New Britain, CT

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Living in New Britain

New Britain is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 72,453 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, New Britain is the eighth largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Britain is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Britain is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Britain who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (10.89%), and food service (6.34%).

In terms of college education, New Britain is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.40% of adults 25 and older in New Britain have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Britain in 2010 was $23,101, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,404 for a family of four. However, New Britain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Britain is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Britain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Britain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. New Britain also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Britain include Polish, Italian, Irish, French, and German.

New Britain also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.55%.

The most common language spoken in New Britain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.