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Name of State Connecticut
Official Designation: "The Constitution State" was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959.
Indian Name (Beside the Long Tidal River) Quinnehtukqut
State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet--He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.

The emblems of the State are as follows:
The State Seal was provided for in the Constitution, 1818.
The State Flag was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1897.
The State Flower, the Mountain Laurel, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1907.
The State Bird, the Robin, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1943.
The State Tree, the White Oak, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1947.
The State Animal, the Sperm Whale, Physeter Catodon, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1975.
The State Insect, the Praying Mantis, Mantis Religiosa, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Mineral, the Garnet, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1977.
The State Song, "Yankee Doodle," was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 197.
The State Ship, USS Nautilus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1983.
The State Hero, Nathan Hale, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1985.
The State Shellfish, the Eastern Oyster, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1989.
The State Composer, Charles Edward Ives, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Fossil, Eubrontes Giganteus, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1991.
The State Heroine, Prudence Crandall, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Tartan (see C.G.S., Sec. 3-110j for a description), was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Folk Dance, Square Dance, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1995.
The State Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Cantata, "The Nutmeg" by Stanley L. Ralph, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Fish, American Shad, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2003.
The State Aircraft, F4U Corsair, was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 2005.
Hartford has been the sole Capital City since 1875
Population, 2013, estimated 3,596,080
Cities with largest population (2013, est.): 1. Bridgeport, 147,216
2. New Haven, 130,660 3. Stamford, 126,456
4. Hartford, 125,017 5. Waterbury, 109,676
Counties .......8 Towns .......169 Cities .......21 Boroughs .........9
Net Grand List of Taxable Property (2013) est. $362,264,981,207
Average rate of taxation (2013) est. 28.63 mills
Birth Rate (2013-per 1,000 pop.) 10.0
Death Rate (2013-per 1,000 pop.) 8.1
Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Land Area of State approx. 5,565 square miles; 3,561,886 acres
Length of Boundary approx. 330 miles (including boundary with New York and Rhode Island in Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound)
Length of Shoreline approx. 332 miles (including bays and coves)
Highest Altitude approx. 2,380 ft. above sea level (slope of Mt. Frissell in Salisbury)
Mileage of Rivers and Streams approx. 9,700
Number of Lakes and Ponds approx. 3,900
State Parks 107
State Forests 32
National Historic Landmarks 60
Miles on State Highway System 4,155.73
State Maintained Access Roads and Ramps 424.82
State Maintained Routes 3,730.91
Miles of Divided Lane Highways in System 729.41
Receipts of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014
Disbursements of State Government for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014


