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 72,558 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, New Britain is the eighth largest community in Connecticut.

New Britain is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Britain is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Britain who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (10.56%), and maintenance occupations (7.02%).

Many people in New Britain take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among New Britain citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in New Britain who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.11% of the adults in New Britain have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Britain in 2010 was $22,087, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,348 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 40.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Britain include Italian, Irish, French , and German.

In addition, New Britain has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.19%).

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