New Britain, CT
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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.

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 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%).

New Britain has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, New Britain has quite a high level of public transit users. New Britain’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, New Britain is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.11% 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 $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.

New Britain also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.19%.

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