DECD: DECD: 1998-1999 Connecticut Town Profiles Glossary of Terms

DECD: 1998-1999 Connecticut Town Profiles Glossary of Terms

1998-99 Connecticut Town Profiles Glossary of Terms

Where did the information originate? Does the Research division have any 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 1998-99 Connecticut Town Profiles.

Demographics

Population 1980; 1990 US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1998; 2003 Claritas, Inc.

'98-'03 Growth Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. calculation.

Population Density Census land area divided by 1998 population, Connecticut Economic Resource Center calculation.

Age Distribution 1998 Claritas, Inc.

Race/Ethnicity 1998 Claritas, Inc.

Households 1998 Claritas, Inc.

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.

Per Capita Income 1998 Claritas, Inc.

Median Age 1998 Claritas, Inc.

Poverty Rate US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 1990 poverty population divided by 1990 total population, Connecticut Economic Resource Center calculation.

Economics

Business Profile 1997 Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Top Five Grand List Provided by town assessors. Top five net taxpayers and their assessments based on 10/l/97 grand list including: personal property, real estate and motor vehicle assessments when available.

Major Employers Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc., Municipalities and Chambers. Finn specific employment is not available.

Retail Sales Fiscal Year 1996 Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

Gross State Product (GSP) 1996 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). A nominal estimation of the total dollar value of all final goods and services produced in the state.

Education

Education Connecticut Department of Education 1996 -1997 Strategic School Profiles.

Government

Government 1992-1996 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Fiscal Indicators for Connecticut Municipalities Report November, 1997. Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. calculations include: Revenue - non tax sources, % intergovernmental, tax per capita, as % of State average. Expenditures - other. Indebtedness - as % of expenditures, per capita, per capita as % of state average and debt service as % of expenditures. Equalized Grand List - per capita, per capita as % of state average.

Housing

Existing Units 1997 (Calendar Year) Residential units. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

New Permits Authorized 1997 (Calendar Year) Residential permits. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Demolitions 1997 (Calendar Year) Residential permits. Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Residential Sales 1996 (10/95-9/96) Prepared by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council using residential sales assessment data collected by the State Office of Policy and Management.

Average Price 1996 (10/95-9/96) Prepared by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council using residential sales assessment data collected by the State Office of Policy and Management.

Median Price 1996 (10/95-9/96) Prepared by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council using residential sales assessment data collected by the State Office of Policy and Management.

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

Owner Occupied Dwelling 1996 Claritas, Inc.

Housing Stock Age Pre 1950 housing, Connecticut Economic Resource Center

Subsidized Housing Unit 1996 Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

Labor Force

Labor Force 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Employed 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Unemployed 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Unemployment Rate 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Total Employment 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average.

Manufacturing 1997 Connecticut Department of Labor annual average,

'92 - 197 Growth Rate Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. calculation.

Daytime Population 1997 Business Location Resource Data Services

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

Banks 1997 Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Lodging 1997 Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Hospitals 1997 Department of Consumer Protection. General and Children's Hospitals only.

Day Care Facilities 1998 Connecticut Department of Public Health, Day Care Licensing Program. Licensed and Group Day Care Homes and Day Care Centers in Connecticut as of January 1998.

Libraries 1996-1997 Connecticut State Library. Connecticut Public Library: A Statistical Profile 1996-1997. Numbers reflect only the main public library. Branches are not included in any of the statistics.

Residential Utilities Utility Companies

Infant Mortality 1995 Connecticut Registration Report, Department of Public Health.

Crime rate Crime in Connecticut, 1996. 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 and motor vehicle theft. 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.

% Open Land 1990 Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. Total open land is comprised of wetlands forest and barren lands.

Distance to Major Cities Connecticut Economic Resource Center. Inc.

Regional Aggregates

The majority of information found on these pages are calculations done by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center 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 Hopkins and Westerly, Rhode Island. In this publication those two towns have been omitted from all statistics