Elective State Officers
   Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General
United States Senators from Connecticut 2
United States Representatives 5
State Senators in the General Assembly 36
Representatives in the General Assembly 151
Number of full-time state positions 31,323
Justices of Supreme Court 7
Judges of Appellate Court 9
Judges of Superior Court 175
Senior Judges 20
Probate Courts 54
Regional Children's Probate Courts 6
Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection 1
State Police Troops 11
Correctional Centers 4
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2014 4,544
Correctional Institutions 10
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2014 11,491
Youth Institution 1
   Number of Inmates, July 1, 2014 544
University of Connecticut's John N. Dempsey Hospital (State, General) 1
Number of in-patient beds - Licensed General Hospital Beds 224
Bassinets (well born) 10
State Inpatient Facilities for Mental Health and Addiction Services 3
Number of patients on books, Jan. 1, 2015 649
State Training School for persons with intellectual disability 1
Regions 3
Number of clients in residential settings and with DDS funded residential supports*, December 31, 2014 8,139
*Residential settings include: Southbury Training School, DDS Regional Centers, Community Living Arrangements (CLAs), Continuous Residential Supports (CRS), and Community Companion Homes (CCHs). DDS funded residential supports includes those that are provided to people living in their own or family home.
Full-Time Employees*
University of Connecticut (Including the UConn Health Center) 1 8,391 31,119
CSCU - Connecticut State University 4 3,093 34,101
CSCU - Community Colleges 12 2,200 55,162
CSCU - Charter Oak State College 1 64 1,929
Independent Colleges and Universities 24 21,875 79,938
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1 542 896
*Totals as of 2014. Excludes colleges that do not participate in federal financial aid programs.
Full-Time Equivalent Professional Staff
Local Public Schools* 1,165 47,668.2 505,037
Charter Schools 22 668.7 8,036
Academies 3 339.5 3,882
State Technical High Schools
17 1,257.4 10,790
State or State-Aided Schools 20 317.4 607
Regional Educational Service Centers, Schools, and Programs 65 1,646.4 13,884
Nonpublic Schools** 326 7,301.0 58,846
*This represents schools and programs operated by local school districts.
**Collection of 2014-15 data from nonpublic schools through from ED159 Non-Public School Report is still in progress. The data presented here were extracted on 2/25/2015. These data are subject to change.
(2012 Census)
Number of Farms 5977
Land in Farms 436,539 acres
Average Size of Farm 73 acres
Market Value of Products Sold $550,620,000
     Crop Sales $389,137,000 (71 percent)
     Livestock Sales $161,482,000 (29 percent)
     Average Per Farm $92,123
Government Payments $4,841,000
     Average Per Farm Receiving Payments $9,328
Total value of agricultural products sold 550,620
     Value of crops including nursery and greenhouse 389,137
     Value of livestock, poultry, and their products 161,482
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas 15,216
Tobacco 35,722
Cotton and cottonseed
Vegetables, melons, potatoes, and sweet potatoes 36,386
Fruits, tree nuts, and berries 27,349
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod 252,923
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops 6,049
Other crops and hay 15,492
Poultry and eggs 48,859
Cattle and calves 9,751
Milk from cows 69,843
Hogs and pigs 1,259
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk 1,435
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys 8,089
Aquaculture 19,665
Other animals and other animal products 2,583
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop 69,013
Corn for silage 21,436
Vegetables harvested, all 9,293
Corn for grain 6,548
Cut Christmas trees 5,389
Layers (D)
Pullets for laying replacements (D)
Broilers and other meat type chickens 79,605
Cattle and calves 48,278
Horses and ponies 17,424
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics
Farms by value of sales:
     Less than $1,000 1,903
     $1,000 to $2,499 749
     $2,500 to $4,999 820
     $5,000 to $9,999 709
     $10,000 to $19,999 581
     $20,000 to $24,999 162
     $25,000 to $39,999 264
     $40,000 to $49,999 88
     $50,000 to $99,999 243
     $100,000 to $249,999 194
     $250,000 to $499,999 103
     $500,000 or more 161
Total farm production expenses ($1,000) 586,466
     Average per farm ($) 98,120
Net cash from farm income of operation ($1,000) 25,568
     Average per farm ($) 4,278
Operator Characteristics
Principal operators by primary occupation:
     Farming 2,766
     Other 3,211
Principal operators by sex:
     Male 4,472
     Female 1,505
All operators by race 2:
     American Indian or Alaska Native 23
     Asian 24
Black or African American 11
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 9,474
More than one race 57
All Operators of Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin 2:
See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
- Represents zero.
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individuals operations.
2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
Connecticut Businesses (as of May 4, 2015) approx. 378,445
Foreign Businesses (as of May 4, 2015) approx. 61,401
Corporation Taxes, including Corporation Business Tax, Business Entity Tax, and Unrelated Business Income Tax, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 $782,220,684
Personal Income Tax, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 $8,721,296,135.
Sales and Use Tax, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 $4,106,292,794
Fees received by Office of Secretary of the State from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014
Notaries Public
approx. 49,972
Water Companies - Investor owned 15
Water Companies - Municipal 46
Gas Companies - Investor owned 3
Gas Companies - Municipal 1
Water and Sewer Investor Companies 1
Sewer Companies 0
Electric Companies - Investor 2
Electric Companies - Municipal 6
Number of Railroads 12
Route miles of active trackage 629
Track miles of active trackage (includes multi-track commuter mainline and Amtrak lines; excludes yard tracks) 843
Domestic Telephone Companies providing service in Connecticut 2
Number of Access Lines 1,169,934         
Community Antenna Television 25
Number of Bus Companies, 9 Intrastate, 6 Interstate, 8 urban, 4 Rural Transit Districts operating own systems and 1 operating both urban and rural, plus 8 divisions of Conn. Transit - 3 operated by HNS Management and 5 state-owned privately operated.
Number of Taxi Companies 111
Banks and Thrifts 71
National Banks 18
State Banks and Trust Companies 7
State Savings Banks 24
Federal Savings Banks 10
State Savings and Loan Associations 0
Federal Savings and Loan Associations 1
Out of State Banks (operating branches in CT) 7
Foreign Banks (operating branches in CT) 4
State Credit Unions 30
Federal Credit Unions 84
Out of State Credit Unions (operating branches in CT) 12
Check Cashers 213
Debt Adjusters 56
Money Transmitters and Issuers of Money Orders and Travelers' Checks 87
Small Loan Licensees 4
Sales Finance Licensees 163
Consumer Collection Agencies 1,094
Mortgage Lenders 251
Mortgage Brokers 175
Mortgage Originators 4,789
Mortgage Correspondent Lenders 107
Securities Broker-Dealers Registered 2,215
Securities Broker-Dealer Agents Registered 152,522
Securities Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Registered 2,717
Agents of Issuer Registered 22
SEC Registered Advisors Filing Notice 2,005
Investment Advisers Registered 514
Investment Adviser Agents Registered 11,829
Insurance Companies with Home Office Headquarters in Connecticut, June 30, 2014 98
All Active Motor Vehicle Registrations as of January 2015 3,029,252
Total Number of Valid Driver's Licenses as of January 2015 2,542,551
Newspapers published in State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly) approx. 122
Broadcasting Stations (AM) approx. 34
Broadcasting Stations (FM) approx. 40
Television Stations in State approx. 11 

