New Britain, CT

New Britain profile

Living in New Britain

New Britain is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 72,495 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 (11.10%), sales jobs (10.00%), and healthcare suport services (6.37%).

The education level of New Britain citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.76% of adults 25 and older in New Britain have a college degree.

The per capita income in New Britain in 2018 was $24,052, 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 $96,208 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 41.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Britain include Polish, Italian, Irish, French, and German.

In addition, New Britain has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.60%).

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