The Connecticut census records report for 1930 shows that the total population was 1,606,903. That was a growth of just over sixteen percent from the decade before. Of those residents, 164,072 lived in Hartford City, which was broken up into thirty-three individual wards.
The number of residents of the state shot up 23.9 percent in the ten years prior to this census count. The total number now reached 1,380,631 in the coastal state. That meant that there were now more than two hundred eighty-six people per square mile.
The small state of just 4820 square feet was among the more populated states in the nation, with a count of 1,114,756 residents in 1910. That total was just over one percent of the 91,972,266 people residing in the country as a whole.
Of the 670,210 individuals reported to have been born in Connecticut, 517,375, or approximately seventy-seven percent were still there as of the 1900 census. Another 32,560 or about five percent of those individuals had moved just across the border into Massachusetts. Even with the loss of Connecticut-born, the population reached 907,420 in that year.
The state was divided into several counties, each of which held a respectable number of residents. New Haven County was responsible for 209,058, or 28 percent of the population and 147,180, or approximately 20 percent of the reported 746,258 Connecticut residents in 1890 were residing in Hartford county. Another 20 percent, 150,081 were living in Fairfield County.
The population in 1880 reached 622,700. That was 15.9 percent increase in the number of residents since the decade before. It was reported that 305,782 of those were male versus 316,918 females.
Connecticut census records for 1870 found that there were 537,454 people residing in the state. That was more than one hundred ten people per square mile. 193,421 of those were individuals of ten years or more and were working at some form of occupation.
There were 460,147 Connecticut residents in 1860. The number had grown by more than twenty-four percent since the decade before. The reported number of babies under the age of one was 10949 whites and one hundred eighty five blacks, or 11,134 births in the census year.
The growth in this decade was far more substantial than in the one prior. The 19.6 percent rate of increase resulted in a population of 370,792 in 1850. Now the 4820 square miles of land were far more densely populated. There were nearly seventy-seven people per square mile.
The population grew by just four percent between 1830 and 1840, to reach a total of 309,978. Even though it was much smaller than the population as we know it today, that was still more than sixty four individuals per square mile.
The Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut helps users to access information related to the census. The site provides release information for records gathered by the Census, as well as a comparison of data to that collected during the American Community Survey. This Connecticut census information resource also gives guidance on how to read and understand the data collected.
The Connecticut State Library allows you to search for Connecticut census information. The page details how you can find the information, as well as the type of information that is available. The Library will not copy or loan records, but you are more than welcome to visit the library and use them in person.