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Connecticut: Guide to State Statistics: Connecticut State Statistics

Explore the Data Planet repository for statistics on Connecticut by broad subject categories.


The 5th state to join the Union,  Connecticut's name is Mohegon in origin: Quinnehtukqut, which is Mohegan for "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River." Some interesting Connecticut firsts are recorded by the Connecticut state government:

  • 1639 -- first constitution adopted, establishing representative government
  • 1656 -- first municipal public library in America, a bequest to the "towne of New Haven"
  • 1783 -- first dictionary, published by Noah Webster, born in West Hartford
  • 1794 -- first cotton gin, Eli Whitney of New Haven patented this invention
  • 1842 -- first public art museum
  • 1920 -- first Frisbee, Yale students discovered empty pie plates from Mrs. Frisbie Pies in Bridgeport could be sailed across the New Haven Green

 This information was drawn from the website, where you will find more detail on Connecticut history and culture.

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Connecticut Data

Search for data on Connecticut in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference using broad subject categories. Note that the searches retrieve top-level views of datasets: there are many more indicators and variables included in each dataset, and more granular geographies. Add additional keywords to retrieve more precise results.

Agriculture & Food Industry, Business, & Commerce
Banking, Finance, & Insurance International Relations & Trade
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Labor & Employment
Education Military & Defense
Energy Resources & Industries Natural Resources & Environment
Government & Politics Population & Income
Health & Vital Statistics Prices, Consumption, & Cost of Living
Housing & Construction Transportation & Traffic

Connecticut Sample DataSheet

This sample DataSheet from Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference shows a map of Connecticut counties by the number of industrial establishments in each county.


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