571 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.25% of the people in Storrs, CT are hispanic (1.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.46k people
10.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.78k people

As of 2022, 14% of Storrs, CT residents (2.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Storrs, CT was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    85 ± 64
  2. Korea
    25 ± 36
  3. Vietnam
    9 ± 33

Storrs, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Storrs, CT employs 6.61k people. The largest industries in Storrs, CT are Educational Services (3,166 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,155 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (771 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($112,724), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($112,724), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($24,875).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

6.61k
2022 Value
± 614
−3.05%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Storrs, CT declined at a rate of −3.05%, from 6.82k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Storrs, CT, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,048 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (879 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Storrs, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.61k
2022 Value
± 614
−3.05%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Storrs, CT declined at a rate of −3.05%, from 6.82k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Storrs, CT, are Educational Services (3,166 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,155 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (771 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Storrs, CT, though some of these residents may live in Storrs, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$6,931
Median earning men ± $1,300
$4,703
Median earning women ± $510

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($24,875), Construction ($16,199), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($10,800).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($200,686), Retail Trade ($6,419), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($4,722).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Storrs, CT awarded 8,782 degrees. The student population of Storrs, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,559 male students and 14,444 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Storrs, CT are White (4,847 and 61.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,044 and 13.3%), Asian (912 and 11.6%), and Black or African American (577 and 7.35%).

The largest universities in Storrs, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Connecticut (8,782 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Storrs, CT are General Psychology (408 and 4.65%), General Economics (407 and 4.63%), and Accounting (281 and 3.2%).

The median tuition cost in Storrs, CT for a public four year colleges is $15,672 for in-state students and $38,340 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Storrs, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 27,003 (46.5% men and 53.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 27,003 students enrolled in Storrs, CT, 46.5% men and 53.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,721 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 408 degrees awarded
  2. 396 degrees awarded
  3. 238 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Storrs, CT was General Psychology with 408 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
8,782 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Connecticut with 8,782 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,823 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Storrs, CT, which is 0.771 times less than the 4,959 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,847 degrees mean that there were 4.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,044 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,672) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,762) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Storrs, CT was $311,400 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $263,500 to $311,400, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Storrs, CT is 36.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Storrs, CT have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they worked at home. Car ownership in Storrs, CT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$311,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$58,194
$814
Median Property Taxes
±$192

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Rent vs Own

36.3%
Homeownership
2022
73.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 36.3% of the housing units in Storrs, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 31.1%.

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Income by Location

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Household Income

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$27,793
Median Household Income
± $10,746
2.24k
Number of Households
± 432

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.24k households in Storrs, CT grew to $27,793 from the previous year's value of $23,964.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Storrs, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Worked At Home (43.8%)
  2. Walked (29.8%)
  3. Drove Alone (19.1%)

In 2022, 43.8% of workers in Storrs, CT worked at home, followed by those who walked to work (29.8%) and those who drove alone to work (19.1%).

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Storrs, CT have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.993% of the workforce in Storrs, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Storrs, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Storrs, CT have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

44.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Storrs, CT (2.07k out of 4.63k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Storrs, CT is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.4% of the population of Storrs, CT has health coverage, with 79.9% on employee plans, 5.12% on Medicaid, 3.62% on Medicare, 9.7% on non-group plans, and 0.0571% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tolland County, CT see 1884 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.88% decrease from the previous year (1960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2008 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 366 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,884 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tolland County, CT

Primary care physicians in Tolland County, CT see an average of 1,884 patients per year. This represents a 3.88% decrease from the previous year (1,960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tolland County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 69.2% between 18 and 34 years, 5.06% between 35 and 64 years, and 4.89% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.65%
Uninsured
79.9%
Employer Coverage
5.12%
Medicaid
3.62%
Medicare
9.7%
Non-Group
0.0571%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Storrs, CT declined by 3.03% from 1.7% to 1.65%.

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