Economy of Connecticut

June 29, 2010US State Economiesby EconomyWatch

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Demography And Social Indicators

Connecticut is southernmost of the New England states of the NE United States bordered by Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Long Island Sound and New York.

The state is mainly famous for its rural beauty. The state gets more of its revenues from the industrial sector. The historic manufacturing products like Textiles, silverware, sewing machines, and clocks and watches have made the state a front-runner in the country.

Demography And Social Indicators
The state constitutes a total geographical area of 5,543 sq. mi; having a land area of 4,845 sq mi; and acres forested 1.9 mil.

The state owns a total population 3,503,604 in July 2004 in comparison to 3,483,372 in July 2003. The net change of the total population in 2002-03 was 0.7%.

The density of the population in the state was 719 per square mi.

The racial distribution of the state was 81.6% white, 9.1% black in the year 2000.

Business and Economy of Connecticut
The Gross State Product of the state in the year 2001 was calculated at $166.2 billion.

The per capita personal income of the state in the year 2003 was $43,173.

Among the various sectors of the economy the percentage share of the agriculture in the states income is very insignificant.

The chief industries of the state are manufacturing, retail trade, services, finances, insurance and real estate.

The chief manufacturing goods of the state are aircraft engines and parts, submarines, helicopters, machinery and computer equipments, electronics and electrical equipments, medical instruments and pharmaceuticals.

The chief crops of the state are nursery stock, Christmas trees, mushrooms, vegetables, sweet corn, tobacco and apples.

The major livestock are (Jan 2004): 54,000 cattle/calves; (Jan 2003): 3,800 hogs/pigs; (Dec 2003): 3.7 mil.chickens.

Energy Production In Connecticut
The electricity production (est.2002, kwh, by source): Petroleum: 8 mil; Hydroelectric: 32 mil; other: 143 mil.

Tourist Attraction Of Connecticut

  • Tourist Attractions of Connecticut
  • Mark Twain House, Hartford;
  • Yale University's Art Gallery, Peabody Museum;
  • Mystic Seaport;
  • Mystic Marine Life Aquarium;
  • P.T Barnum Museum, Bridgeport;
  • Gillette Castle, Hadlyme;
  • Mohegan Sun, Uncasville;
  • Lake Compounce, Bristol.

Schools, colleges and Universities

  • Albertus Magnus College - Hartford, New Haven
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • American Sentinel University - Online
  • The Art Institute Online
  • Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington, Connecticut
  • Branford Hall Career Institute - Windsor, Connecticut
  • Byrant and Stratton College - Online
  • Capella University
  • DeVry University Online
  • Ellis College - Online
  • Gibbs College
  • Grantham University Online
  • ITT Technical Institute - Online
  • Jones International University Online
  • Kaplan University - Online School
  • Kennedy-Western University
  • New England Technical Institute - Center for Culinary Arts - Cromwell, Shelton
  • South University - Online
  • University of Phoenix Online
  • Westwood College of Technology - Online
  • American College of Computer and Information Sciences

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