Acupuncturists 366
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 4,279
Athletic Trainers 668
Audiologists 270
Barbers 1,712
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors 254
Chiropractors 981
Dental Conscious Sedation Permittees 152
Dental Hygienists 3,736
Dentists 3,505
Dieticians/Nutritionists 857
Electrologists 145
Embalmers 833
Funeral Directors 297
Hairdressers 24,173
Hearing Instrument Specialists 129
Homeopathic Physicians 8
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors 813
Licensed Clinical Social Workers 6,147
Licensed Nurse Midwives 216
Licensed Practical Nurses 13,585
Marital and Family Therapists 1,208
Massage Therapists 5,054
Naturopathic Physicians 305
Nursing Home Administrators 735
Occupational Therapists 2,631
Occupational Therapist  Assistants 840
Optical Selling Permit 236
Opticians 689
Optician Apprentices 247
Optometrists 656
Perfusionists 74
Physical Therapists 4,775
Physical Therapist Assistants 808
Physicians Assistants 2,101
Physicians/Surgeons 17,428
Podiatrists 307
Professional Counselors 2,236
Psychologists 1,984
Radiographers 4,166
Registered Nurses 62,924
Respiratory Care Practitioners 1,795
Speech and Language Pathologists 2,626
Standard Ankle Surgery Permittees 16
Tattoo Technicians 236
Veterinarians 1,405
Port of New London: Chief Exec. Officer, Mayor Daryl J. Fanizio; Chm., Jesse Marshall; The Admiral, Harold E. Shear. State Pier is located at the Port of New London. Port of Bridgeport: Acting Exec. Dir., Andrew Nunn; Chm., Denis J. O'Malley. Port of New Haven: Exec Dir., Judith Sheiffele; Chm., Katharine Goodbody.
Connecticut Airport Authority-owned Airports:  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks; Groton-New London Airport, Groton; Hartford-Brainard Airport, Hartford; Danielson Airport, Killingly; Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Oxford; Windham Airport, Windham.
Commercial Airports 22*
Commercial Heliports 8
Private Heliports 50**
Private Seaplane Bases 7
Commercial Seaplane Bases 0
Private Airports 29***
* Includes state-owned and municipally owned.
**Includes state heliport.
***Includes 2 restricted military airports.
Number of Indian Reservations in Connecticut    
Number of residents
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Trumbull (1/4 acre)  6
Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation, Colchester (106 acres)  3
Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Reservation, North Stonington (225 acres) 25
Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, Ledyard (1,500 acres federal trust land) 388
Mohegan Reservation, Uncasville (240 acres)(409 acres federal trust land) 123
Schaghticoke Reservation, Kent (400 acres) 4
January 1 New Year's Day
First Monday on or after January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12 Lincoln Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
December 25 Christmas

Whenever any of such days occurs upon a Sunday, the Monday next following such day shall be a legal holiday and whenever any of such days occurs upon a Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding such day shall be a legal holiday. (Sec. 1-4 CT. Gen. Stat.)
*The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
*The Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day

*These days are designated by the Governor.

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