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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, 2014, estimated 3,596,677
 
Cities with largest population (2014, est.): 1. Bridgeport, 147,612
2. New Haven, 130,282 3. Stamford, 128,278
4. Hartford, 124,705 5. Waterbury, 109,307
Counties .......8 Towns .......169 Cities .......21 Boroughs .........9
  
Net Grand List of Taxable Property (2014) est. $363,153,444,190
Average rate of taxation (2014) est. 29.35 mills
Birth Rate (2014-per 1,000 pop.) 10.0
Death Rate (2014-per 1,000 pop.) 8.1
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, 2014, to June 30, 2015
$37,372,034,704
Disbursements of State Goverment for the fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015

$37,990,698,387

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 31,365
 
JUDICIAL STATISTICS
(2016)
 
Justices of Supreme Court 7
Judges of Appellate Court 9
Judges of Superior Court 185
Senior Judges 20
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) 10
State Inpatient Facilities for Mental Health and Addiction Services 3
Number of patients on books, Jan. 1, 2016 670
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, 2015 8,077
*This number includes 362 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
(2015)
 
Number
Full-Time Employees*
Students
University of Connecticut (Including the UConn Health Center) 1 8,376 31,624
CSCU - Connecticut State University 4 3,145 33,646
CSCU - Community Colleges 12 2,227 52,761
CSCU - Charter Oak State College 1 64 1,735
Independent Colleges and Universities 23 22,057 80,083
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1 545 899
*Totals as of 2015. Excludes colleges that do not participate in federal financial aid programs.
 
      (2015-2016)   
          
Number*
Full-Time Equivalent Professional Staff
Students
Local Public Schools 1,286 48,079.7 499,494
Charter Schools 24 760.3 9,132
Academies 3 366.3 3,857
State Technical High Schools
17 1,309.5 10,710
State or State-Aided Schools 33 304.0 544
Regional Educational Service Centers 68 1,777.4 14,196
Nonpublic Schools 354 8,999.0 59,965
*Note: these figures include both public schools and public school programs.
 
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 7, 2016) approx. 389,934
Foreign Businesses (as of March 7, 2016) approx. 63,946
Corporation Taxes, including Corporation Business Tax, Business Entity Tax, and Unrelated Business Income Tax, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015 $814,738,662
Personal Income Tax, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015 $9,148,678,852
Sales and Use Tax, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015 $4,216,286,171
Fees received by Office of Secretary of the State from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015
$31,597,377.56
Notaries Public
49,840
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) 843
Domestic Telephone Companies providing service in Connecticut 2
Number of Access Lines 683,928    
Community Antenna Television 8
Number of Bus Companies, 9 Intrastate, 6 Interstate, 8 urban, 4 Rural Transit Districts operating own systems and 1 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 111
Banks and Thrifts 71
National Banks 17
State Banks and Trust Companies 7
State Savings Banks 24
Federal Savings Banks 9
State Savings and Loan Associations 0
Federal Savings and Loan Associations 1
Out of State Banks (operating branches in CT) 9
Foreign Banks (operating branches in CT) 4
State Credit Unions 31
Federal Credit Unions 78
Out of State Credit Unions (operating branches in CT) 11
Check Cashers 122
Debt Adjusters 45
Debt Negotiators 8
Loan Processor/Underwriter 166
Money Transmitters and Issuers of Money Orders and Travelers' Checks 91
Small Loan Companies 10
Sales Finance Companies 166
Consumer Collection Agencies 950
Mortgage Lenders 247
Mortgage Brokers 181
Mortgage Loan Originators 6,626
Mortgage Correspondent Lenders 98
Mortgage Servicers 78
Securities Broker-Dealers Registered 2,183
Securities Broker-Dealer Agents Registered 157,900
Securities Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Registered 2,655
Agents of Issuer Registered 22
SEC Registered Advisors Filing Notice 2,036
Investment Advisers Registered 508
Investment Adviser Agents Registered 12,330
Exempt Reporting Advisers 94
Insurance Companies with Home Office Headquarters in Connecticut, June 30, 2015 99
All Active Motor Vehicle Registrations as of January 2016 3,065,499
Total Number of Valid Driver's Licenses as of January 2016 2,649,798
Newspapers published in State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly) approx. 110
Broadcasting Stations (AM) approx. 34
Broadcasting Stations (FM) approx. 40
Television Stations in State approx. 11 

OCCUPATIONAL STATISTICS
(2015)
 
Acupuncturists 375
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 4,432
Athletic Trainers 691
Audiologists 270
Barbers 1,758
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors 240
Chiropractors 974
Dental Conscious Sedation Permittees 154
Dental Hygienists 3,718
Dentists 3,465
Dieticians/Nutritionists 910
Electrologists 143
Embalmers 883
Funeral Directors 348
Hairdressers/Cosmeticians 24,511
Hearing Instrument Specialists 134
Homeopathic Physicians 9
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors 839
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 6,424
Licensed Nurse Midwives 207
Licensed Practical Nurses 13,298
Marital and Family Therapists 1,254
Massage Therapists 5,174
Naturopathic Physicians 312
Nursing Home Administrators 731
Occupational Therapists 2,297
Occupational Therapist  Assistants 868
Optical Selling Permit 244
Opticians 685
Optician Apprentices 237
Optometrists 673
Perfusionists 71
Physical Therapists 4,888
Physical Therapist Assistants 862
Physicians Assistants
2,243
Physicians/Surgeons 17,464
Podiatrists 311
Professional Counselors 2,336
Psychologists 1,995
Radiographers 4,162
Registered Nurses 62,635
Respiratory Care Practitioners 1,793
Speech and Language Pathologists 2,676
Standard Ankle Surgery Permittees 17
Tattoo Technicians 380
Veterinarians 1,453
 
 
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 29***
 
* 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 12 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 11 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.




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