March 27, 2008
POLS 173 - Dube
Connecticut’s First District
Regarding the district profile, all statistical data comes from the United States Census
“Fast Facts” website, which lists the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) results.
ACS produces estimates of statistical data which helps produce official census bureau reports.
Connecticut First District has a total population of 696,667, made up of 333,174 males and
The average age of people is thirty-nine, with 40,418 people under the age of
five, 538,780 aged eighteen or older, and 97,588 people that are 65 or older.
The racial identities
consists of 683,159 people of one race, with Caucasian, African-American, Asian and Hispanic
making up the majority, with 508,097, 96,073, 24,838 and 88,580 people respectively; 13,508
people are of two or more races.
The enrollment in education for people in Connecticut
decreases as the citizens get older, with 98.4% (10 to 14 years old), 97.4% (15 to 17 years),
80.2% (18 to 19 years), 45.4% (20 to 24 years), and 12.8% (25 to 34).
The total number of
household in the district is 272,451, with the median income being $57,757 and average income
being $73,447 (U.S. Census Bureau).
Connecticut’s First District consists of several cities and counties including Manchester,
Hartford, Windsor, Bristol, Portland, and Southington, most of which are rural areas with the
exception of Hartford (U.S. House of Representatives).
As of July 5
2005, health care and
social assistance, manufacturing, and retail trade are the biggest employers of the district with
229,548, 214,910, and 191,807 respectively (U.S. Census Bureau: Economic Census).