DECD: DECD: 1996-1997 Connecticut Town Profiles Glossary of Terms

1996-97 Connecticut Town Profiles Glossary of Terms

Where did the information originate? Does the Research division have nay other publications I can order? Who can I call with questions? You find out all this information within the Glossary of Terms and Sources for the 1996-97 Connecticut Town Profiles.

Demographics

Population 1990 US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 1995; 2000; 2005 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management projection.

’95-’05 Growth Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculation.

Population Density Census land area divided by 1995 population, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculation.

Age Distribution 1995 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management estimation.

Race/Ethnicity 1990 US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Households 1995 Amadon and Associates, Inc./DataCore Partners estimation.

Area 1990 US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Land area unless otherwise noted.

Educational Attainment 1990 US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Economics

Number of Establishments April, May, & June 1995 Connecticut Department of Labor. The symbol < 3 is used to protect businesses confidentiality in towns where three or less establishments are found in a particular category. Total establishments refer to all establishments in the town, not just the five reported categories.

Top Ten Assessments provided by town assessors. Top ten net taxpayers and their assessments based on 10/1/94 grand list including: personal property, real estate and motor vehicle assessments when available.

Per Capita Income 1995 AMADON and Associates, Inc./DataCore Partners estimation of nominal per capita income in dollars.

Retail Sales Fiscal Year 1994-1995 Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Annual Report.

Gross State Product (GSP) 1995 Regional Financial Associates (RFA). A nominal estimation of the total dollar value of all final goods and services produced in the state.

Education

Education Connecticut Department of Education 1994 -1995 Strategic School Profiles. All municipal numbers are reflected in the first column. Regional statistics are located in the second column unless entire municipality participates in a regional district in which case it is found in column one. Note all regional numbers reflect the entire region as a whole, not the individual town’s portion.

Undergraduate Schools 1995-1996 Board of Governors for Higher Education Directory of Public and Independent Colleges and Universities. Main campuses only, branches not included.

For more information about higher education call (860) 566-3910.

Government

Government 1993-1994 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Fiscal Indicators for Connecticut Municipalities Report October, 1995. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculations include: revenue from non tax sources; tax per capita; % intergovernmental; as % of state average; expenditures, other; indebtedness - as % of expenditures; per capita debts; and debt service as % of expenditures.

Voting Districts 1995 Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State. State Register and Manual.

Housing

Existing Units 1994 (Calendar Year) Residential units. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

New Permits Authorized 1994 (Calendar Year) Residential permits. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Residential Sales: Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculations derived from a Connecticut Department of Office of Policy and Management database. All statistics are based on 1994 calendar year residential sales. This includes all sales from $0.00 to the highest amount sold.

Average Price 1994 (Calendar Year) Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculation of average sales price by town.

Median Price 1994 (Calendar Year) Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development calculation of median price by town.

Sales Price Distribution Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development grouped count of sales prices by category by town.

Note: Hartford Labor Market Area average and median sale prices reflect only those sales $2000 and over.

Labor Force

Labor Force 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Employed 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Unemployed 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Unemployment Rate 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Total Employment 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Manufacturing Employment 1994 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Commuting Patterns Derived from 1990 Census of Population and Housing statistics.. The first column, "Commuters into town from," reflects the ten towns where the highest number of commuters into the profiled town originate. The second column, "Town Residents Commuting to" lists where residents in the profiled town commute to work. Please note that only commuters are accounted for. Persons who work at home have no commute, and are therefore not included.

Quality of Life

Miles to State Capitol 1995 Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State. State Register and Manual. Number of miles from town to Hartford.

Visitor Attractions 1995 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. This number represents the places to visit and things to do in a particular town as represented in the Connecticut Vacation Guide listings. For more information contact the department at
1-800-CT-BOUND.

Banks 1995 Connecticut Department of Banking. The numbers include all branches.

Lodging 1995 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. This number represents the listings found in the Connecticut Vacation Guide. For more information contact the department at 1-800-CT-BOUND.

Day Care Facilities 1995 Connecticut Department of Public Health, Day Care Licensing Unit. Licensed Child Day Care Centers and Group Day Care Homes in Connecticut as of November 15, 1995.

Libraries 1993-1994 Connecticut State Library. Connecticut Public Library Statistical Summary, July 1993- June 1994. Numbers reflect only the main public library. Branches are not included in any of the statistics.

Hospitals 1995 Connecticut Department of Public Health. General Hospitals only.

Residential Utilities 1995 Connecticut Department of Public Utilities. Typical rates reflect only utility companies not municipal run facilities.

Crime rate 1994 Connecticut Department of Public Safety. The crime rate per 1,000 reflects the number of State Police crime index offenses committed per 1,000 people per town (FBI population estimates used). Index crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Please note when comparing crime statistics across towns and regions, it is suggested that care be taken to understand the area itself. A unique area of a town can bias the crime rate for the entire town. For instance, a mall, tourist attractions, or shopping center in a small portion of the town greatly impacts the crime rate statistics for the entire town.

Regional Aggregates

The majority of information found on these pages are calculations done by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development based on town figures as provided by the sources listed above. The remainder of the statistics originate from the sources themselves.

All regional numbers include Connecticut towns only. For example New London Labor Market Area (LMA) by definition includes Hopkinton and Westerly, Rhode Island. In this publication those two towns have been omitted from all statistics.